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An actress from Preston has scooped a year’s worth of grocery shopping after her recipe video came top in a national competition.

The Freedom Food’s Compassionate Cook contest, supported by the Fairtrade Foundation, asked cooks who care about good food and where it comes from to make short recipe video using ingredients with the Freedom Food and Fairtrade Foundation labels.

Kate Holderness, 29, came up with a comedy-inspired sketch around the preparation of a ‘Chilli Con Sausage’.

The former Archbishop Temple High School student, originally from Ribbleton, but now living in London, said: “I wanted to get involved as animal welfare is something I really care about.

“My mum and dad have a Superpet Warehouse in Ribbleton Place, which all my brothers and sisters and myself have worked in growing up, and my cousin runs The Dogs’ Barracks in Leyland, a kinder alternative to dog’s kennels, so I suppose a love of animals runs in the family.”

She added: “I’m an actress so when I saw that you had to submit a video entry I thought it’d be a great way to try out a new character.

“I’m a huge comedy fan, my favourite comedy actress is Julia Davis who plays Jill in Nighty, Night, so I thought I’d try to make people laugh whilst getting the important message across.”

Judge Paul Merrett, a TV chef, said: “She’s fantastic. Give this girl her own show!

“I loved her deadpan delivery and her sense of humour is fabulous, she’s a telly natural.

“The dish was good and her message about the importance of buying higher welfare Freedom Food products, as well as Fairtrade products was clear.”

Kate, who has recently moved to London, where she said fish and chips cost £9, added: “The prize will really make a huge difference to mine and my family’s lives this year.”




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