A Recipe From Ianto Jones
Well, Gareth David-Lloyd anyway. It’s just one from a whole collection of celebrity recipes in a new charity book, Meals In The Limelight
Here’s a first for SFX.co.uk. We’ve never posted a recipe before. Well, not one that couldn’t have the words “for disaster” stuck after it. But today we can reveal Gareth David-Lloyd’s secret forumula for creating the perfect Chinese Chicken Chili. And it’s all thanks to an enterprising idea dreamt up by 16 year-old Tom Roberts (above, with the Torchwood star).
Because David-Lloyd is just one of a number of sci-fi actors who are helping him in his bid to raise funds for a life-changing trip to Borneo.
Tom has received support from 130 stars of stage and screen including James Earl Jones (Star Wars), George Takei (Star Trek), Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood), Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager), Stephen Furst (Babylon 5), Catherine Tate (Doctor Who) and John Rhys-Davies (Gimli in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy).
They have joined Hollywood stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keira Knightley, Sir Ian McKellen, Michael Sheen, Damian Lewis, Jeremy Irons, Julie Walters, Baz Luhrman and Bill Nighy in submitting a recipe for Tom’s book Meals In The Limelight, along with their personal thoughts on what that recipe means to each of them.
Tom, from Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, who is the middle of his GCSEs, says: “It’s taken me over 18 months to create and design the cookbook and it’s finally out. Stars from all over the world have kindly sent in recipes, but it is their comments that make this book so special. Some give really personal reasons for loving their recipe, while others – such as John Rhys-Davies – are simply hilarious.”
Tom is raising funds, so he can take part in a month-long World Challenge expedition to Borneo this year, along with other pupils and teachers from Rickmansworth School. Built into the expedition is a range of community project work, which will include renovating and improving a children’s home for orphans and under privileged children from very poor backgrounds. All funds raised in excess of Tom’s trip costs will be donated to charities to help young people.
To find out how you can get hold of a copy of Meals In The Limelight (£14.99 inc. P&P) visit www.mealsinthelimelight.com.
Check out Gareth David-Lloyds culinary masterpeiece on the next page. Thanks to Tom for letting us reprint it.