There’s no stop­ping this hur­ri­cane in the kitchen

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS WELCOME -

A mem­ber of Tweed Shire Coun­cil’s com­mu­nity-based Equal Ac­cess In­clu­sion Com­mit­tee has been hon­oured with a sig­nif­i­cant grant to help him ful­fil a long-held dream of pub­lish­ing a cook­book.

Nathan Quinell (pic­tured) of Pottsville qual­i­fied as a chef in 2006 de­spite be­ing blind, re­quir­ing two cochlear im­plants to over­come his deaf­ness and liv­ing with type one di­a­betes.

He has been se­lected as one of 45 re­cip­i­ents from more than 1800 ap­pli­cants to share in part of the $1 mil­lion AMP To­mor­row Fund grants, aimed at sup­port­ing tal­ented, de­ter­mined Aus­tralians who are work­ing hard to­wards a goal that will ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity.

Nathan will use the fund­ing to pub­lish print and au­dio ver­sions of The Hur­ri­cane Cook­book, a project he has been work­ing on since be­com­ing a chef.

“The goal was to cre­ate a cook­book which is ac­ces­si­ble to peo­ple at all lev­els of abil­ity, es­pe­cially those with chal­lenges around lit­er­acy, me­dia and nu­mer­acy,” said Nathan.

“It’s a project which com­bines my two great­est loves, which are cook­ing good food and help­ing peo­ple.”

The ti­tle of the book – and Nathan’s nick­name The Hur­ri­cane Chef – refers to Ru­bin ‘Hur­ri­cane’ Carter, the mid­dleweight boxer who was wrongly con­victed of mur­der in 1967 and spent nearly 20 years in prison be­fore be­ing re­leased.

“I saw the movie about his life at a young age and was so in­spired by his story,” said Nathan.

Coun­cil’s Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment Of­fi­cer – Age­ing and Dis­abil­ity Karen Collins, who co­or­di­nates the com­mit­tee, said the award is well de­served.

Pottsville chef Nathan Quinell cook­ing up a storm.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.