Raymond Blanc makes a speech at the Garden Organic Reception hosted by HRH the Prince of Wales at Highgrove
14 July 2011
Vice President of Garden Organic, Raymond Blanc OBE, at the Garden Organic reception at Highgrove House, hosted by HRH the Prince of Wales.
The Prince of Wales was praised by chef Raymond Blanc for his contribution to promoting quality British food.
His Royal Highness held a reception at Highgrove, his family home in Gloucestershire, for the charity Garden Organic.
The Prince has been Patron of the charity, which promotes the benefits of organic growing methods, since 1988.
For many years, The Prince has believed strongly in the clear advantages of organic growing and farming.
Highgrove has a garden that has been run on an organic basis by The Prince for 20 years. His Royal Highness runs the nearby Duchy Home Farm, which is part of the Highgrove estate, on an organic basis and the gardens at Clarence House and Birkhall are also managed organically.
Raymond Blanc, who is Vice President of the charity, said: "Because of you, sir, food and nourishment has been at the forefront of the British consciousness."
A video of Raymond's speech will be available on his website shortly.
To visit the Garden Organic website, click here
To visit The Prince of Wales website and read the full story, click here
To read Raymond's blog with the full text of his speech, click here
Raymond Blanc's new book, Kitchen Secrets, featuring recipes from Kitchen Secrets Series 1 & 2 and many more, was published by Bloomsbury on 14 February and is available to buy online from Amazon, from Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Brasserie Blanc, Maison Blanc, and from online and retail bookstores.
Follow Raymond Blanc on Twitter
Contact Raymond via the Contact page of the website
To find out more about The Raymond Blanc Cookery School, click here