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*Stop Press - Winter 2013*
You're never to old to learn!
The MTA has also been working very successfully with David Malone of 'The Real Food Works' who have produced a short film of their work in conjunction with Age UK - entitled 'You're never to old to learn'! The video shows his cooking school in in the North East of England action - how they are changing older people's attitudes towards food and cooking, and teaching them how to cook for one's and two's, using solely microwave ovens to cook their food in.
A most successful on going project.
Watch the video to see for your self!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axETp1SxDhE&feature=youtu.be

*Stop Press Winter 2013 - What an exciting year!*
Our Chairman Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson was recently invited to a lunch, courtesy of the London Bailliage of Chaine des Rotisseurs. The lunch was hosted by Bailliage member Anton Mossimann - who was delighted to inform our Chairman that 'Yes' they did have microwave and microwave combination ovens in their kitchens and YES - they were used to assist with the preparation of their fabulous meals. We knew it all the time!

*Stop Press - January 2013*
THE MTA is delighted to announce that it's AGM will be held in conjunction with Brighton University's Hotpot: End of Project Conference, at the Old Ship Hotel from 21st - 23rd January, 2013. With speakers from throughout Europe, it promises to be a very informative day.

Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson, continues to promote all aspects of microwave cooking on the various BBC local radio stations. She will be once 'talking about microwaves' on BBC Radio Wales on Friday 11th January between 10 -11 am and on BBC Radio South East on Tuesday 15th January between 1 - 2 pm. More dates to follow..

*Stop Press - March 2012*
At a presentation given by the *Catering Equipment Suppliers Association, during Hotelympia, at theExcel Centre, London - on 27th February, 2012, our Chairman - Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson, was given the 'CESA* - Food Service Order of Merit Award', for her 'significant voluntary contribution to the development of the hospitality industry'.

*Stop Press - November 2011*
Our Chairman - Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson, will be once again cooking live on BBC Radio on Saturday 19th November.

Jennipher will be joining show host Nick Coffers on his ' Weekend Kitchen' food show on Saturday 19th November, from 12 until 2 pm. on BBC Three Counties Radio.
She will be cooking a variety of main course meals - in the microwave oven, as well as christmas treats, like Christmas pudding - just in time for Britain's 'Stir Up Sunday, on 20th November, when traditionally people make their Christmas puddings and store them ready for Christmas.
If you can't listen live, then listen through the BBC iplayer.

Stop Press - May 2011
The MTA in conjuction with Campden BRI will be holding a seminar on Wednesday 13th July 2011 entitled 'Microwave Foods: innovations and implications. For more information see: Campden.co.uk/micro-foods-seminar.htm

Archive Press Information:

*Stop Press - November 2010*

Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson, Chairman of the MTA is delighted to announce the arrival of the latest Microwave Technologies Association cook-book -
Microwave Magic - The Heart of 21st Century cooking.
It follows the format of it's prize winning predecessor, which recently sold out and is now out of print.

The books can be purchased through the MTA's own web-site, as well as the national high street retailers, on line book stores and Lakeland Ltd.,
Every one at the MTA wishes it every success.

*Stop Press - June 2010*

MTA Chairman Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson will be showing listeners how to make the best of quick and simple summer cooking, including food for BBQ's whilst being the live guest in the studios on both the Anne Diamond show on Friday 4th June 2010 on BBC Radio Berkshire and on Wednesday 9th June on the Jo Good show on BBC Radio London. For more information, contact Jennipher direct - through 'Contact us..' on this website.
For more information contact Jennipher direct or BBC Radio London and BBC Radio Berkshire through their websites.

Jennipher is also delighted to inform readers that the cook-book - Microwave Magic - The Art of 21st Century cooking, has been short listed for the 'Peoples Book Prize', for the months of November, December and January 2010. For more information or to vote for the book see www.peoplesbookprize.com

*Stop Press - June 2009*
MTA's Technical Officer Gordon Andrews has, in conjunction with Heinz just launched the smallest microwave oven in the world.. 
For more information see the Press Release below or contact Gordon Andrews, MD of GAMA Microwave Technology Ltd. via this link. Gama Consultants

*Stop Press - May 2009*
MTA Member Bob Schiffmann has a new website www.microwaveinnovations.com .
*Stop Press - May 2009*
Please look out for MTA's Chairman: Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson as guest presenter on the UKTV food programme - 'The Market Kitchen'.

*Stop Press:*
MTA's Chairman - Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson - gave a joint cooking show with 'Times food writer - richard Ehrlich, at the recent Abergavenny Food Festival which was held over the weekend of 20 - 21st September.
Here is a précis of the feature Richard wrote about the event in ‘The Times’.
The full feature can be read at:
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/article4892295.ece
From The Times
October 11, 2008

Green kitchen: new wave cooking
The eco credentials of microwave recipes

Richard Ehrlich
At the Abergavenny Food Festival last month, I gave a joint demonstration on low-energy cooking with Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson, chairman of the Microwave Technologies Association. My spiel was about pressure cookers. No prizes for guessing what Marshall-Jenkinson talked about.

Among the dishes she cooked was a steamed toffee pudding which took all of seven minutes (and looked and tasted great). And watching her work made me think about two semi-imminent events. One is Energy Saving Week, which runs from October 20-26. The other is Christmas. Since you may already be planning on cooking your Christmas pudding, Marshall-Jenkinson and I both plead: cook it in your microwave.

Marguerite Patten, Britain’s senior cookery writer and a long-time microwave advocate, has published a microwave Christmas pudding recipe that calls for ten minutes of cooking. According to an analysis for Defra, cooking Christmas pud on an electric hob uses somewhere between 7.5 and 10 times more electricity than cooking it in a microwave.

What does that mean for the nation? Look at it this way: for every 10,000 Christmas puddings cooked from scratch in the microwave, we eliminate around 26,000 kWh of electricity use – enough to run 250 full-size dishwashers twice a week for a year. We also save tens of thousands of litres of water. And these savings increase if the pud is then heated for serving in the microwave. Similar savings can be made cooking rather more everyday dishes such as baked potatoes in the microwave.

Learn more about Energy Saving Week at http://tinyurl.com/54d7gs. Marshall-Jenkinson’s excellent book Microwave Magic: The Art of 21st Century Cooking (£12.95) can be purchased at www.microwaveassociation.org.uk .

greenkitchen@thetimes.co.uk

*Stop Press - September 2008*
The MTA website has been updated again. Published in the Members Section are the 'Minutes' of the recent Members meeting which was held at the offices of InterTek on 22nd May, 2008.
The Autumn edition of 'Highlights' is also now available for viewing in the Members Section.
Lastly don't forget to lookout for the date & venue of the next Microwave Technologies Association members meeting,
which will be held 23rd October, 2008 at the offices of Amdea in central London.

*Stop Press - October 2007*
The MTA is delighted to congratulate our President - Marguerite Patten, on receiving the "Woman of the Year - Life time Achievement Award" , which was presented to her in a prestigious ceremony on Monday 15th October. For many years Marguerite has inspired generations of women to cook good healthy nourishing food for their families. During changing times and trends she has been true to her self and her good cooking ethics. Supporting our Association is a great accolade, for which we thank Marguerite very much. Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson, Chairman"