Tubridy's flipside . . . nobody does it batter
Published 16/02/2010 | 05:00
RYAN Tubridy has added a few culinary strings to his bow.
Even though he spends a large amount of his time on the airwaves, the presenter has proved he is no slouch in the kitchen, especially when it comes to that most specific of skills -- flipping pancakes.
'The Late Late Show' host joined up with five-year-old Eoin James from Ballinteer to test their skills in advance of Pancake Tuesday today, when households around the country will be feasting on their yearly fix.
The pair were promoting a message from the Irish Osteoporosis Society (IOS) and the National Dairy Council which encourages people to make their own pancakes as an easy way of eating some of the recommended three portions of dairy every day.
Half of women over 50 will develop a fracture as a result of osteoporosis, according to the IOS. One in every 10 men will suffer from the same problem.
The Lemon Crepe and Coffee company in Dublin has said that 50c from all pancakes sold today will go to help the IOS.
Meanwhile, National Children's Hospital patient, Toni Mohan Deegan (8), right, perfected her pancake flipping technique as she prepared for more than 800 'Pancake Parties' which will be hosted around the country over the next five days to raise funds for the hospital.