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'I'd choose an organic beef roast for my final meal'

The DJ and telly presenter Sara Cox tells Ella Walker why her children love her home made food best

Bolton-born Sara Cox has three children, a love of all things organic, and a pretty hectic lifestyle, but she still makes time for home-cooked meals. The former Radio 1 DJ grew up on her dad's farm, so is particularly interested in animal welfare.

We caught up briefly with the broadcaster to grill her on the truly important stuff ...

Your ultimate Death Row, last-night-on-earth meal, would be ...

If I had any appetite at all, a roast organic beef dinner with a Yorkshire pudding and gravy and horseradish - ideally from British Herefords, because that's where my dad farms.

The thing you still can't cook is ...

I'm not very good at baking - so, cakes - I've never really been into it. My mum taught me more how to cook a broth than a Victoria sponge; I'm feeling the repercussions. And I'm not very good at pan-frying fish, I seem to leave a lot of the fish in the pan.

You favourite store cupboard essential is ...

Jalapeno Tabasco, I put it on everything.

The kitchen utensil you can't live without is ...

I like my NutriBullet.

If you get hungry late at night, the first snack that you'll reach for is ...

Matzo Cracker - like an A4 sheet of cracker with some butter on, that's lovely.

When it comes to concocting a hangover cure ...

It used to be eggs Benedict and a Bloody Mary when I was in my 20s.

And your signature dish for wowing at dinner parties is ...

A plate meat pie, it's the only thing my kids will fight over the scraps of. It's basically meat, flour and fat, mince with a bit of gravy, and a bit of white pepper. The kids love it. Five clean plates at the end, that's satisfying.

Sara Cox is the face of the Organic Trade Board's EU-funded campaign #FeedYourHappy.

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