Breadmaking with Rob
Whilst our Cookery School is on hold for lockdown, here’s a taster of the popular breadmaking sessions led by our resident baker Rob. If you enjoyed this film, we’d be very grateful if you could show your appreciation by donating to our Covid 19 response fund. Cookery School bookings are open for autumn and winter, check out the full schedule here.
Cooking in the Longford Centre
Filmed and narrated by an ex-resident who now assists & leads with Rob, our cook in the cooking sessions at the Longford Centre.
Cooking in the Community
We’ve cooked with over 150 community organisations since setting up in 2010. Everyone deserves good, healthy & nutritious food, and it’s very affordable if you know what to cook and how!
Short trailer for “Adrift” by Clara Casian (20 mins). This Lottery Funded project & film was about raising awareness of the complex issues surrounding homelessness. It aimed to highlight the facts and the misconceptions about homelessness in the hope that attitudes change.
We ran a pilot cooking session in Partington, in collaboration with The Bread & Butter Thing, where we cooked with ingredients that had been given out that day to the public. We found that many did not not how to cook basic vegetables like courgettes, squashes or aubergines, preventing them from making use of their food. By having a cook on site, to talk through the cooking of the ingredients, allowing people to taste what can be done, was very inspiring for everyone.
Here’s a little oversight of the work that we do in the community – cooking from scratch, empowering communities to eat well.
Good food is very affordable if you know what to cook and how.
A 2-day course designed to identify, skill & empower communities to set up community cooking clubs.
We could not run the number of cooking sessions that we do without our wonderful Volunteers.
They are invaluable, but equally we hope that we enrich their lives too. Here are some volunteers talking about their experiences whilst helping us with an event run at the Whitworth Art Gallery for the public as part of the Manchester International Festival 2017.