12 April 2012

GUEST BLOG: Last, but not least

By guest blogger SARAH FANTHORPE

Congratulations to Safia who ran (with a little guidance from Alison) our celebratory cooking session at Buckthorn House on Southway Housing's Nell Lane estate in Chorlton. Everyone was keen to show their new cooking skills and Safia's name was picked from a hat from all the participants who attended our cooking programme.

She chose to cook one of the Saucy Pasta dishes and all agreed that Gruyere cheese was a luxury ingredient we could include as this was the grand finale to our fantastic five-week food fest. We also prepared a beetroot and carrot salad with a delicious dressing of lime juice, soy sauce and just a touch of fresh chillies.

You can see more photographs from the fifth class on our Facebook page. Click here to be redirected. The event was also filmed, by MA social anthropology student Jacob, who will be editing a four-minute film which will appear soon on YouTube.

Here are some quotes from participants on the first five-week course...

"It has been a very enjoyable experience, the course was well thought out and the Cracking Good Food tutors were very friendly and welcoming. I learnt a lot about healthy eating"
- Gill, Southway Housing resident.

"I have enjoyed attempting dishes I previously wouldn't have cooked. I would definitely recommend the course to anyone lacking in confidence with food and would not hesitate to sign up to any subsequent courses" - Tobias, local resident.

We have a second five-week cooking programme starting on 17 April. Please contact Sarah on 07930 898935 or via sarahsish@yahoo.co.uk.

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