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Successful slow cooking in Shiregreen

14 February 2018
Claire Middleton, Lauren De Souza-Denpsey, Loice Goulehon and Eva Aka

Some Shiregreen cooks have learned new skills for cooking low and slow through a partnership from Sanctuary Housing and SOAR.

Slow cookery course

The two organisations have teamed up with Blend, a community food project, to organise a free slow cookery training course which started last month.

Tasty dishes

The fully-booked course is seeing the participants learn how to cook a range of tasty dishes, including a Thai-style curry and beef ragu. Attendees with specific dietary requirements are also being catered for with tailored recipes to suit their needs.

“The dishes so far have been delicious”

One of the participants, Claire, is really enjoying the course. She said: “I am having great fun and the dishes so far have been delicious. I’m looking forward to using the recipes at home to cook good value and healthy meals.”

“The course is going really well”

Chris Hanson, the course trainer from Blend, commented: “The course is going really well. The group are a great mix of people and they have been very quick to pick up the cookery skills, with some bringing in recipes for us all to try.

“I’m looking forward to the next few weeks of the programme and hope we can continue to work with Sanctuary on more projects to benefit local residents.”

This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities, and Small Grant funding provided by People Keeping Well – Firth Park/Shiregreen Community Partnership. 


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