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Cracking Good Food Chorlton Cookery Classes

Cracking Good Food’s new cookery programme is more diverse than ever Cracking Good Food is delighted to announce the next round of cookery classes and cooking events for the public, running throughout the autumn.

This Chorlton-based cookery network encourages more home cooking through hands-on classes for paying members of the public, funded workshops for community-based groups, pop-up Cooks On The Hop sessions at local events and special food trails and foraging workshops (see the website for more on these). Its purpose is to make food fun, cooking and eating together to pass on knowledge and share ideas for tasty, affordable meals. Adele Jordan, director of the not-for-profit group, says: “People seem to really enjoy their food with us. We think seeing how cheap it is to cook good, seasonal food from scratch gives them an added incentive to get in the kitchen! We just wish we had a little more time to sit around eating it together at the end as that’s always one of our favourite bits!”

Currently subsidised by the Local Food Fund (National Lottery) and The Co-operative Membership, Cracking Good Food classes cost from just £20 for three hours of prepping, cooking and eating (the website has full details). The Saturday classes run between 11am and 2pm while on Tuesday classes are 6pm to 9pm, all at Chorlton High School. Places are limited to 12 so that everyone has the chance to get hands-on. The ingredients we use are seasonal, organic and fairtrade where possible, and bought from Chorlton’s great independent retailers, and many of the Cracking Cooks are local traders and chefs.

Tuesday 27 September: Asian Vegetarian Food (with Masterchef finalist Jackie Kearney) Sunday 2 October (1-3pm): Asian Spice Trail (with Harjinder of Hairy Bikers fame) Saturday 8 October: Avoid Allergies and Intolerances (with nutritionist Elizabeth Wells) Saturday 15 October: Vegetarian Punjabi Cooking (with Harjinder of Hairy Bikers fame) Tuesday 18 October: Essential Japanese (with Kim from Islington Mill Café) Tuesday 1 November: Pumpkin Stews, Soups & Seeds (with Hickson & Black’s Jay) Saturday 5 November: Seasonal Soups (with Kath from Unicorn Grocery) Tuesday 15 November: Breadmaking for Beginners (with Rob) Saturday 19 November: Vegetarian Xmas Dinner (with Kim from Islington Mill Café) Tuesday 22 November: Middle Eastern Mezze (with Deanna from North Star Deli)

Classes can now be booked online at www.crackinggoodfood.org using our new cart system. You can also buy vouchers: call 0845 652 2572 or pop into Hickson & Black’s in Chorlton. For any general enquiries, email: fiona@crackinggoodfood.org