What is Cooking Good?
Cooking Good is a healthy eating project led by Health-Works. There are a number of partnerships involved with Cooking Good, including Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing Board, Home Start (Daventry and South Northants), snvb, Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust and Grand Union Homes. Together we are funded by Public Health England to deliver home cooking experiences to families in the more rural areas of Daventry and South Northants. The two consultants who founded Cooking Good are Lorraine Hirst and Louisa Gregory, pictured below delivering training to Home Start volunteers. Today, the team is made up of Katie Swain, Project Manager and Lead for Logisitics and Events, and an army of experienced volunteers who include educators, chefs and nutritionists, as well as home cooks who are passionate about helping others to learn to cook from scratch.
The original project aim was to help families cook straight-forward family meals by providing teaching sessions in small groups in accessible venues or in families’ own homes. However, given the current Coronavirus crisis we had to find alternative ways to reach the families with ideas and tools to help them cook more nutritious meals on a budget. By providing useful cooking videos and online easy-to-cook recipes, and offering meals in a bag with recipe cards via various agencies providing families with food during the pandemic, we aim to bring families together around the simple activity of cooking and eating good food.
Contact Us to find out more or browse the site to discover simple and hearty family recipes (that are also a bit healthy!) and other useful information for those cooking on a budget.
Lorraine, Louisa from Cooking Good and Judy from Home Start