Cook and Share Month

Cook and Share Month

In autumn 2023 across the UK, communities, schools, families and nurseries cooked together to reduce food waste, learn new skills and enjoy delicious food.

Over 6000 people attended a Cook and Share event and our resources, which focused on four weekly themes, were downloaded 9000 times.

Themed Weeks

To ensure there is plenty of inspiration, the resources correspond to weekly themes celebrating the many joys of cooking: Cooking for People, Cooking for Pleasure, Cooking for the Planet and Cooking for the Pocket.

Week One: 30th Oct - 5th Nov – Cooking for People

Halloween and Bonfire Night are the perfect times to bring your loved ones, classmates or community together through hearty and comforting food. We have a whole range of tried-and-tested recipes ready to use, including a sumptuous sausage hotpot or super simple garlic pinwheels.

Week Two: 6th - 12th Nov – Cooking for Pleasure

Whether it’s sharing cooking skills or food memories or enjoying a warm fruit crumble on a chilly night, preparing, and eating food can bring joy in so many ways. This week is all about connecting with others and sharing experiences and culture through cooking.

Week Three: 13th - 19th Nov – Cooking for the Planet

This week we focus how food can have a positive impact on the planet, by looking at seasonality, locally grown and organic. As well as handy tips like how volunteering can be a great way to cook and share with your community, school or loved ones.

Week Four: 20th - 24th Nov – Cooking for the Pocket

With costs rising across the board, this week we pull out some store cupboard showstoppers, speedy staples and simple nutritious recipes to cook creatively on a budget, with the little addition of a simple yet sensational seasonal streusel!

The Cook and Share toolkit 2023 is still available to download here.

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