This Wednesday the Community Shop and Pilton Community Health Project will launch a community Cook and Taste recipe book.
The launch takes place in the Community Shop, Pennywell Road on Wednesday from 11am – 1pm!.
There will be cooking demonstrations and free tasters, recipe books and information about food related activities in the area.
The Time Bank Temptations Choir will also be performing on the day.
All the recipes in the book have been tried, tasted and have proved really successful. “This is good and really tasty. I will try to make it at home”, said Joan, one of the community shop volunteers when she tried the ragu Bolognese.
Susan, one of the local volunteers who decided to share her macaroni cheese recipe said: “It’s lovely; quick and easy to cook in the house”.
Memes Molina, Food Development Worker at PCHP, said “It’s been a great opportunity to work in partnership with the shop’s volunteers, to do some cooking with local people and discover new recipes with them.
“This launch is to celebrate the effort and commitment of everyone involved.
“For some of the volunteers it has been a while since they last cooked at home but people got involved and shared their delicious dishes.
“PCHP has put together a recipe book called Cook and Taste, where we can now share a selection of these recipes with the local community.”
The partnership work between PCHP and MCS started as way to promote healthy eating in the area, in response to the needs of some local people and the shop volunteers.
Everyone can come along to the launch. If you want more information about PCHP activities or other food related activities in North Edinburgh, phone PCHP on 013 551 1671 or visit the website.