Health & Wellbeing Service - Manchester

Come Cook With Us - CFC DVD & Recipe Book


Come Cook with us is a new resource produced by the Community Food Co-ordinator (CFC) project, and is funded through a grant provided by the BIG Lottery.

The specially shot DVD and accompanying recipe book are primarily aimed at people with learning disabilities/difficulties and their carers, although the resource can be used by everyone with an interest in cooking easily prepared healthy nutritious meals from scratch.

The recipe book accompanies 5 recipes on the enclosed DVD, for meals which are easy to cook, nutritious and good fun to create on your own, or with a group. The DVD records cooking sessions where food workers, support workers and service users with learning difficulties, who live in supported accommodation, worked together to create meals. The recipes shown were chosen to cover key nutrition needs and meals for different times of the day.

Nowadays, near everybody is used to eating ready made, or processed foods very often. There seems to be a link between this, and health problems, which many of us, particularly those living in supported accommodation, suffer from or will suffer from in the future. The DVD aims to show that cooking together can be educational and enjoyable, and also ensure that nutritious healthy food can be prepared easily as a group or by just a couple of people. Each step in the recipes is clearly shown in the DVD and the recipe book also contains easy to follow instructions to prepare the meals we have chosen to highlight in the resource.

The DVD and recipe book was produced with significant involvement from the Manchester Learning Disabilities Partnership, and with support from The University Of Salford MediaCity UK.

A limited supply of the DVD and recipe book is available from Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service, and is intended for use within the Greater Manchester area. For further details please contact Paul Nethercott.