Free cookery course in Hackney? Sounds tasty

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FREE YOURSELF from the tyranny of supermarket heat-ups and takeaways with a free cooking course.

Community Kitchens Project, which promotes healthy eating, has some vacancies on its two-hour lessons starting at two centres next week.

The project, which is associated with the Manor Gardens Welfare Trust, operates in Islington and environs. It says that participants learn how to make “delicious healthy meals, how to shop on a budget and how to read food labels. You will also meet people and have fun”.

Nobody is saying you will emerge with the skills of, say, TV’s Nigella or Loving Dalston’s Shooey. But its clear from testimonials that you will learn the elements of home cuisine.

Siobhán Mannion told Loving Dalston: “You learn to cook basic healthy dishes on a budget then sit and eat together.” Yum-yum, fun-fun.

* Wednesday sessions run from 9 Jan 2013 to 6 Feb 2013 from 5pm-7pm at Stamford Hill Community Centre, Stamford Hill N16 6RS, and 16 Jan to 20 Feb, noon-2pm at Gaby’s Kitchen, Well Street Surgery, Hackney E9 7TA. Booking: Siobhan on 0207 561 5281,

* Rambling down Ridley Road, Shooey’s weekly food column, is due to resume after the Christmas-New Year hiatus, on Fri 11 Jan 2013. One of Shooey’s inexpensive snacks is shown above.

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