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New Year’s resolutions? Cook and eat healthily with Cracking Good Food

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Cracking Good Food is delighted to announce its latest round of cookery classes for the public, starting January to help you with those New Year’s healthy eating resolutions!

This cookery network, based in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, south Manchester, encourages home cooking through hands-on classes for paying members of the public, funded workshops for community-based groups, demos at local events and special foraging trips. Our purpose is to make food fun – we cook and eat as a group to pass on knowledge and bring the social aspect back to food. CGF Director Adele Jordan says: “People love cooking with us and seeing how cheap, tasty and enjoyable it is to cook good seasonal food from scratch! Both beginners and seasoned cooks take so much away from our classes.”

Funded by Local Food (National Lottery) and Co-operative Membership, CGF classes cost from just £30 for three hours of prepping, cooking and eating. Classes are run in Chorlton High School’s well-equipped domestic science kitchens and places are limited to 12 so everyone can really participate. Our ingredients are seasonal, organic and fairtrade, and sourced from local independent retailers. The Cracking Cooks are local traders and trained chefs, and include Masterchef finalist Jackie Kearney and Hairy Bikers cook Harjinder.

Some spring classes are already sold out, but these still have places available to book:

Saturday 14 January 2012, 11am-2pm - Discovering Fish Saturday 4 February, 11am-2pm - Vegetarian Punjabi Cooking Tuesday 7 February, 6-9pm - Vegetarian Thai Street Food Saturday 25 February, 11am-2pm - Breadmaking For Beginners Tuesday 28 February, 6-9pm - Malaysian & Indonesian Cuisine Saturday 3 March, 11am-2pm - Gourmet Pizza & Focaccia Saturday 10 March, 11am-2pm - Desi Punjabi Khanna Tuesday 13 March, 6-9pm - Asian Vegetarian Cuisine Saturday 17 March, 11am-2pm - Tarts & Quiches

Book classes or buy vouchers online at www.crackinggoodfood.org, via 0845 652 2572, or at Hickson & Black’s delicatessen in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester.