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Sunday, July 11, 2010

One Planet Community Kitchen

The Low Carbon Cookbook group has been meeting since September 2010. Now in 2012 we are collating our material in a series of blogs on This Low Carbon Life and meeting more occasinally. You are welcome to get in touch however. Here is our first call out post with details about the project at the end:

"If you want to find a way into Transition choose food," Rob Hopkins once said. And judging by the number of blogs on this subject most TN authors agree. Writing, cooking and working as a cooperative crew are three essential Transition skills and this new working party aims to give us experience and enjoyment in all three. We’ll be working to create a Low Carbon Cookbook that will be a selection of bring-food-to-share recipes (with its ecological footprint), as well as a guide to downshift cuisine and local food activism - from TN's CSA and reskilling workshops. to hinterland appleshare and community bee projects and all the strands that make up the Low Carbon Food Pattern of Norwich.

On the way, we’ll be inviting Transitioners from the region to share their knowledge of community food projects and co-operative working structures and I'll be offering practial hands-on guidance on Writing and Cooking as a food writer and ex-magazine editor.

The Low Carbon Cookbook originated at TN's First Birthday party in October 2009 and has since been discussed in the Strangers’ Circle as we have looked at food as one of the main drivers of carbon reduction and resilience. A short precis of the book and links to the subjects we are covering can be found at This Low Carbon Life (see under working projects on the right hand column). (Charlotte Du Cann/Communications)

Kitchen work began in October 2010 and the Low Carbon cooking crew plan to cook and track the seasons during one growing year. If you are interested in taking part in the project do get in touch  All welcome. Our sessions are monthly and we meet in Central Norwich.

Photo: fruit brought to the Strangers' meeting on Resilience and Community by Mark Watson