Cooking and Care

A workshop exploring the relationship between cooking, comfort, and care

‘Cooking and Care’ is a project which aims to understand how cooking and providing food helps us care for ourselves and others. In our workshop, participants are encouraged to bake something (with suggestions from us) and engage in conversation; What does cooking mean to you? How can food be an expression of love or care? Has our relationship with cooking changed during the pandemic? We will also be completing drawings and paintings, which will form a virtual cookbook of our recipes and creations.

This here is the recipe we will be using so please follow this one if possible. Please also bring along any of the following: paper, paints, pencils, pens.


Sara Simper (BA Art and English Literature, Reading School of Art) & Sophie Baldwin (BA Art and English Literature, Reading School of Art)

Jo Ingleby from Feeding Bristol an umbrella organisation, which exists to influence the city, in order to see a zero hunger Bristol. 

Nathan Nobbs runs Potsford Farm, a care farm in rural Suffolk. Their co-farmers take part in all aspects of farming including caring for animals, growing fruit and vegetables and taking part in conservation work. Nathan is also a registered mental health nurse.

Alison Peyton from ReadiFood, Reading’s Independent Food Bank providing food parcels to those in severe need in the greater Reading area. Alison is also a Reading University Psychology alumnus.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Join

Cooking and Care

Join us for 2 hours of baking, art, and conversation.

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