Life-affirming Lockdown Creativity
In a month of negative news, I thought it would be good to remember some of the more hopeful things that came from the first UK lockdown.
100 British cooks from migrant backgrounds come together in this e-cookbook to raise funds for the bereaved healthcare colleagues and families of Black, Asian & Ethnic minority victims of Covid-19.
Unable to travel as normal, Louis used the first lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – from Lenny Henry to Boy George.
With over 35 recipes, donated by chefs and food writers, and shot by photographer Issy Croker whilst in isolation herself, you’ll find something to make for morning, afternoon and evening, whilst raising money for the brilliant charity Chefs in Schools.
Home Cooking is a podcast from Samin Nosrat and Hrishikesh Hirway, which began as quarantine cooking inspiration.
This website started early on in the year but has really taken off in the US during Covid. It offers a real alternative to Amazon for books, and allows you to support your favourite local bookshop if they have to be closed
This brilliant food illustrator produced some very sweet and engaging videos to follow along with. Enjoyable whatever your creative level.
Tik Tok isn’t my natural habitat, but the warmth of Tabitha Brown is difficult to deny. There is something joyful about her cooking.
Marcus Rashford’s school meals campaign
Marcus Rashford’s campaign for free school meals has shone a light on the very real issue of hunger in the UK. He has made fresh calls for people to donate to a food redistribution charity after MPs voted down his campaign to extend free school meals over the holidays.
Up and down the UK, volunteers have been rising to the challenge of the very real need for food banks. Growing food, raising money and sharing resources.
Run by volunteers, this virtual comedy night has raised over £150,000 for charities, mostly the Trussell Trust, a network of food banks in the UK. Now once a month, the next gig is headlined by James Acaster.
A social enterprise, founded by activists, farmers, journalists, and economists, with the purpose of connecting people with their food during this crisis and beyond.
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