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Cooking for One - Live cook along
18 Oct 2021
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Grief has a tremendous impact on our overall health and well-being, not least by changing our eating habits. The physical and emotional pain can be overwhelming leaving us with little energy and motivation to look after our basic needs, such as eating, drinking or sleeping properly. The Cooking for One book compiled by Simon Beckett-Allen from Rosedale Funeral Home is a collection of recipes and stories written by the bereaved offering wisdom, insight, love and hope, and aims to help people rediscover the joy of cooking and baking after a bereavement.
This live cook-a-long from the theatres’ Prelude kitchen will feature simple dishes from the book which are ideal to prepare for any solo diners, although you are also more than welcome to double up with a friend and get involved. An ingredients list will be sent out beforehand along with preparation instructions and we will come together on-line to prepare (and subject to everyone’s success in their kitchen at home), enjoy a tasty three course meal together.
Creative Matters in association with Rosedale Funeral Home
Cost: Free, but booking is essential
Menu: Soda Bread, Tarragon Chicken & Chocolate & Guinness Mousse
Ingredients List: Click here to download a copy of the ingredients needed for the session
This event will be delivered via zoom and an email with link will be sent closer to the event date. A recipe and list of ingredients will be shared so you can be prepared before the session.
Cooking for One contains no platitudes about what a great healer time can be, it is a candid account of the raw pain and utter loneliness that grief can bring about. Those who have opened up about their grief have told it as it really is, not what they think people want to hear. They tell you what has helped and the lessons that they have learned along the way.
So, as well as containing delicious recipes, Cooking for One aims to serve as a personal handbook designed to help the bereaved navigate their personal pathway of grief. Despite people telling them that they ‘really ought to be getting over the worst of it by now’ – and however much they appear to be outwardly coping – perhaps the pain will never fully fade and nor would they wish it to.
All profits from sales of Cooking for One will be donated to Cruse Bereavement Care, whose work in supporting bereaved people in Norfolk and Suffolk is invaluable.