Do you love food? Do you love cooking? Do you have a favorite recipe from your family?
Edible Histories will enable 32 young people from diverse backgrounds to explore their family and community heritage through the medium of food, starting in September and are recruiting now.
In partnership with Southend Museum young people will explore the history of our local community by looking at popular food recipes from Southend and carrying out first hand research with people from different generations within their families and local community. This will help young people to get a sense of the diversity of our local community, and how different cultures and traditions are all rooted in our shared history.
Each week will involve cooking recipes, workshops, masterclasses, research and working with a group to put together a recipe book.
Young people will develop a legacy cook book to share their favorite recipes from
their families and communities, then will host an edible histories food festival where further young people and members of the community will be able to taste the recipes and understand their historical context.For more information, to register your interest or to arrange a briefing session email
and mark the subject 'Edible Histories' or call 01702 463216
03 July 2012
The following recipe book was produced by volunteers at the Southend YMCA. They looked into the history of different cultures to develop a global information resource focusing on the food of the world.
Download the full PDF HERE