We are delighted to announce that we are putting together a UK Cohousing Network cookbook, so please will you send in a recipe or two? The best thing would be for you to make up the dish and photograph it, and send us the photo with the recipe. Or better still, a photo of your cohousing community eating it at a shared meal (as well as a close-up of the dish). But just a recipe will be good! The first draft of the cookbook is available in the link below.
The idea is that we compile an interesting book that really helps cohousing groups in the UK to network with each other. We’d like to include all groups: cohousing communities that have been running for years; groups that are building or about to start; people who have nothing much more than a gleam in their eye about cohousing; communities that are not members of UKCN (yet). In true cohousing style, we are aiming to be diverse and inclusive.
It would be lovely to have a few sentences about each group (your history, what you are doing, how you are getting on) and perhaps a short quote about communal eating and how it is for you. If you have any hints or tips on what works and what doesn’t work when cooking communal meals, please let us know! Maybe you could send in a separate group photo? Then when each group uses the book in the far-flung corners of the UK, we can feel the sense of being in a Network, and share the spirit of cooking and eating the very same meal as other cohousing people far away.
Please send your recipes, photos, notes and comments to Jackie Carpenter, (one of the Directors of UKCN).
Jackie says, “I would like all your contributions by the end of Sunday 15th May, please. Did you know that there is European Intentional Community day on 21st May? If you don’t have time to do anything grander, please join in with the cookery book, because we can at least send copies to our European friends. I promise to compile a pdf version of the UKCN cookery book in time to send out on 21st May.”
It would be lovely to have an individual person as a contact name, please, so I can get to know you. Best wishes, Jackie