Have you got any family recipes you want to share? Or can you recommend a special dish that makes the most of the wealth of exotic ingredients Deptford High Street has to offer?
The Deptford Cookbook Project is looking for recipes from local people, to create a kind of community resource that everyone can contribute to - after all, the one thing that connects us is that we all have to eat.
Niaomh, the woman running the project explains:
"It is with fondness that we have spent the last six months forming and working on the Deptford Cookbook Project, an idea promoting community togetherness. We had our first event in March, held at the Albany with great success. The idea behind the project is essentially, to create something made by the communty for the community.
"Everybody is connected to food and we felt this was a great way to bring people together, the idea of breaking bread is the essence of all culture and tradition. We aim to do this through creating a series of cookbooks that are contributed to by people in various forms. This can be at the event, where we host talks bringing people together, to sharing favourite dishes and memories, collected for the book or online through our website.
"We have the suppost of some local businesses which have also contributed recipes and the project is continuing to expand. We are currently in particlular need of puddings, but all dishes are welcome. Our website will be up and running soon, but we are accepting recipes as from now."
Anyone can send a recipe to add to the cookbook, just include your name along witih clear instructions and ingredients in an Word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.