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Cooking with South Shields: Recipes inspired by authors’ heritage

Nadia Terry
Nadia Terry

Chefs in South Tyneside are serving up a cultural recipe for success with a series of cooking demonstrations.

Residents are being invited to come along to a cooking demonstration this Saturday as part of a new initiative called ‘Cooking with South Shields.’

The project, organised by arts group CIRCA Projects, has seen local residents come together to create a cookbook of diverse dishes inspired by their heritage which explores the food that local people cook at home and the backgrounds of these recipes.

Ahead of its launch residents are invited to cooking demonstrations of the books dishes.

The next one held at Women’s Health in South Tyneside (WHIST), inn Mile End Road, South Shields, on Saturday from 12pm to 2pm.

The first session - how to make a Yemeni themed dish - was held last month.

The book will feature photographs and interviews with the cooks by South Shields-based photographer Peter Fryer who has documented their recipes.

“The book features ten contributors making around 20 recipes ranging from simple to the more complex dishes,” Dawn Bothwell of CIRCA Projects said. The project is funded by The Community Foundation; Big Lottery Fund; Port of Tyne and Woodward Charitable Trust and Arts Council England.

The next free demonstrations will be held on November 14 from 11am to 1pm at Ocean Road Community Centre; and December 12 from 12pm to 2pm at South Shields Library.

The book will be launched at South Shields Library on December 12.

For more information visit: www.cookingwithsouthshields.co.uk