Idea Box – Fun and Food

Does the thought of a Food Club make your mouth water? You can easily start one in your neighborhood or apartment! Here are some cool ideas you can use:
Swap your favourite recipes. Each one must choose their favourite recipe and cook the dish. Take the dish along with copies of the recipe to share at the next club meeting.

Choose a dish that you can make easily, with no fuss and no mess. Let each club member bring one of the ingredients. You can cook it together. You can cook it together. Get permission from one of your mothers to use her kitchen. Share the treat over a noisy chat session!

Organize a potluck party. Get each of your friends to bring one dish. Head to the local park, spread out a sheet and enjoy a picnic!

Collect a hamper of food and take it to an old age home or an orphanage. Talk to the warden before you do this.

Make sandwiches or simple, flavoured rice like lime rice and make separate packets. Distribute them to people who sit hungry in the streets.

Organize a ‘creative cooking contest. You need to dress up plain and boring food items like dosa or idli and come up with interesting and tasty combinations. For example, you could make dosa topped with chicken, onion, cheese and sauce to make a dosa pizza. Ask everyone to sample the dishes and vote for the best.

Plant ‘food in your neighborhood. Grow organic, tomatoes, chillies, brinjals and more with just a little care and some natural manure. Share your produce with others.

Invite good cooks you know to give your club members cooking classes once a month. Mothers, fathers, grandmothers and uncles who cook well can all be roped in!

Your Food Club can offer to cook for people you know. When a neighbor wants your services, you can all cook up some food for a small fee or treat!

– Stephanie Daniel

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