Remember This When Councils Whinge About ‘Tory Cuts’…

Haringey Borough Council are offering people the opportunity to learn how to make healthier versions of their favourite takeaways.

As part of the Healthy Haringey campaign, free cookery classes are taking place at Tottenham University Technical College this month.


I just…

Cllr Peter Morton, Haringey council cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “Everyone wants to eat healthily, but not all of us know how to cook tasty, nutritional meals that won’t break the bank.

“These classes will give people the practical skills and knowledge to make healthier food at home, helping them to save money and stay healthy.”

Switch on a TV, chum. The space not filled with game shows, property refurb shows and soaps is usually taken up with cookery shows.

Or try YouTube. You can learn how to do anything there.

Or step into any charity shop or jumble sale – the bookshelves will be full of expensive cookery books barely even opened, their pristine covers unsullied by a smear of margarine or a thumbprint in flour.

So…why should the poor bloody taxpayer have to stump up for this sort of thing? It’s not exactly an essential service, is it?

5 comments for “Remember This When Councils Whinge About ‘Tory Cuts’…

  1. microdave
    June 3, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I thought kids were taught cookery at skool???

    • Frank
      June 3, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      When I was at school it was Domestic Science.

      And it was only for girls while the boys did manly stuff like woodwork and metalwork. Happy days. 🙂

  2. June 3, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Amaaazin innit. I could cook a pretty good three course dinner when I was ten. These so-called courses by councils are a sop to the lefty party faithful who want to see that ‘something is being done’, but for whom?

  3. Andrew Duffin
    June 5, 2015 at 11:55 am

    They still get taught domestic science.

    But it’s so stifled and over-burdened by Elf ‘n Safety, that they never actually do any cooking.

    And of course, we’re now on the second – or possibly third – generation living on takeaways.

  4. June 7, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Yup! ‘Domestic science’ for me too, but I already knew how to cook. My mum & nan got he involved from an early age. So I was ahead of most of my peers.

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