Jermaine’s story – how what I learnt on the Bags of Taste programme is still making a difference one year on

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Jermaine is a mum of two from Hackney and did the Bags of Taste course in summer 2022. She has always cooked for her family, but mostly stuck to the Caribbean dishes she knew and found it difficult to introduce new foods because of her sons…

Bags of Taste and Tuck by Truck – making a difference together across communities

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At Bags of Taste, we couldn’t do what we do without working with partners and Tuck by Truck are one of our key partners that support Bags of Taste in Newham, Tower Hamlets and Walthamstow. Tuck by Truck support people with learning disabilities…

How Bags of Taste got me out of the ‘can’t cook, won’t cook’ habit

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Read Esther's story, one of our students who did one of the first Bags of Taste Mentored courses. Sometimes the most effective solutions come in the most seemingly unlikely places. If someone had said to me that a cookery course via WhatsApp…

Why being a Bags of Taste cooking mentor is so satisfying

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Amy has been a Bags of Taste cooking mentor for the last 18 months. Find out more about her experiences and how rewarding she finds it. When I first applied to be a cooking mentor with Bags of Taste in 2021, I was looking for a virtual…

Why what you eat is so important for mental health

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Why what you eat is so important for your mental health
Bags of Taste mentored cooking course

Cost of living crisis

Read our recent blog from our CEO, Alicia Weston on what we’re doing at Bags of Taste to support people during the cost of living crisis.

New healthy eating initiative in Newham run by Bags of Taste

Bags of Taste have been commissioned by Newham Public Health to deliver their weight management initiative in the borough. The course is specifically for people who have a long term condition, a mental health condition, a learning disability or those who are carers.
Channa Masala

A day in the life of a Bags of Taste Area Head

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Boosting confidence and well-being and connecting across the community We caught up with Caroline, our Area Head for Hackney who told us what she gets up to and why it's so rewarding. Tell us about a day in the life of a Bags of Taste Area…
Ladies in Maldon

Dancing round the kitchen, feeling motivated and binning microwave meals – a view of 2021

As 2021 is nearly over, we wanted to let you know what we’ve been up to at Bags of Taste.