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A cracking day for a Cracking launch!

Phew, we’re only just recovering from the launch of Cracking Good Food at Chorlton’s Big Green Festival on Saturday, when around 6,000 local residents turned up to enjoy sustainability in the spring sunshine. The Cracking Good Food launch was a resounding success, with loads of happy customers signing up for sessions led by Kim, Lorenzo […]

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Cracking new leaflet!

Do you like our new leaflet? We’re going to be handing them out at our official launch at Chorlton’s Big Green Festival tomorrow. We’ll also be asking festival-goers to fill in a quick questionnaire to let us know what kinds of workshops they’d like to see Cracking Good Food offer, so come over and give […]

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Magazine star…

Cracking Good Food is featured in this month’s Community Index, coinciding with our launch at Chorlton’s Big Green Festival on Saturday 27 March. You can download a PDF of the April issue here or pick up a copy in Unicorn, Chorlton Library, Chorlton Bookshop, Creative Recycling and various other outlets. The magazine is also delivered […]

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Cracking Good Food official launch

Cracking Good Food’s official launch is approaching fast and a week today (Saturday 27 March), we’ll be rocking up at Chorlton’s Big Green Festival with our Cooks On The Hop gazebo! Chorlton’s Big Green Festival gives people the chance to sample sustainable living in fun and friendly surroundings, putting environmental issues centre stage with a […]

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Cracking Cooks training session, Friday 12 March

There’s nothing quite like getting a group of foodies together to cook up a meal, although our recent event was something of a dinner party with a difference! To be a Cracking Good Food Cooking Leader, our team of Cracking Cooks have to undergo training in everything from food hygiene to health and safety, and […]

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Cracking website

Check out our lovely new website at There, you’ll find top tips for Cracking Good Food shopping in Chorlton, dates of upcoming workshops and Cooks On The Hop sessions, details on how to get in touch with us and useful info on some of the people we are working with to make this project […]

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Let them eat cake!

Believe it or not, this colourful fellow is a cake. And a very delicious one too. The slumbering dragon and his lair filled with treasure was created by Kate from Jam Street Cafe for our recent cooks meet using a basic sponge mix covered with special fondant icing. Kate is a trained pastry chef, so […]

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Cooks meet, February 2010

As Cracking Good Food hurtles towards its official launch at Chorlton’s Big Green Festival on Saturday 27 March, coordinators Adele, Jess and Beth thought it would be a good idea to get all the Cracking Cooks together, and last Tuesday evening was set as the date. Adele’s wonderfully homely kitchen was crammed with 20 chairs […]

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Cracking Christmas, December 2009

Hats off to all those who braved the cold to take part in our Christmas dinner cooking workshop at Chorlton High School on Thursday 17 December. Cracking Good Food had heard that the supermarket ingredients that go into an average Christmas dinner travel a combined distance of over 49,000 miles before they even get to […]

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Cooks On The Hop, October 2009

Despite it being a cold and windy October day, plenty of people gathered round to watch (and help!) us erect our gazebo in Darley Avenue. Laughing at the oddness of the activity, we battled on and eventually managed to perfect a sheltered cooking spot for our first attempt at Cooks On The Hop, when Cracking […]

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