Local church youth group at St Peter's Church in St Albans has created a delicious new cookbook during lockdown sharing wonderful recipes with each other and the wider community. Check out the cook book here.
What began as sharing each others latest culinary experiments, evolved into ‘The Lockdown Cook-Up’ cookbook in aid of Youth Talk. Alongside recipes are the challenges the members of the youth group set themselves each week as ways to look after their own mental health during this tough time.
Everyone in the group was part of this tremendous local project each of them supporting each other to remain positive, stay happy and keep healthy. The aim is that everyone who hears about the project will cook up a new recipe from the cookbook, set themselves a new fun challenge and donate to to support the work of Youth Talk.
Ruth Dearnley St Peters Church Youth Leader said:
“As we face such a huge global challenge, the one thing we can do is to do something local. I am so proud of these amazing young people who have combined food, fun and friendship as a way of building a future for young people across this region. We know what it is to be ‘locked in’ whether in our homes or in our minds. St Peters Church Youth is excited to support Youth Talk, as they help to turn the key to unlock freedom for young people just like them.”
David Barker Youth Talk CEO added:
"I never cease to be amazed at the creativity, hard work and determination of our supporters - and the youth group at St Peter's have gone above and beyond in their efforts to cook up such a tremendous book of tasty treats. Youth Talk relies on the generosity, passion and hard work of our local community and we are eternally grateful to all the team at St Peters. Not only have they created a fantastic new resource - but in doing so they are helping us to support the growing numbers of young people across the District who need support with their mental health and emotional well being. Thank you."