Food for Mood – a uniquely creative cookbook, which will inspire you to cook and eat well whatever your mood!
During 2011 CoolTan ran a series of workshops relating to books and food for our Food For Mood cookbook project. Led by tutor Elizabeth Cochrane participants discussed food and the food heritage of Southwark and contributed favourite recipes. The group also looked at creative writing,editing, design and layout and learnt about the world of book publishing.
In 2013 the Food for Mood cookbook was launched on the 13th November with a special event with patron Rosemary Shrager who was on hand to sign copies of the cookbook.
Food for Mood serves up recipes and stories that reflect heritages from all over the globe; from warming Eritrean stew to nourishing Turkish salad, from spicy pepe soup to fajitas, moussaka and real Moroccan couscous. There are raw juices, sweet treats, foods for a picnic and easy one-pot recipes.
The book explores the important link between food and mood and has beautifully illustrated recipes for some of our favourite culinary creations. Whether you’re after a complex meal or a simple snack, food is a way to take care of ourselves and others, to express ourselves imaginatively, and to evoke old memories or cook up new ones.