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Fair Trade Travels - An evening with Heart & Parcel, Manchester, UK

Fair Trade Travels - An evening with Heart & Parcel, Manchester, UK

An evening with Heart & Parcel -

Manchester, United Kingdom

An Evening with Heart & Parcel, the Heart and Parcel Banner - December 2019

An evening with Heart & Parcel, Manchester UK - December 2019 

 

An Evening with Heart & Parcel, hummus prepared the ESOL chefs, visited December 2019

An evening with Heart & Parcel, hummus prepared by the ESOL chefs

 

An Evening with Heart & Parcel, tabouleh prepared the ESOL chefs, visited by Sabeena Ahmed - December 2019

An evening with Heart & Parcel, tabouleh prepared the ESOL chefs

Despite having the mother of all colds I trundled my way to Cultureplex, Manchester on a cold winter evening to support a wonderful social enterprise  called Heart & Parcel.

This event had been organised by Clare and Karolina Directors and Founders and of Heart and Parcel to explain the process of publishing their inspirational cook book highlighting recipes cooked by English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to improve their English skills.

The Heart & Parcel Cookbook, Manchester, UK - December 2019

My copy of the Heart & Parcel Cook Book

 

An Evening with Heart & Parcel, Hanane from Morocco promoting the cookbook and her baked white fish, prawn and noodle parcel recipe, visited December 2019

Hanane Hanane El Hadioui - Learner Project Co-ordinator of Heart and Parcel promoting the cookbook and her baked white fish, prawn and noodle parcel recipe page 72

 

An Evening with the Heart & Parcel Creative team, ESOL chefs and founders, Manchester UK - December 2019

The Heart & Parcel Creative team, ESOL chefs and founders

 

An Evening with Heart & Parcel, Co Founder Clare Courtney promoting the Heart and Parcel Cookbook, visited December 2019

Heart & Parcel, Co Founder Clare Courtney

 

An Evening with Heart & Parcel, Social Media Hastags, visited December 2019

Heart & Parcel, Social Media Hastags

 

Every individual involved in the process gave an insight into how they supported the project and gave pointers about how one could publish their very own cook book.

As am amateur photographer I was particularly interested in how to take mouth watering photographs and videos.

An Evening with Heart & Parcel, Photographer Rebecca Lupton promoting the cookbook and the process, visited December 2019

Heart & Parcel, Photographer Rebecca Lupton promoting the cookbook and the process of taking photographs

 

An Evening with Heart & Parcel, Jasmine Philips explaining how to edit recipes, visited December 2019

Jasmine Phillips explains how to edit recipes

 

It was lovely to meet Hanane El Hadioui - Learner Project Co-ordinator of Heart and Parcel featured on page 72.

An Evening with Heart & Parcel, ESOL chef Hanane signing my copy of Heart and Parcel, visited December 2019

An evening with Heart & Parcel, ESOL Chef Hanane signing

my copy of Heart and Parcel

 

It was lovely meeting Clare co founder of Heart and Parcel. Sadly, Karolina was unable to attend the evening.

I congratulated her by presenting her a miniature rose planter.

An Evening with the Heart & Parcel, Co Founder Clare Courtney - December 2019

Director and Co Founder Heart & Parcel - Clare Courtney 

 

Miniature Rose gift on Clare Courtney's windowsill - An Evening with Heart & Parcel, Manchester UK - December 2019

Miniature Rose gift on Clare Courtney's windowsill 

 

Lovely comments from the Creative Team at Heart & Parcel, Manchester, UK visited by Sabeena Ahmed - December 2019

Lovely comments from the Creative Team at Heart & Parcel

 

Lovely comments from the Creative Team at Heart & Parcel, Manchester UK, visited by Sabeena Ahmed - December 2019

Lovely comments from the Creative Team at Heart & Parcel

Dominic at Minute Works - Manchester, UK

 

An Evening with Heart & Parcel, Dominic and Jimmy of Minute Works promoting the Heart and Parcel Cookbook, Manchester, UK - December 2019

An Evening with Heart & Parcel, Dominic and Jimmy of Minute Works promoting the Heart and Parcel Cookbook

 

Lovely comments from Heart & Parcel co founder Clare Courtney, Manchester UK - December 2019

Lovely comments from Heart & Parcel Director and

Co Founder Clare Courtney

 

Sabeena Ahmed attending the Heart and Parcel Cook Write Eat Share evening, Manchester UK, visited December 2019

Attending the Heart and Parcel Cook Write Eat Share evening

I had a fabulous night meeting the Creative Team at Heart & Parcel and wish them every success for the future.

 

About Heart & Parcel

Heart & Parcel was conceived in 2015 by Directors, Founders and ESOL practitioners Clare Courtney and Karolina Koścień.

Their objective and mission has been to assist ESOL learners to improve their English by promoting their cuisine and culture through their pioneering cooking lessons/workshops and events throughout Manchester and the North West of England.

The Heart & Parcel Cook Book highlights 17 ESOL learners and their unique recipes representing their culture, traditions,language and their diverse cooking skills. 

The book is available in many bookshops/stockists in Manchester and the United Kingdom.

I would encourage all my friends and family to support the Heart & Parcel team and the wonderful ESOL chefs.

Bottega Caruso, Margate Kent

Chorlton Bookshop, Chorlton Manchester

HOME, Manchester

Epicerie, Ludo, Chorlton

Milk & Honey, Oxford Road, Manchester

Oklahoma, Manchester

Station, Hop, Levenshulme, Manchester

Trove, Ancoats, Manchester

Trove, Ancoats, Levenshulme Manchester

Information correct at the time of posting December 2019

 

Further Reading and Links

Heart & Parcel

Rebecca Lupton

Minute Works

Jasmine Phillips

 




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