I grew up poor in the 1980s. At the time, if you were poor and you wanted to eat, you cooked. In the years since, processed food has become more and more of a staple of poverty and being able to cook has become a luxury reserved for the privileged. How are we OK with this?

I’m not going to shame anyone for what they eat, but surely we can all agree that everyone should have a choice. This site aspires to be a place for anyone to learn to cook. We aim to take back the kitchen, to work with the basics, and to make good food with whatever we have access to.