The Cooking Class

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Turning The Tables: UGM Alumni feed UGM Staff

Last September, my partner Tom and I started a basic, five-part cooking course for graduates of Union Gospel Mission’s addiction recovery program. The idea of the class was to teach basic cooking skills to help people make the transition from assisted to independent living.

We also wanted to change the nature of the relationship between UGM and grads of their highly successful recovery program so that instead of just feeding them, UGM would teach them how to feed themselves.

Our good friend, Donald Gislason, photographed all of the classes, and produced five videoclips of our amateur efforts for YouTube taken from the first class – Eggs. I’ve created a special page on this blog – The Cooking Class – to describe the genesis of the course and what we learned from it.

Below is the first of five videos in the series:

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