Cooking in a Men’s Shed? Absolutely. The old saying, ‘The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’ probably still holds true for many of us, who love food. But we have found in Scotland that there are only a few budding chefs compared to those who know how to ‘top and tail’ some veg. This was/is traditionally often the domain of our women in the house and now days with ready meals and fast food, many men are still at a major loss in the kitchen. They can build an oil rig or a ship but creating anything which has more ingredients than a bacon roll is a bridge to far. In many Men’s Sheds across the world we find retired and budding Chefs sharing their culinary experience shoulder to shoulder in the Shed kitchen with their fellow Shedders. Not only do the men learn how to create healthy, tasty and cheaper meals in a great environment but they sit down around the table afterwards and share a meal together with all the lads.
Some Sheds even have their own Polytunnels and are growing their own vegetables. These they use in the Shed for their meals and as a fundraiser for the excess amongst the Shedders. You might also get involved with the Fareshare Food scheme. More than 1,000 charities and community groups are receiving free surplus food from several supermarkets through FareShare FoodCloud. Feeding people, reducing the national carbon footprint and landfills. Makes sense to help them out and turn it into delicious Shedder fuel.