Get ready, get steady, get cooking. Find out more about the benefits of cooking, how you can get cooking and much more.

Cooking is the craft of preparing food to be eaten and there are lots of different types of cooking, including baking, roasting, frying and boiling. Different countries also have their own traditional cooking methods and cuisines; you can test yourself on how well you know the foods of the world. 

Take action: Master 5 basic cooking skills with help from Gordon Ramsay. 

What are the benefits of cooking?

There are lots of benefits to cooking, including:

  • Learning new skills
  • Expressing your creativity
  • Relieving stress
  • Boosting confidence
  • It can also be really fun!

Take action: Find out how to prepare and cook food safely. 

Where can I can I take lessons?

There are lots of local cooking classes in Oxfordshire. A great place to start looking for one near you is on Activities Oxfordshire

Important notice: Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, classes and groups may be closed, but you can contact the organiser to find out about remote classes or when classes plan to re-open.

Get started:

Here are some places that you can find recipes to try at home:

This short video also offers four easy meals to start cooking:

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