Day 28: A Reflection on Cooking Classes

Day 28: A Reflection on Cooking Classes April 5, 2014

“O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child

“What I’ve enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn – I love it!” – Jamie Oliver

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.”  – Laurie Colwin


Questions for Reflection

1. What is your favorite thing to cook?

2. What is your favorite thing for someone else to cook for you?

3. If “no one who cooks, cooks alone,” then who cooks with you? What memories of cooks from your past join you in the kitchen? Do family members join you in the kitchen? Is cooking a group activity?

4. Who taught you to cook?

Food Justice Challenge

This week, learn one new recipe … then share one of your favorite recipes with someone else.


In addition to being the founder and editor-in-chief of the “40 Days for Food Justice Project”, the Rev. MargaretAnne Overstreet is a Presbyterian pastor and food justice advocate. When not preaching, teaching or writing, she likes hiking with her dogs and growing things in her garden. Find out more about her (including why she preaches with bare feet) at

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