Thank you for your interest in teaching people to cook for good. Together, we can create a thriving, just, and delicious world.
You can use the videos, scripts, slides, and other materials on this page to encourage your circle to prepare and eat meals that help them save money, eat well, and make a difference.
Benefits of the Classes
A quick search shows that there is something in this program for nearly everyone:
- Save money to keep their family safe and ready to live their dreams
- Eat nutritious food that makes them strong, energetic, and focused
- Avoid the misery and expense of disease
- Reduce suffering by farm workers, food producers, at-risk communities, and animals
- Choose food that matches their values
- Heal the planet
Each of the four classes has an edited video of a Zoom class plus the materials for you to do the presentation yourself: PowerPoint slides, videos, and a script. The scripts suggest places for you to customize the presentation. You can make it more personal and to highlight resources in your community.
- Cooking While Broke: Zoom call video, slides, script
- Zero-Waste Cooking: Zoom call video, slides, script, aquafaba video
- Why Eat Plant-Based?: Zoom call video (slides and script coming soon)
- Menus and Shopping Lists: (coming soon)
You can also check the Cook for Good Teachers’ Resource folder on Dropbox for the text files.
The easiest way to hold a class is to show the Zoom call videos and discuss them afterward. You can show the slides and read the scripts exactly as they are. The scripts suggest places to introduce yourself, include your own experiences, and provide local insight. Add your own slides and comments, but make it clear that they are your additions. See details in about the Creative Commons license below.*
This modular course design lets you put together the parts you want for the time and energy you have. The classes are 20 to 30 minutes long. You could:
- Easy: show a Zoom call video and discuss it as a group afterward
- Short: show the slides and scripts to do one topic as a lunch-time topic or part of a larger meeting
- Series: do one or two classes at a time to create a two- or four-part series
- Workshop: do all four classes at once
- Get creative! Combine the classes with a plant-based meal, a trip to the farmers’ market, a tour of the recycling center, or a volunteer shift at the food bank.
How to Show the Slides
You can use any presentation software that will show or import .ppt format files (PowerPoint). I use the free Open Office Writer on my PC and Apple’s Keynote that came with my iPad. You could use PowerPoint itself, Office 365, or try other options that are just a quick web search away.
How to Host a Video Call
The free level of Zoom currently lets you host calls up to 40 minutes. I’ve been using a paid version to hold longer calls. I may change to another service because Zoom’s technical support is nonexistent and their security is barely better.
* Creative Commons License for the Teaching Resources
This license requires that reusers give credit to the creator. It allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, for noncommercial purposes only. If others modify or adapt the material, they must license the modified material under identical terms.