Men shed light on cooking

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Ku-ring-gai Men's Shed members have released a cookbook.

KU-RING-GAI Community Workshop, known as The Men’s Shed, hosted a full house for the launch of its first cookbook this month.

The Real Men’s Cookbook

was released as part of Men’s Health Week and offers “fabulous recipes” as well as a peppering of photos of the “shedders”.

The back cover of the book explains the reason why the group started cooking.

Many men were skilled in the art of cooking while others, void of culinary knowledge, were often thrown into the deep end out of necessity due to unforeseen circumstance, the book states.

“In 2010 The Shed formed a cooking group with a view to helping members who needed to learn how to cook in order to look after themselves,” it says.

“It was considered that being able to cook allows men to remain independent longer and reduces the pressure on family, carers and the already strained social services.”

The idea for the cookbook originally came from a staff member at the Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank branches.

The Real Men’s Cookbook

is available at Turramurra or Lindfield branches of Bendigo Bank or directly from The Shed for $10.