Haringey Borough Council are offering people the opportunity to learn how to make healthier versions of their favourite takeaways.
As part of the Healthy Haringey campaign, free cookery classes are taking place at Tottenham University Technical College this month.
Cllr Peter Morton, Haringey council cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “Everyone wants to eat healthily, but not all of us know how to cook tasty, nutritional meals that won’t break the bank.
“These classes will give people the practical skills and knowledge to make healthier food at home, helping them to save money and stay healthy.”
Switch on a TV, chum. The space not filled with game shows, property refurb shows and soaps is usually taken up with cookery shows.
Or try YouTube. You can learn how to do anything there.
Or step into any charity shop or jumble sale – the bookshelves will be full of expensive cookery books barely even opened, their pristine covers unsullied by a smear of margarine or a thumbprint in flour.
So…why should the poor bloody taxpayer have to stump up for this sort of thing? It’s not exactly an essential service, is it?