Footsteps Festival 2021

Cookfulness – Season Two



In this series of six sessions specially created for people with pain, you’ll learn amazing and very simple ways to adapt cooking, adapt ingredients and adapt dishes, so you can cook them and celebrate them no matter how bad a day you are having!

The dates are:
(Friday 12th November)
Friday 19th November – POSTPONED
Friday 26th November
Friday 3rd December
Friday 10th December
Friday 17th December
Note The Time Change to 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm GMT

Recordings of previous sessions are available in Past Events of the Street Kitchen or on the Street Kitchen play list here.


Ian Taverner is a chronic pain and mental health survivor. He has a young family and, through these illnesses, regrettably missed a lot of family life, missed being a husband, being a dad.

Now on an upward path out of adversity, Ian has dedicated his life to helping other fellow sufferers and their loved ones improve their quality of life through the therapeutic power of cooking, just as it has done for him.

Ian will start with some basic recipes and build slowly up over six sessions, doing at least two dishes a session!

As Ian says: “Cooking has given me a role, given me pride – both in myself and of others in me – it’s given me hope and given me some passion!”



The Cookfulness concept

Ian Taverner is the creator of a brand new type of cookbook – Cookfulness – which strip away many of the barriers associated with cooking, replacing them with positive stepping stones to help you achieve, no matter what type of day you are having. The ‘Cookfulness’ concept takes much of the mystery and pressure out of cookery, turning it into a joyful and rewarding activity for all.

Ian Taverner


Cookfulness book cover

Starts Friday 12th November at 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm GMT


Friday 12th November
Friday 19th November
Friday 26th November
Friday 3rd December
Friday 10th December
Friday 17th December


The videos of previous sessions can be seen in the Past Events section of the Street Kitchen or on our YouTube channel (see this page for links to playlists)



You can drop in to any or all of the sessions. To book for these free events, click here:

Book your free place here

Or email: putting ‘Cookfulness’ in the subject line, please be aware that only one link email will be sent, if you need reminders each week please book via EventBrite.


Nutrition and cookery based Social Gathering on 6th December!

Coffee and chat for 6th Dec Pain-Less Nutrition and cookfulness

Our now monthly social gathering on Zoom will be focusing on nutrition and cooking on the 6th December 11.30-1.00pm GMT. This will be based on the event Pain-Less Nutrition (details here) and all the Cookfulness workshops. Food can be both fun and stressful for people living with pain – drop in and get hints, tips and solve issues with others who live with pain.

For more information and how to book please click here.



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