Cooking and good eating habits are something that has largely been passed down from generation to generation. That tradition has become broken and in a community space we could help revive it. The store would sell a limited amount of groceries and kitchen tools, but the main mission would be a space that people could visit and get the trusted expertise of other home cooks. Through classes and a cookbook library and friendly staff from the neighborhood there would be a constant sharing of info and skills. Prepared meals, similar to some of the internet based services like Blue Apron, would also be sold. These would be affordable and would help people with a lack of skills or time get nutrient dense foods on the dinner table.
Where are you at with the solution? Idea stage
Why might this be a valuable solution for Indy? It would provide low to middle income people the option of buying prepped meals that are easy to get on the table while providing in person cooking tips.
What resources, advice or support would be helpful for you in moving forward? Figuring out costing and packing of recipes and talking to experienced home cooks to see what recipes or techniques they think are important. Also would help to know if the community concept is something that would interest people.
Lead contact: Anne Fassnacht