Food For Thought

A Life in Four Courses

Food For Thought was a heritage project that explored and recorded the cultural heritage and traditions of food that mark significant events or ‘rites of passage’ during an individual’s lifetime. The project worked with people from South Asian, Chinese, Nepalese, African/African Caribbean and White Scottish communities, was delivered by MECOPP and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

This project has been completed but if you have any queries about any of the project resources please email MECOPP info@mecopp.org.uk or phone the office on 0131 467 2994.


Food For Thought Films


Food for Thought - Food Heritage Map

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Food for Thought Podcast


Recipe Cards

As part of the work of Food for Thought 15 recipes were submitted by participants or volunteers of the project. These much loved recipes along with personal quotes have been turned into recipe cards for you to try at home! You can download them individually using the links below or limited paper copies of the full set of 15 are available from the MECOPP office. 

Thanks to everyone who provided recipes and we hope you enjoy them!