Today I had the pleasure of substituting Claire Inwood as the teacher at the Ranui Community centre cooking classes for children, part sponsored by Slow Food Waitakere. Vegetables came from the Ranui Community Gardens and with the children we cooked pasta with fresh tomato sauce and herbs, and roasted capsicums. I found the children, ranging from age 5 to 12, sincerely interested, enthusiastic, capable, helpful and…with good appetite! It was a pleasure to teach them and I am looking forward to do it again next week. 
I personally would like to thank all of our Slow Food Waitakere members: it is because of you membership that these projects are possible, so thank you again, and don’t forget to renew your membership!
Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©








Ranui Community House is at 474 Swanson Road, Ranui. There are many classes and activity groups using the facility. The office is open from 9am to 3.30pm. Contact us by phoning 833 6280 or email at ranuicomctr@xtra.co.nz ,