Soft Cooking is about bringing more ease, joy and play into the kitchen, while developing a practice of care and reconciliation. Spending time around food has become a great past-time that brings together friends and family. This class is for anyone interested in exploring a new cuisine, creating connection and finding new friends.

Founder and food savant, Aisha Lesley Bentham will be leading participants through new learning techniques on meal preparation, principles of FEMA, sustainable and economical practices and building a list of staple pantry items. We will prepare meals together, share stories and cultivate a new generation of conscious cooks. 

Weekly Course Overview

Week Session
Week 1 Intuitive cooking; using what you got (3-5 ingredient meal).
Week 2 FEMA (FEELING, ENVIRONMENT, MATERIAL, ARRANGEMENT) Making yummy sides, sauces & dips.
Week 3 Cooking that big meal and kitchen hacks! Conquering meals for family gatherings, holiday meals, special occasions.
Week 4 Get Outside! Exploring how to create and shop for a vegan grocery list using food items from a variety of cultures in a food excursion.
Week 5 Show and tell! Potluck share, for the final session we invite all participants back to the virtual table; each participant will bring a dish they make and share what ingredients or methods they used to help us wrap up the course in a community eating circle.


Event Metadata

Event Ended

  • Date: Wed, Jan 18, 2023
  • Upcoming Recurrences

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  • Time & Duration: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (EST) (1h 30m)
  • Cost:
    • U of T Students / HH Members


    • General Admission


  • Venue: Online
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