Cooking and Caring aspires to be an inspiration for all those stories out there about love, determination and caring for each other. Storytelling, especially in a family setting, goes so well hand in hand with a recipe. Flavours and smells add an extra dimension to a story.

Additionally, a meal that comes with a memory adds a powerful extra ingredient. Cooking and Caring is a platform for sharing stories and memories of loved ones in relation to comfort(ing) food and is a way to keep cherished memories alive.

These first stories and recipes are inspired by the lives of Pieter Jan van der Gaast and Jeltje Cnossen. Two adventurous Frysians whose lives were full of cooking and caring. We invite you to share your stories with us!