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Cooking for Good - Please Spread the Word!

10/09/2013 11:40 BST | Updated 08/11/2013 10:12 GMT

I often here myself saying that I have one of the best jobs in the world. I work part time for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and the rest of my time is spent running the UK San Patrignano Association. I get to meet some pretty amazing people and travel to wonderful locations spreading Jamie's message about good food and how it can bring people together. Working out of the community at San Patrignano in Italy I also get to experience first hand how food can play a major role in transforming lives. Now I have a chance to share some of these stories and experiences with you all as I launched my own YouTube channel called Danny McCubbin - Cooking for Good.

http://www.youtube.com/user/dmccookingforgood

The channel is part of Jamie's Food Tube family and I am in good company as there are great people on the channel like Kerry Ann Dunlop a good friend and original graduate from Fifteen London and also Jamie's mentor Gennaro Contaldo. It's a huge honour to be a part of the Food Tube family.

This is also a great opportunity to showcase the work of the incredibly talented young people at San Patrignano who are working in the Film and TV department. They will be filming and editing the video content when I am cooking in the community. Food is at the heart of San Patrignano and it plays a major part for the recovering addicts to get their life back on track. There are two award winning restaurants at San Patrignano where the residents learn a trade and also the main dinning room serves over 1,000 people within the community for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Over the next coming months we will be posting up foodie stories from San Patrignano.

Check out the first series of videos that we filmed earlier this year when I attended a conference in Western Australia that was on food and eco-tourism (yes the Marron really were that blue!). I look forward to sharing these stories from around the world with you. Don't forget to subscribe to the channel so that I can keep you updated when new videos are posted up.