A future Great British Chef in training!
A new, free app from Great British Chefs is delicious and timely. Research from the School Food Trust reveals that children who can cook have both a greater understanding of healthier food, and the desire to eat it.
Great British Chefs (GBC) is an award-winning recipe site run in association with Tesco Realfood. Their new “Cooking with Kids Programme” features exclusive recipes, cookery guidelines, virtual masterclasses, chefs Q&A’s, instructional videos, and an app.
Over 100 new recipes from over 20 of Britain’s greatest chefs, including Marcus Wareing and Nathan Outlaw, will encourage children to make delicious food from scratch with their parents. The recipes are now available at www.greatbritishchefs.com and www.realfood.tesco.com.
A free iPhone/iPad app (“Kids Recipes”), building on the three previous award-winning apps from Great British Chefs will include additional exclusive content.
- Each recipe can be viewed through a recipe image gallery
- Each recipe is linked through to an aggregated shopping basket, enabling users to purchase all the related ingredients in a single click from Tesco.com
- Intuitive navigation and search facility
- Integrated social media functionality allowing users to share the recipes, images and shopping list across the popular social network platforms and email
- Voice control allows people to cook without touching their iPad or iPhone
- Comprehensive information about the chefs, their restaurants and cookbooks
- A series of 25 “How to” films http://www.greatbritishchefs.com/how-to/kids
Aimed at children aged 5 to 12 the recipes are a take on old favourites or provide little twists that inspire. Recipes include Rice Krispie Fish Fingers with tangy mayo, Spaghetti and meatballs with mini garlic bites, Rarebit Soldiers and one of my favourites, Andy Waters Fishy Pie.
The Fishy Pie isn’t something I’d be able to leave my children to concoct on their own – my oldest is 8 – but they’d all have a lot of fun making the fish shape, pressing a knife into the pastry to make the scales, and brushing the pastry with egg wash.
Great British Chefs' Andy Waters Fishy Pie
Marcus Wareing, one of the chefs involved, said “For me, cooking is one of the most important life skills, teaching provenance, nutrition, organisation, budgeting and timekeeping. Getting my children involved in the cooking process means they are so much more enthusiastic about trying new foods in the dishes they’ve created. That’s why I’ve developed a selection of innovative recipes for children to cook that use different ingredients and varying technical skills for Great British Chefs.
The Cooking with Kids initiative launches this Spring and the Great British Chefs Kids Recipes App is available for free for iPad and iPhone from today, 1 May http://www.greatbritishchefs.com/kids-recipes for more information.