Cookery – and simple home skills – is missing from many children’s lives as parents work more and time is filled with computer games and TV. Basic cookery not only brings the skill to life of making something to eat but includes other skills like math, learning about different cultures, farming methods, animal welfare and self awareness.
Speaking to the children on their level, not like babies and encouraging them all the way is key. The food should be fun but on the other hand interesting with serious notes thrown in. I don’t believe in making food into pictures of faces or into boats, but believe in keeping it vibrant and appetising. Presenting children with flavour and texture is an exciting time. There are no flavours too adult, in my opinion. But there will always be things some won't like. But hey, we all have foods not to our taste!