Telly For The Kids: I Can Cook

From the BBC website:

“CBeebies has commissioned Initial, an Endemol Company, to produce a brand new cookery show, I Can Cook.

I Can Cook

Aimed to get under-sixes in the kitchen, the series will celebrate a hands-on approach to cooking and discover the magic of the full cycle of food. From the field to the fork, children will learn to connect what’s on their plate everyday with the world around them.

With a selection of specially-tailored simple recipes, top cookery tips and the chance to get a bit messy, the children will learn how to grow it, cook it and eat it.

Hosted by newcomer Katy Ashworth, the series is set in a bespoke kitchen studio, specially created for under-sixes.

For each programme, Katy will welcome five children into the I Can Cook kitchen to create a recipe a day. Together they will explore where ingredients come from and how some foods are made as well as learning some simple kitchen and cookery skills.

There will also be plenty of joining-in songs about washing hands and laying the table as well as action songs for lots of kitchen fun.”

This is encouraging: Of the 26 recipes (which you can download a pdf) currently posted on the site 19 of them are are vegetarian.

If you are in the UK, you can watch the first installment via the BBC IPlayer which shows how to make Carrot and Courgette Muffins:

muffinsKaty invites a group of young cooks to join her in her kitchen to make delicious Carrot and Courgette Muffins. They take a trip into the I Can Cook garden to find out how carrots grow and have lots of messy fun cooking up their own delicious muffins.

» Download the recipe here (PDF FILE) and get cooking with your kids.

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