Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ben's Beginners - Promo - Cooking with the Kids

I'm sure you all know by now how much I love to cook with my kids, especially Jack who still dreams of running his own Pizza Restaurant one day.

Did you know that 1 in 4 parents admit they have NEVER cooked with their kids.

Every child that learns how to cook shares their new skills with at least one other person - and 92% use them at home. Cooking is finally going back on the National Curriculum this September after 20 years and I can personally say that I'm glad! Can you imagine a world where no one knew how to cook for themselves any more? Something like this.....


I do like that video! It's been made to support the launch of Ben's Beginners, the first online cooking channel, made for children. It's a great new YouTube cooking channel (launching today) which has a range of recipes, taught step by step with DJ BBQ, and some great tips from Child Psychologist Richard Woolfson, on how to encourage your kids into the kitchen.

BANGIN' BURRITOS from Ben's Beginners
BANGIN' BURRITOS
from Ben's Beginners
Yesterday Jack and I cooked a meal for our family and Papee & Mamee (my dad & his missus) using a recipe from Ben's Beginners.  The recipe we used for was for "BANGIN' BURRITOS" and it worked out brilliantly! Jack (who is 6 1/2) followed the recipe without any difficulty and loved every part of the process, from getting the ingredients out, to the cooking, right through to serving up for the family and getting stuck in with putting his own burritos together. He was especially pleased with his Mamee and Papee thanking him for making their dinner and making a fuss over him for making something so tasty!



Tom, our 4yo, is itching to have a go too and we've promised him he can have the next turn at cooking something. We can't wait to see what we can catch on the YouTube channel next!

Ben's Beginners on YouTube launches today (26th August), subscribe now! And don't forget to follow @BensBeginnersUK on Twitter too!




Disclaimer:
This is a promotional post for Ben's Beginners UK. "A new cooking channel for kids from Uncle Ben's. Tune in each week for essential recipes, tips & skills. Most importantly, get cooking!". All views & opinions regarding the recipe and idea behind Ben's Beginners are my own and that of my family. I was not paid or compensated in any way for this promotion. 



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