cooking is a skill which, if learnt early, can set you up for life. Being able to look in the fridge and use whatever ingredients you can find to cook a meal from scratch is a talent to be proud of.
But many of us don’t learn the art of cooking until much later in life, which means for many years we rely on takeaways, ready meals and beans on toast to fill us up.
With a bit of support you can introduce your child to the kitchen and encourage them to start cooking early on. So, by the time they’re ready to leave home they’re armed with the skills to feed themselves with meals they’ve cooked from scratch.
Ben Shephard and Edwina Currie have teamed up with Red Tractor beef and lamb for this year’s 5by25 campaign. They are on a mission to get young people cooking at least five basic dishes from memory by the age of 25. Ben and Edwina are going head-to-head to see who can get the most people cooking and mastering their signature lamb dish – it’s Edwina’s Curry vs. Ben’s Shepherd’s Pie!
They also believe that the earlier you can get your kids cooking, the better, but how can you make the kitchen a fun place for youngsters?
To find out, watch our video for tips and advice from the culinary pair on making cooking easy and fun.