The Cook 4 Life session on Wednesday 25/8/10 was one of the best attended yet. Because of fear of wind & rain the venue was changed from the Dig-in Site to the Scout Hut on Pinfold Lane. As it turned out this was far more suitable for the 14 children, mostly under 5 and the 10 assorted adults. The little ones thoroughly enjoyed cutting and chopping vegetables with magic safe knives (supplied by the PCT nutritionists) while two older boys, Kyle and Kieron helped Mary & Jill in the kitchen. The nutritionists and child-minders supervised the little children cutting veg, making pizzas and playing games at the same time passing on masses of information about food. Despite some muddles (Mary accidentally burnt Jill's veg and some 0f the fruit for salad got baked in a crumble) the food produced was lovely and consumed with gusto by all. One of the older boys was heard to say " I didn't know it was going to be so much fun". It was wonderful to see children enjoying getting involved and eating so well.
Menu: wholemeal pasta twists with smooth or chunky sauce, mini muffin pizzas, couscous & ratatouille, fruit crumble & custard, and honeyed fruit salad. There was very lttle left to take back to Ben who had provided tons of fresh produce for the cook-in and had been holding the fort on site.
We feel well encouraged to do sessions with such groups again.