Child’s play: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for cooking with kids
Let them get stuck in with pizza pinwheels, rainbow-layered bean dip and dangerously moreish brigadeiros
I used to think that cooking with children – at least younger ones – must involve a foolproof plan that absolutely cannot be deviated from. Since having my own children, I’ve realised how wrong I was. Hands-on, messy and creative environments are a natural habitat for little hands and imaginative minds. The best thing to do is give children a platform to work from, allowing them to decorate, dot, splatter and layer as they please (aprons and old T-shirts are highly advisable). This creates a sense of ownership and accomplishment, making kids more inclined to eat what they’ve made.Continue reading...