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Children Required for CiTV Cooking Show

I couldn’t eat a whole one… Children Required for CiTV Cooking Show : no not to be cooked, but to cook!

I wondered if you might be able to help me in my quest to find children to take part in the next series of the hugely popular Saturday morning cooking show, ‘The Munch Box’ which is going to be filming in London during the Autumn. The show features a mix of cookery challenges alongside fun food-related games and the chance for the children to learn from a celebrity chef.

I’m looking for children aged 9-12 who love cooking, can do it on their own, and who have the confidence to come into a TV studio with two friends (who can help them out) to cook their favourite food in front of the cameras. In addition, I’d also like to speak to children of that age-range who are very vocal and have a great love of food to potentially be our ‘Masterchef’-style judges, telling the chefs what they think of their cooking! In both cases, we’re not looking for children who can sing, dance and have a background in TV performance, just children who can speak confidently and are able to cook or talk about amazing food.

I was hoping that you might be able to perhaps put something online.

As well as being fun, the children who took part in the filming last year benefitted hugely from the experience. Not only did it encourage their love of cooking, but one child became determined to improve his reading because he wanted to learn how to read complicated recipes. It really is a great experience for them so any help you can provide is hugely appreciated.


Dessert for D-Day

Dessert for D-Day Great British Menu chef Aktar Islam is calling on the general public around the country to spend time with their older neighbours by rustling up a dessert or pudding to share on 6th June, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.

The award-winning Birmingham chef wowed the judges on BBC 2’s Great British Menu with a show stopping, war-time inspired pudding complete with edible Churchill cigar. He is now urging everyone to offer a slice of friendship and make a Dessert for D-Day for an older neighbour they know or donate to Age UK, the Charity that supports vulnerable older people across the country.

Loneliness is a huge issue that affects people all year round with around one million older people regularly going an entire month without speaking to anyone and 600,000ii older people only leaving their house once a week or less.

Aktar, chef director at the award winning Lasan restaurant in Birmingham said: “Sharing food is a fantastic way to open doors, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a Battenburg, Bakewell or a Blancmange – by knocking on your neighbour’s door and sharing your Desserts for D-Day on Friday 6th June and throughout the weekend that follows you could be bringing a little comfort into someone’s life.”

Laurie Boult, Head of Fundraising at Age UK said: “At Age UK we know how devastating loneliness can be for older people so we are delighted to be involved in Desserts for D-Day. Sharing a pudding with an older neighbour you know is a lovely way to brighten up their day. If you can’t share a pudding, you can still make a difference simply by donating to Age UK. We support a wonderful range of services, such as befriending, social activities, lunch clubs and coffee mornings to give lonely older people the opportunity to feel more connected.”

To help Age UK end loneliness people can donate today by calling 0800 169 8787 or texting HELLO to 70004 to donate £3 and help make later life better. To find out more about ‘Desserts for D-Day’ log on to www.aktarislam.co.uk. To find out more about Age UK’s work to tackle loneliness and how you can donate go to www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/loneliness. Share your photos from the day with Age UK on Twitter and Instagram using hashtag #lovelaterlife or post them on Age UK’s Facebook page.

Edible Mist Machines

The Edible Mist Machines create an inhalable micro mist which you suck up through a straw to get an instant flavour hit

“USING ULTRASONIC VAPOURISATION, THE MACHINES PRODUCE FROM A CHOICE OF OVER 200 FLAVOURS, FROM MANGO TO CHOCOLATE, APPLE PIE TO SMOKED BACON.”

Machines can be booked as single stations for palate cleansers and single flavour hits or as multiple machines for taste combos and for flavour theming your event. Contact Lick Me I’m Delicious for details.

How to host your own pizza-making party for children

With the hectic lifestyles we all lead, it can be difficult to make time to cook with our children. But with a few simple recipes up your sleeve that they can help with, you’ll soon start to see how engaged with food children can be.

Hosting your own pizza-making party is great fun, not least because the ingredients are cheap, readily available and from start to finish a pizza only takes 15 minutes prep time, and then a further 15 minutes in the oven- perfect for impatient children and grown-ups alike!

Whilst you might think pizza-making sounds labour intensive and slightly daunting, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Simple tips like rolling out the dough on baking paper and not being afraid to get messy will all add to the fun!

Watch this video with Carola Weymouth of Cookie Crumbles, who has teamed up with Persil Washing Up Liquid, to learn how fun and easy it can be to host your own pizza-making party for friends and family.

Persil Washing Up Liquid’s ‘Cook with the Kids’ promise aims to get 100,000 parents to sign up to spend time baking and making a mess with their kids in the kitchen. Find out more and download recipes at www.persildishwash.co.uk/cookwiththekids

Banned TGI Fridays Advert

Apparently unsuitable for live broadcast – A Banned TGI Fridays Advert… too risqué for some??