Hello, and welcome to Cooking with Taz!

Hello! Kaixo! Welcome, Ongi etorri, to my kitchen!

I’m Taz, and when I was a child growing up in the Basque Country, I learnt that cooking and sharing food with your friends and family is a very important part of life. Sharing food with others brings people together! And now that I’m a grown up in Scotland, I want to show everyone how easy and what fun it is to cook a beautiful, nutritious, finger-licking meal to share with those you love.

Food feeds the body, the mind and the soul – and sometimes, the biggest adventures start with a mouthful of tongue-tingling flavours. You and your family are invited to cook along with me right here… COME AWAY IN!

Latest episode

Episode 6: Baked Fruit!

In this episode, Taz shows you how to cook up some sweet treats – in the oven! Have you ever baked an APPLE or a BANANA?🍏 🍌 Discover how much these fruits change through cooking – the way they taste, the way they look and the way they feel.

You’ll need some 🍫 chocolate, brown sugar, tin foil, fruit and… A GROWN UP! 🔪 There’s some fiddly chopping in this one so please remember to work as a family team and get the grown ups to do everything with a knife! There are lots of other bits children can do confidently 😊

Episode 1: Lentil Soup

Episode 2: Tomato Soup

Episode 3: Lemonade

Episode 4: Lickety Sandwich

Episode 5: Fruit Salad

Episode 6: Baked Fruit!

Encourage your children’s interest in food, cooking or meal planning further with some games, apps, and activities you can do together!

Suggestions for activities using sight, touch, smell, taste and sound
(Source: arcticgardens.ca)

A list of fun apps and computer games promoting healthy eating and interest in nutrition
(Source: Kidspot.com)

You could also…

🥦Bring the kitchen alive with new – and healthy – characters! Say hello to Colin the Cauliflower and Bertie the Broccoli! Which could you introduce to each other in a recipe?

🥕Go to the supermarket together and try and find the biggest / smallest / funniest shaped vegetable then cook it together at home! 

🍅 If you have a garden, or even a window ledge you could put a box on… why not plant some vegetables together and watch your food grow? Cress tends to be an easy choice, as well as tomatoes, carrots and potatoes.

📺 Turn your next dinnertime into your own game show! Set a challenge of making tonight’s lunch or dinner out of 4-5 ingredients and see who can come up with the most delicious sounding meal.

 

These videos are just the beginning of your own adventures in cooking… Now you’ve been inspired, what else can you do with your newfound knowledge? Here we’ll list some great ideas of things you might want to explore further.

🍳  Get cooking!

Now you’ve been inspired by making our recipes, can you think about what else you’d love to make? What ingredients would you need? Or, why not take a look in your cupboards and see what’s there, then think of a fun game where you list all the things you could make with it.

🔎  Be a food detective!

Now you’ve been inspired by making our recipes, can you think about what else you’d love to make? What ingredients would you need? Or, why not take a look in your cupboards and see what’s there, then think of a fun game where you list all the things you could make with it.

Over to you! Your cooking creations…

Do you have a photo or drawing of anything you’ve made at home with Taz?

If so, we’d love to see it and display it in our Lickety Cooking Gallery! All you need to do is email your picture to cfn@licketyspit.com or send it in a text message to 07413 800 342. Please let us know the story behind what you’ve made, if you can.

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