P&O Cruises has partnered with First News, the UK’s only national newspaper for young people to offer a monthly cookery series.
The online series will consist of 12 short, informal videos filmed with the celebrity chefs and P&O Food Heroes, Marco Pierre White and Eric Lanlard. Each film focuses on simple and delicious dishes by either Chef and with help from a First News reader.
P&O Cruises senior vice President, Paul Ludlow, stated: ‘First News is a perfect fit with P&O. I’ve always believed in the importance of teaching children to cook and I am confident that these fun, bite-size films will excite First News readers and get them whipping up the dishes for their friends and family’.
Featured dishes will include Chicken Milanese, Green Risotto, Chicken Pie, New York Spaghetti, My Mother’s spaghetti and Creamy Creamy Macaroni (Marco Pierre White) and Festive Flapjacks, Billionaire Shortbread Banoffee Pie, Rocky Road, Blondies and Chocolate Brownies (Eric Lanlard).
Editor of First News, Nicky Cox, stated: ‘Practical cooking is compulsory in the national curriculum for all children up to year 9. Our new cookery series with P&O Cruises builds on the culinary skills being taught in schools and encourages children to develop these skills further.’
Marco Pierre White has spoken on the subject: ‘I’m so excited to be involved in this project. If children understand ingredients and how to use them it will help them to develop a lifelong love of good food, aswell as skills they can use through adulthood.’
What are your thoughts on today’s news? Are you impressed with P&O’s focus on giving kids and teenagers the chance to develop their cooking skills? Do you think more cruise lines should introduce cooking series’ like this? Have you tasted any of Pierre White’s and Lanlard’s dishes? Leave us your thoughts!
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