Kids are rooting for Hitchin firm’s cookery lessons that teach them how to pick and process tasty treats
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Connecting up a gardening club and a cookery club sounds like a recipe for fresh and tasty treats, and a trial run at Hitchin’s Triangle Community Garden was a mouthwatering success.
Youngsters went from picking fresh fruit from the bush, to preparing it, cooking it up, then savouring their culinary creations.
And there was no reluctance to tuck in to the tart redcurrants that made up part of their crop.
The session was overseen by Hitchin-based business Cookery Eatery, whose founder Emma Goulding decided to set up a firm company dedicated to valuing the food we prepare and eat in the family home after teaching her own children Ethan and Liam kitchen skills from an early age..
She says people no longer spend time in the kitchen learning from mum or nan and don’t have the know-how to prepare good food.
As well as working with the Triangle team, she runs sessions all over North Herts including summer camps at St Christopher School in Letchworth and Hitchin Boys’s School. She was also called in by Letchworth’s Standalone Farm to host a wartime cooking skills session showing that it was possible to serve up healthy food despite ration book restrictions.