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Jamie's Live TES Cooking Lesson for Food Revolution Day

Date: Friday 16th May 2014
Time: 2 pm BST
Total lesson time: 30-45 minutes

Jamie will demonstrate first and then the children will spend 25 minutes cooking together. Each child will make their own dressing, add some to the group coleslaw and take the rest home with them.

Cooking lesson: Trailer

Watch the trailer and test your connection to the video ahead of the lesson.

What to expect

Before the lesson:

  • Arrange the desks in your classroom so that all children can clearly see the screen. The recipe is written for groups of six, so arrange children accordingly.
  • Wipe down the desks with antibacterial wipes.
  • Wash all fruit and vegetables, scrubbing root vegetables to get rid of any dirt.
  • Cut the cabbage in to sixths so that each group has the appropriate amount.
  • Distribute the equipment and ingredients for each group.
  • Print out recipes for the children.
  • Children need to wash their hands out and get ready to cook 10 minutes before the lesson begins.

During the lesson:

  • The lesson will begin with a demonstration by Jamie.
  • Then children will cook together, each making their own dressing to take home with them.
  • Jamie will be encouraging children to tuck in and taste what they have made, however if you would prefer that children save them for home time be sure to provide baggies or foil to wrap them up.


Per group of 6 children you will need:

  • 2 small raw beetroots, different colours if possible (roughly 150g)
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/6 white cabbage (roughly 150 g)
  • 1 firm pear
  • ½ a bunch of fresh mint
  • ½ a bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 6 small wholemeal tortilla wraps
  • 50g feta cheese
  • 1 large tub of natural yoghurt (500 g)
  • 1 small bottle extra virgin olive oil (500 ml)
  • 100 ml cider vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons English mustard

For children with special dietary needs:

  • If children in the class are gluten free, they can enjoy the rainbow salad without the wrap.
  • If children in the class are dairy free, leave out the feta cheese and the yoghurt from the dressing. Be sure the child portions their own wrap before the group dresses the salad.

Equipment list for cooking

This lesson can be completed in your classroom and no heat is required to prepare the wrap. Access to a sink is useful for prep, hand washing, and cleaning up, but is not required during the lesson.

To prepare for the lesson you will need:

  • scrubber (for washing root vegetables)
  • chef's knife (for cutting the cabbage)
  • weighing scales (optional to portion out your veg)

During the lesson the following equipment is needed:

Per group of 6 children:

  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 tablespoon
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 jam jar
  • 1 large spoon for mixing

Per child:

  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 box grater
  • 1 apron or overalls (beetroot can be messy, so please protect uniforms!)
  • Damp tissue to secure the chopping board

Equipment list for viewing the lesson

  • All that is needed to view the lesson is a whiteboard and access to the internet.

How many children can participate?

  • The lesson is intended for groups of 6 children, but it is completely up to you how many children can participate! We want to get as many children as possible around the world cooking on Food Revolution Day, so the more the merrier!

How much space is required?

  • The ideal space for this lesson is any space with a table for 6 children to work together. This could be a classroom, a hall, a nurture room or a dining room.

Health and safety

  • Before the lesson please review the Knife Techniques for Children document. Graters can be just as sharp as knives, so it is important to practice proper techniques and encourage children to grate carefully and slowly.
  • Extra supervision may be needed for children participating in cooking activities. We recommend a ratio of 1 adult per 6 children for this lesson where possible.
  • All dairy products (natural yoghurt and feta cheese) must be properly refrigerated before the lesson.
  • If any food or liquid falls onto the floor during the lesson, be sure to clean it up straight away so that children don't slip when moving around the classroom.

Taking part in the world record attempt

You do not need to take part in the world record attempt to take part in the lesson. However, if you would like to take part in the world record attempt, details on the evidence required can be found here. You will need to take part in the lesson on Friday 16 May to be eligible.

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