I’m no domestic goddess, but thankfully Alfie has inherited his dad’s love of cooking. Which is why we’re heading for the Children’s Food Festival this weekend. Part of the main autumn Food and Drink Festival (which boasts the most excellent market – my tummy is rumbling just at the thought of it), it runs over two days and aims to introduce children to new tastes and cooking techniques. Wagamama‘s taste and touch Food Bravery challenges are always a hit and there are other free walk-in activities ranging from composting to cake decorating.
More enthusiastic mini chefs should book tickets for the free workshops – Cookery Doodle Doo have an underwater-themed class I know Alfie will love, while French for Fidgets will be exploring some of the more unusual ingredients used in France’s cuisine. In my experience, these classes will get booked up by midweek, so click, click. It’s a great way to make your child more adventurous with food and improve their culinary skills – they’ll be cooking you dinner before you know it.
Brighton & Hove Children’s Food Festival
When: Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September
Where: Brighthelm Centre, Brighton
PhotographsÂ Â© Lucy Davies