The new series is narrated by Ainsley Harriott and presented by children, the youngest 6 and the eldest 8, from a rich diversity of backgrounds, who share their own customs and traditions. Fun and factual these programmes show the children cooking from scratch, making food approachable and easy, as well as finding out about where it comes from and how it grows.
Ainsley Harriott says: “My World Kitchen is a groundbreaking new cookery show for CBeebies and I’m extremely proud to be part of it. Watching young kids cook sophisticated family recipes that come from all parts of the globe is what makes this show truly unique!”
The recipes include Algerian Borek, made by Naima and Jerk Seabass and Avocado Salad prepared by Molly, whose dad is from St Lucia. We also visit Connor from Scotland who shows us his vegetarian haggis with neeps and tatties recipe, and olive pizza made by Eddie, whose family are from Italy. There are simple instructions for how to create the dish at home with the full recipe on the CBeebies website.
Kate Morris says: “We are passionate about inspiring children to get involved with food and cooking. We believe that children, as young as two, can get involved in preparing family meals, they can push and pull peppers apart, tickle butter and flour together, or just get squeezing lemons for juice. The children on My World Kitchen show just how much children can achieve with very little help from adults.”
Produced by Driana Jones and Nic Ayling at Terrific Television, My World Kitchen was commissioned for CBeebies by Kay Benbow and is Executive Produced for CBeebies by Julia Bond. Nic Ayling says: “Our raison d’être is to make quality television that inspires and empowers children and we think that this show will do just that.” Adds Driana Jones: “The talent these kids possess is amazing; their fantastic meals would grace any kitchen.”