CBeebies gets under-sixes cooking with 'I Can Cook'

MUMBAI: CBeebies has commissioned Initial, an Endemol Company, to produce a new cookery show, I Can Cook.Aimed to get children under the age of six into the kitchen, the series will celebrate a hands-on approach to cooking and discover the magic of the full cycle of food.

With a selection of specially-tailored simple recipes, cookery tips and the chance to get a bit messy, the children will learn how to grow it, cook it and eat it.

Hosted by newcomer Katy Ashworth, the series is set in a bespoke kitchen studio, specially created for under-sixes.

CBeebies controller Michael Carrington says, "I Can Cook will inspire youngsters (and their moms, dads and carers) to get in the kitchen and get cooking together. The series has a bright, contemporary feel and embraces CBeebies‘ core aim of encouraging young children to learn through play."

For each programme, Ashworth will welcome five children into the I Can Cook kitchen to create one recipe a day. Together they will explore where ingredients come from and how some foods are made.

There will also be plenty of joining-in songs about washing hands and laying the table as well as action songs for lots of kitchen fun.

Initial executive producer Christopher Pilkington says, "The programme is especially designed to empower children with the gift of cooking. The series will encourage them to get involved and have a go in a fun and entertaining way."

Transmission of the show is expected to take place later this year.

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