Les Petits Chefs – Food Revolution Week 8

This week in cooking club, I told the boys I was going to teach them a recipe that everyone should know how to make.  They guessed things like “cake”, “cookies” and “pizza” but were not disappointed to find out that the secret dish was none other than Bolognese sauce!  I love Jamie’s version because it packs a great fibre punch through the addition of all the veggies and I added mushrooms as well since I love them in my pasta sauces.

Some fine cutting (and grating) techniques were, again, on display (though I had to cut the onions this week – boo!)…

And we had our first “OMG it’s gushing blood” incident with Liam’s finger!!!

We applied pressure with a paper towel and he was good to go with a bandaid, though he asked very politely if he could refrain from cutting any more, so I finished his carrots for him!  Liam took charge of the “stirring” which he proved to be a master of!

Again, this was SUCH an easy recipe that even with minor medical emergencies (!) we were still finished in about 40 minutes!

As you can see – it was a hit yet again!  And check out what these lucky guys packaged up and brought home!!! Even Henry who claims to not like carrots and mushrooms devoured his portion and gave it an enthusiastic 11/10.  Charles gobbled up his portion too and bestowed a 10/10, whilst Oliver declared it “fabulous”.  Liam, well he was a bit tired after all his adventures and still couldn’t think of an adjective to describe the food (I guess he was still mulling over the “gushing blood” incident!!).

40 thoughts on “Les Petits Chefs – Food Revolution Week 8”

  1. Oh gosh…I’m actually shocked there haven’t been more gushing blood incidents. I don’t know that I’d have the patience to take these little guys on (I think I might say that each and every time I comment lately…I must really mean it! In admiration of you!)

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  2. ooh, poor liam! sounds like he took it in stride – a good thing to learn in the kitchen when working with knives, i guess. way to go on teaching them to chiffonade their basil, by the way. )

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  3. Poor Liam! Everyone has their share of knife mishaps though, every week on top chef or hell’s kitchen, maybe it just means he will be a future star chef ! Looks like a ton of fun despite the ancident. Congrats again on your blog b’day.

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  4. Congrats to Belinda! I am glad that Liam didn’t let a little cut get in his way of perhaps being a future chef! 😉

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  5. Congratulations Belinda! Lucky you!

    Sorry to hear there was a kitchen casualty, hope that didn’t put him off the idea of cooking. Nice to know there are kids learning how to cook, such an important life skill!

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  6. What a great recipe to teach the boys and I’m impressed to hear it only took 40 minutes. Sorry to hear about Liam’s finger, sounds like he was a trooper though. 🙂

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  7. Oh look at all those little hands, so busy at work! 🙂 Poor guy with the slight accident, but I am sure he will live to cook another day. Beautiful dish, and I agree that veggies in the sauce makes it just so much healthier and tastier!

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  8. You and Jamie Oliver are doing a great thing. Kids need to know where food comes from. ‘Cuz it doesn’t come from a drive-thru! The little injury only supports the connection all will be well.GREG

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  9. It’s so great that the kids are so interested and involved. This is a big step in getting them to eat healthy!

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  10. Tell Liam that he’s officially now a chef.

    This looks wonderful! When I learned to make Bolognese sauce in cooking school, we put lots of veggies in it. They were chopped so finely that they looked like part of the meat. I always thought that would be a good way to get veggie-hating kids to eat their veggies–hide them in the Bolognese sauce!

    I love what you’re doing with these kids. Keep it up, ok?

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  11. Awe, cut finger…hope Liam is not kitchen tramatized.
    This looks wonderful! I need to get offline, as I’m too hungry to be looking at this stuff…

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  12. Oh Liam, you poor thing, but these things do happen in kitchen occasionally! It’s probably a good thing for him to experience it under such good supervision 🙂

    A good bolognese is indeed an essential part of someone’s recipe repertoir, perfect to make ginormous pots of and stick in the freezer for lazy nights or to make other stuff with.

    Did you have cartoon character bandaids?

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  13. Looks delicious! I chopped my finger a few weeks ago. 🙂 You can tell Liam it’s “a chef thing”, lolol!

    We’ve been motoring along through our book too-last week we made three recipes from it!

    Thanks for being part of Food Revolution Fridays! I always love seeing what you guys cook.

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  14. Sometimes when a bolognese is so good, you don’t even need the pasta. Congratulations to you little chefs. They did amazing!

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