As part of my role in the school I still go into the classroom to help train new teachers in the school in how to teach cooking in the classroom. Today was a classroom day, so after leading my team in preparing a classic fish pie (coley, smoked salmon trimmings, prawns and hardboiled eggs), I left them to serve whilst I helped the Y3 teacher set up his classroom for an afternoon of cooking.
It was great to be back teaching, and the class really enjoyed getting stuck into making nut-free pesto with penne pasta. One of my favourite things about these sessions is that you get a real chance to inspire the kids about food and you have some brilliant discussions around food issues.
If you would like to try the recipe I have included it below.