Schoolkids go from Garden to Table

By Lauraine Jacobs In Recipes

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4th February, 2012
Kiwi kids must learn to cook. If I had my way, or at least the ears of our Prime Minister and his Cabinet, I’d be pushing hard for such a vital life skill to be part of every primary, intermediate and secondary school curriculum. On a morning visit to East Tamaki Primary School late last year, I arrived in time to see children carrying wicker baskets overflowing with freshly harvested lettuces, carrots, potatoes and kale marching behind a modern Pied Piper of food, chef Sid Sahrawat. They had gathered produce from the school’s garden and were off to join classmates to cook lunch with one ...

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