A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series demonstrates how food is part of someone’s cultural experience. It also teaches basic food preparation skills, offers information about ingredients, and offers limited guidance about healthy choices.
Food is part of everyone’s culture. Preparing it can be fun, and can teach us something about our own culture and community, as well as other people and their heritage.
Positive Role Models
The children come from diverse backgrounds, and are able to share details about their culture, and about their favorite recipes. They can also prepare them.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that My World Kitchen is a British series that teaches about the place food has in people's cultural heritage. There are lots of fun, kid-friendly recipes from all over the world, and simple instructions that young viewers can follow. Some do require adult supervision thanks to the use of electric appliances, stoves, and ovens, but parents might enjoy preparing these dishes with their kids.
Is It Any Good?
This series celebrates diversity and food by offering a fun and educational way to underscore the between the two. The young cooks offer some simple breakdowns of a few of their family's traditions that are easy for other children to understand. The step-by-step demonstration of how they prepare each dish, which ranges from Italian olive pizza to Jamaican saltfish and cabbage, offers an opportunity for children to replicate the recipes on their own, or with the help of an adult. It also includes important reminders about food allergies, when to ask a parent to help, and, for nutritional purposes, how often a dish should be consumed. Overall, My World Kitchen is a yummy way for kids to learn about different cultures, food, and cooking, and there's no doubt that it will inspire some up-and-coming chefs and foodies along the way.
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