Preparing ingredients

Getting started

Four videos to introduce getting ready to cook and weighing/measuring.

Licence to Cook

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Sessions 1 to 5

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Using equipment

Four videos showing how to use small pieces of electrical equipment safely.

Preparing ingredients

Thirteen videos showing how to prepare a range of ingredients safely - including knife skills.

Sessions 6 to 10

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Sessions 11 to 16

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Using the cooker

Four videos showing how to use the cooker safely, including draining away boiling water (after boiling on the hob).

Extra Session 1: Biscuits

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Using flour

Five videos showing how to rub-in, form a dough, roll out a dough, fold a mixture and spoon mixture into cases.

Extra Session 2: Bread

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Making a sauce

Two videos showing how to make a white and a tomato sauce.

Extra Session 3: Pancakes

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Additional resources

Resources to support the teaching and learning of food preparation and cooking

Nutritional analysis

Explore food is a user-friendly online nutritional analysis tool for secondary school students

Grating ingredients

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Grating ingredients

This video shows how to grate different ingredients.

Zesting and squeezing

This video shows how to zest and squeeze citrus fruit.

Handling an egg

This video shows how to crack, beat and separate an egg.

Peeling

This video shows how to peel.

Using a knife (bridge hold)

This video shows how to use a knife (the bridge hold).

Using a knife (claw grip)

This video shows how to use a knife (claw grip).

Preparing an onion

This video shows how to prepare an onion.

Preparing garlic

This video shows how to prepare a clove of garlic.

Preparing chillies

This video shows how to prepare chillies.

Preparing fresh ginger

This video shows how to prepare fresh ginger.

Preparing fish

This video shows how to prepare a piece of fresh fish.

Preparing chicken

This video shows how to prepare a piece of chicken.

Preparing meat

This video shows how to prepare a piece of meat.

Draining hot water

This video shows how to drain away hot water.