St John Head Chef and co-founder Fergus Henderson will be swapping the kitchen for the classroom later this month to show a group of children how to cook every part of an animal.
Henderson, whose Smithfields restaurant was ranked 16th in the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants, will perform a live demonstration for students at St Luke’s school in Redbourn, Herfordshire on June 18.
Students will be shown how to cook parts of animals that have become less popular in modern-day cooking, such as pigs’ tails and bone marrow in the demonstration as part of a promotion of the children’s website Cookit!.
Henderson said: “I’m looking forward to opening kids’ eyes to the delights of cooking with innards and extremities. The sooner children get into the kitchen the better.”
The Cookit! website has been set up by the government-funded broadband supplier E2BN to help pupils and teachers share recipes and find out about food and diet.
Henderson’s recipes for pigs’ tails and bone marrow from the St Luke’s demonstration will be available on the Cookit! website for other schools and children to try.