On Wednesday evening members of our local youth group were treated to a special bonus activity, which was met with resounding approval. A pizza night took place in which an experienced chef was brought in to show the kids how to make pizza from scratch, including making the sauce and rolling the dough.
All the kids engaged enthusiastically, interested in each step of the process. Members of this group have previously taken an interest in cooking and have been developing important and valuable skills and knowledge needed to make healthy, delicious food in a country where obesity and poor nutrition are increasingly important issues.
The night was great fun with members laughing and joking through the entire evening and everyone taking a turn at getting flour on their hands. The evening ended with the children being allowed to eat the finished pizza, which they were completely blown away by. One student remarked that it was “better than Apache’s“, which is apparently the standard to beat.
This was not only a fun and enjoyable night for the kids, but an important education in how delicious and worthwhile a healthy diet can be when you have the right knowledge, and the fact that the pizza was considered better than the most popular take-away in Limerick really hammers home the underlying value of what was on the surface an exciting laugh for the kids.
We would like to thank Jeff Lambert, the chef who was kind enough to come in and make this great evening possible.