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Italian mother Mary Sherwood opens up Hendon home to teach students how to cook healthy food
An Italian mother opened her kitchen to teach university students the secrets of al dente pasta and the perfect ragu yesterday.
Mary Sherwood took the budding cooks back to basics as part of the Sacla' Student Cookery School project, which aims to teach students how to prepare cheap but nutritious food.
Mrs Sherwood, who lives in Hendon, is one of many Italian mothers who are opening up their homes to university students across the UK.
In their first session she taught the group how to make a selection of Italian meals including macaroni and cheese and a sausage, bacon and chicken dish with peppers, new potatoes, garlic and onion.
London College of Fashion student Amanda Fanning, 22, said: “I had such a great time. My mum’s actually a chef but it’s hard to pick up skills on how to cook properly if you’re just watching.
“The good thing about yesterday was we were allowed to be very hands-on. It made me realise how easy it is to cook certain things and I think it will make me much more active in the kitchen.
“Often there is fear or apprehension of trying to cook but yesterday’s session got rid of that.”
Mary will host two further cookery classes on November 7 and 14. For more information, visit www.sacla.co.uk/student-cookery-school
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