Pressures of modern life and work can leave little time for cooking with our families. Convenience food is as popular as ever, with a danger that important cooking skills are being lost. Will our children’s children be able to cook a roast? Make pastry? A lasagne from scratch?  

Grandparents' Day on Sunday 2nd October is the perfect occasion to spend time together as a family and to pass on the joy of cooking to the next generation. Mastering the A-B-C of cooking, not to mention getting a taste for its joys, is an important part of enjoying a healthy diet, avoiding food waste, saving money, and so much more. 

Ready to #CookSomethingGrand with your family? Familiarise yourself with these top tips for cooking safely with little chefs and browse through our treasure trove of delicious, child-friendly family recipes

Share a family recipe portrait 

Whether it’s an apple tart, fish fingers or a shepherd's pie, we’d love to see your family's favourite recipe. Share on social media with the tag #CookSomethingGrand or send it to us

About Grandparents’ Day 

Grandparents’ Day is a national holiday originating in the US. It was introduced to the UK in 1990 by the charity AgeUK. The aim is to honour grandparents and to help children become aware of the wisdom older people have to offer. 

#CookSomethingGrand is part of a series of seasonal campaigns that form part of the Joint Ambition for a Zero Food Waste Britain, which outlines five principles to tackling food waste and has been developed by Unilever and Hubbub.

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