First Put On Your Apron is written with young people in mind, who might be leaving home and in need a primer to help them in the kitchen.
Wash your hands
Wear an apron
Keep it simple
Remember that the prep work is key
Make a task list before starting
Clear up as you go
Don’t drink (too much) until the food is on the table
Do not leave knives in the sink
Wipe down the surfaces often
Lay the table – as if setting the stage
Give everyone a napkin (kitchen roll will do)
The inspiration for ‘First Put on Your Apron’ originally came from years of teaching her son, Samuel, the joys of wholesome, culinary exploration, both at home and during treasured holidays in France and Italy.