Ocado has teamed up with Beano to launch the comic’s first-ever cookbook, designed to help families cut down on food waste.
Ocado has teamed up with adventurer Ben Fogle for the launch of this new cookbook, which looks at ways to make use of food that might otherwise be binned and instead be used to make food dishes, and the cookbook offers recipes with a Beano-themed twist, including recipes such as Bangers and Gnash, Nearly Gone-offee Pie & Jammy Dodger French Toast, amongst others.
The cookbook also offers useful tips on how to store food to extend its shelf life and ways to use up what you.
The free cookbook will be available from 27th of September through October’s edition of Ocado Life, but can be read and/or dowloaded online now.
In an ongoing effort to help children feel informed when it comes to their cooking and food consumption at home, Ocado and Beano have also created a series of bespoke Beano for Schools lesson plans for pupils in KS1 and KS2, which is available to both schools and parents and has a vast amount of food safety knowledge that I think would be useful to anyone and everyone, not just the kids! The information is also free and worth a download.
The cookbook comes as new research from Ocado has highlighted that over half of parents (56%) say they’ve never had a conversation with their children about food waste, and over one-third (37%) of children say they’d like to cook more with their family at home.
Despite the current knowledge gap, two-thirds (66%) of parents say their child is more knowledgeable about environmental issues than they were at that age.
Commenting on the cookbook, Ben Fogle said: “As an avid Beano reader as a child, it’s fantastic to now be part of a real Beano comic strip, as well as their first ever cookbook with Ocado.
“Throughout the process of being Beano-fied and the recipe and comic creation, I’ve had lots of conversations with my own children about how we can make the most of fresh ingredients so that groceries last longer and have fun in the kitchen in the process.”