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Food Stuff on iPlayer

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Claire O'Gallagher Claire O'Gallagher | 12:32 UK time, Monday, 23 November 2009

Our recent programmes on Food Stuff are now available for viewing on iPlayer, with the second bunch to follow on Friday! The first selection of programmes look at EU protected status for the Stornoway Black Pudding, the growth of organic soft fruits in Angus, and a Greek family who have been introducing Glaswegians to their cuisine and culture since the 1970s.

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The films provide opportunities for activities and discussion about the production of food; about healthy choices and also about the locality of food and the part that eating and tasting food has in any community. Food is one of the most obvious 'themes' that could be developed into a cross-curricular project, as it links so immediately to several curriculum areas. I blogged previously on the other set of films we made, with Merrylee Primary School. Their work shows how some schools have taken the lead in growing produce, encouraging teamwork and integrating this practice into their classroom lessons - not every school is lucky enough to have allotment space, but a window box or small veg patch could encourage children to think about growing, and cooking food in a healthy and sustainable way. The L.A.B. films will be available on the L.A.B. website, on iPlayer, and on BBC2 on 4th December at 11.40.

The second batch of Food Stuff will hit your screens this Friday, 27 November at 11.40 on BBC2, and will be available, as with all our content, on iPlayer for a week and in the Learning Zone thereafter. Tom Kitchin, a Michelin-starred chef, appears talking about his passion for Scottish seasonal ingredients; the Orkney fishing fleet discuss their catch and Fraser Doherty, the creator of Super Jam, gives an insight into how his family baking tradition became a lucrative business. Let us know if you enjoyed them and how you used them, we hope that they inspire many vibrant lessons!



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