25 Sep '11, 4am

More Aussie parents signing their kids up for cooking classes following success of Junior Masterchef

More Aussie parents signing their kids up for cooking classes following success of Junior Masterchef

More classes are popping up in Australia for toddlers as young as three to learn how to cook. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG SYDNEY (AFP) - Amid the din of a dozen kids beating batter, squeezing lemons and bustling about a commercial kitchen, Luca Lawandos expertly cracks an egg and separates the yolk from the white using the shell. Standard fare for a cooking class perhaps, until you consider that Luca is just three years old. The dark-haired tot is a regular at the Saturday morning cooking classes in Sydney's inner west, learning to make sweet and savoury dishes with other like-minded children at the Little Spoons cookery school. 'Luca loves cooking,' explains mum Madeline Lawandos. 'He just showed an interest in cooking so we decided to come in and join the classes.' For Mrs Lawandos, the classes provide a social environment in which her son can practise his fine motor...

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