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Bourchier St Primary School Recipe Book a kitchen essential

By Morgan Dyer

Shepparton locals can throw away their Jamie Oliver and Donna Hay recipe books and make room for the latest must-have kitchen essential, The Bourchier St Primary School Recipe Book.

The paddock-to-plate-themed cookbook will be on Christmas wish lists across the region with its easy-to-make recipes.

The book was created after Years 3 and 4 students learnt first-hand about the growing, harvesting and cooking processes of food.

The school's kitchen garden co-ordinator Tayla Yze said the school’s vegetable garden gave the students the opportunity to experience a real paddock-to-plate transformation.

“The unit really promoted healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle,” Ms Yze said.

“Some of them have never cooked before so they also have learnt some initial and essential life skills.”

The students created a bountiful school vegetable garden by planting a range of fruit and vegetables including strawberries, kale, cauliflower and snow peas. Having patiently waited, weeded and watered the garden for weeks, Ms Yze said the students had big smiles on their faces when they were able to use the fruit and vegetables in the kitchen.

“It was about letting the students explore the endless opportunities food has to offer and how yummy healthy eating can be,” she said.

The recipe book will allow the students to take what they learnt at school into their kitchens at home.

To get your hands on a copy of the child-friendly recipe book, phone Bourchier St Primary School on (03) 5821 3488. The book costs $10.

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