May 18 2013 Latest news:
Friday, March 1, 2013
Norwich City majority shareholder Delia Smith may have called time on her television career – but she told a TV audience that she still wants to teach people how to cook.
And she’s now focusing on helping young people learn as part of her online cookery class.
The cook, who first appeared on television more than 40 years ago and whose cookery books have sold more than 20 million copies, appeared on BBC1’s One Show last night, and told hosts Matt Baker and Zoe Ball that she thinks she has finally learned how to teach people to cook.
She said: “I have now found the best way to do it – online. I might finally have cracked how to do it.
“Young people are afraid to cook, and I want them to know how. They can now learn online anywhere in the world.”
Her first cookery lesson online is how to make a classic sponge cake, which she said she tested on a six-year-old, who was very proud of being able to make it.
She also discussed a new edition of her classic book on cakes, and said: “The new edition is aligned with my online cookery school. One quarter of the country don’t have computers, so we need books. I want to attract young people. If I can get them on sweet things, such as cakes, I will be able to teach them more.”
She’s given up her TV work, she said, because she cannot entertain and show people how to cook at the same time. Later, when a clip from one of her early TV appearances was shown, she admitted she had been very nervous at the start, but added that at least the music was very cool.
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