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Food Heroes Marco Pierre White and Eric Lanlard are helping children learn to whip up culinary delights in a new partnership with First News

Food Hero Marco Pierre White teaching a child the art of cooking

Food Hero Marco Pierre White imparts his culinary knowledge to keen young learners

P&O Cruises has teamed up with First News, the UK’s only national newspaper for young people and the world’s first online news channel for children and teenagers, to make a series of cookery videos for their online news channel.


First News was founded in 2006 by Sarah and Steve Thomson, and editor Nicky Cox. Whether in print or through online films, First News tackles and answers topical issues and questions in an honest and understandable way for a young audience, with over half of all UK schools subscribing to the paper. 


First News and our Food HeroesThe series stars First News readers alongside P&O Cruises Food Heroes Marco Pierre White and Eric Lanlard, and was filmed at Eric’s boutique café, Cake Boy in south London. In 12 short, informal videos, our culinary maestros show the children how to cook classic dishes such as chicken Milanese, creamy macaroni cheese and banoffee pie.


‘Practical cookery is compulsory in the national curriculum for all children up to Year 9,’ says First News editor Nicky Cox. ‘Our new cookery series with P&O Cruises builds on the culinary skills being taught in schools and encourages children to develop these skills further. Marco Pierre White and Eric Lanlard are such wonderfully talented chefs and we are thrilled that these masters in their field are teaching our young readers to cook these classic dishes.’

Food Hero Eric Lanlard teaching a child how to bake

Food Hero Eric Lanlard shares his cake secrets

P&O Cruises senior vice president, Paul Ludlow, said of the partnership: ‘These fun, bite-size films will get First News readers whipping up the dishes for their friends and families.’


Marco Pierre White added: ‘I’m so excited to be involved in this project. If children understand ingredients and how to use them, it will help them to develop a lifelong love of good food, as well as skills they can use throughout adulthood.’


Get a first glimpse of the cookery series here > 


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