3-6 year olds
A cookery programme for pre-schoolers, Big Cook Little Cook takes young children on a culinary adventure. Big Cook Ben and Little Cook Small run a café together and love cooking up exciting dishes for the people who come to visit them. Small is a superimposed tiny chef who helps Ben around the kitchen. The recipe is suited to the visitor (be it a racing car driver or a pink monster) and the guest always leaves the cooks something in return.
Each programme also features two songs, a story about Little Cook and a film looking at the origins of one of the ingredients used in the recipe, usually shot on location. The programmes are fast-paced and funny, encouraging children to try things they wouldn’t normally eat and to think more about where their food comes from.
Big Cook Ben – The larger of the two cooks, he is very organised and always on top of everything.
Little Cook Small – The tiny, erratic cook who often runs into trouble being so small in a big world.
Big Cook Little Cook helps children to: