Q1. Do young children like cooking?

No, actually most young children dislike cooking.

Q2. Should children learn how to cook?

=> Yes, although I don’t love cooking, I strongly believe that it’s better for children to be taught about food science and preparation.

Q3. Is home-cooked food popular nowadays?

=>  I’m afraid, no, processed food and take-away food are more common than home-cooked food for some main reasons.

Q4. Is it easy to prepare food?

=> It depends. It’s simple to boil some types of food such as egg and vegetable, but creating various appealing and delicious courses is quite challenging.

Q5. Where can children learn how to cook?

=> I think primarily families should instruct children about cooking skills together with some extra cooking courses trained by teachers.

Q6. What are popular foods in your countries?

=> Spring rolls, Tofu, Rice, Soup, Vegetables, and Grilled meat or fish are commonplace in Vietnam. 


Do you think young people should learn to cook at home or at school? 

Option 1: At home

1. Comfortable cooking environment

2. More saving

3. Closer family atmosphere

4. Inherited secret recipe

5. Locally/ Individually training

6. More independence

7. High appreciation to parents  

Option 2: At school

1. Food creativity (Art of food)

2. Motivation for good food preparation due to competition at school

3. Scientific recipe

4. Encouragement in healthy lifestyle in the public

5. Positive changes in children’s perception regarding balanced diets

6. Opportunities to find out hidden innate talents

7. Interpersonal/ social skill => co-operation

QUESTION: What kinds of things can children learn to cook? 


Main idea: Simple foods, especially boiling food.

Explanation: Few materials and ingredients, less skillful 

Example: Fry tofu, boil eggs as well as vegetables

Purpose: Important surviving skill


Main idea: I think it’s possible to teach children about simple recipe such as boiled foods.

Explanation: To be precise, less skillful children can manage to make such popular courses with just few materials and ingredients.  

Example:  For example, most Vietnamese primary students know how to fry tofu or boil eggs as well as vegetables on the daily basis.

Purpose: Therefore, thanks to this important surviving skill, children can easily adapt to new living environments.