French chef, pop-up master, and adorable dad Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec, Petit Trois, Ludo Bird) recently spent an afternoon at the helm of a children’s cooking class.
The class, a lesson in making gnocchi from scratch, puts Ludo in the company of several “future chefs in training,” who say adorable things like “when I started here I was nervous, but when I started cooking, I felt better,” and “we mushed it with our hands.”
Supervising a room full of fledgling chefs, Ludo says, “[I’m] teaching the new generation — young kids — how to appreciate food [and] even more importantly to understand ‘what is cooking?’”
One young student, apparently impressed with Ludo’s teaching ability, shares that Ludo is “kind of like a professional,” which is good because she thinks that with a simple combination of “a grown-up’s help and instructions and ingredients,” kids can be better cooks. Better than Ludo? Only time will tell.
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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.