Boost their appetite for variety with the foods of the world

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Families who want to try a wider range of recipes are being offered cookery lessons with an international flavour.

Newly-launched service Globe Eat provides a cultural tasting experience in the shape of healthy and tasty dishes from around the world.

Parents and kids can try new recipes during cookery classes which can be booked for birthdays or other events.

The service was the idea of Hannah Murphy, who also runs Globe Fit – exercise classes inspired by traditional dances from around the world – with fellow fitness instructor Lisa Lingard.

She says: ‘Obviously if we’re doing parties not everything’s low fat but it’s about increasing knowledge, cooking from scratch and getting kids interested in cooking and trying a wider range of foods.

‘The idea is to show children that there are more things to enjoy than just pizza and fish fingers, although we might do healthy pizza-making for some of the parties.

‘A great way to make different dishes fun and interesting is to get kids involved.

‘ My children love paella and sushi because we make it fun for them, they get involved with the cooking.’

Catering professionals Sophie White and Olga King will be helping people create tasty dishes as well as regularly posting recipes on the website: globe-eat.co.uk.

Hannah and the team are also hoping to offer the service to after-school clubs and other groups, perhaps combining it with the dance/exercise sessions for a broader cultural experience.

Globe Fit offers children’s and adults’ classes inspired by modern and traditional dances.

Routines might incorporate the moves and moods of South America’s Latin dances, the steps of English, Scottish and Welsh folk dances, the spirit of the popular Irish style or the drama of Spanish flamenco.

Hannah and Lisa have spent many years between them living abroad, absorbing a wide range of cultures and studying a variety of dance styles.

Hannah teaches a session at Holy Rood Church in Stubbington at 7.15pm on a Monday and Lisa teaches at Victory Hall, Warsash at 5.45pm on a Tuesday.

Visit globefit.co.uk or call Hannah on (07796) 936041.