Manchester Italian restaurant offers live video cooking tutorials for kids

Cooking has become a huge part of lockdown life for families, and the pandemic has seen a generation of 'little chefs' emerge

Many parents across the region are currently doing an incredible job of working from home and home schooling their kids at the same time. But it’s not easy.

So Salvi’s owner Maurizio Cecco and his 12-year-old daughter Sienna have decided to help as only they can.

The family duo are heading to Facebook, as they have during every lockdown so far, on a weekly basis and delivering live cooking tutorial videos for the kids.

The recipes include authentic Italian dishes and some Salvi’s favourites such as pasta con baccalà e noci and a special rainbow pasta created by Sienna.

And Sienna has even started her own YouTube so that kids can follow her fun recipes.

Cooking has become a huge part of lockdown life for families across the country, and the pandemic has seen a generation of “little chefs” emerge as parents and their kids spend more time than ever together in the kitchen learning new skills.

All of the dishes shown will be fun, super simple and full of easy-to-find ingredients that can be purchased from Salvi’s Deli in Manchester’s Corn Exchange which is open for essential purchases.

The Ceccos have cooked as a family for generations and many of the incredible dishes that you see on the Salvi’s menu today have been passed down from Maurizio’s mum and Sienna’s Nonna, Nonna Teresa Cecco.

All of the videos will be made with parents in mind and will be left up on the Salvi’s Facebook page so that they can be used as an activity to do with the kids whenever they may need it during lockdown and beyond.

“As we always say, the Salvi’s customers are our family and in these tough times they know that we are here to help,” says Salvi’s owner Maurizio Cecco.

“We know how hard everyone is working to get through this lockdown and with home schooling to think about, we just want to give all the parents out there the option of being able to take part in a cooking tutorial with their kids.

“The tutorials will be live but will be available on our Facebook page at any time so that people can fit them around their schedules and if anyone is unsure about any ingredients, they can call our Deli which is still open!”

Days and times of live tutorials will be subject to change due to schedules and availability. Head to to get involved in the tutorials, and you can call the Deli team on 0161 222 8021 with any questions about ingredients.


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