Disney Eats? Meaning Disney characters love to eat? We know that…. But this is more than Ratatouille making an omelette or the lady and the tramp sharing a spaghetti over candle light. Disney now wants to teach your kids how to cook. Last Tuesday Disney announced a new TV network aimed at children, and it’s all about food. Good, healthy food, without any pinky cupcakes or cheesy churros.
The online channel and editorial site features culinary shows and food products for families, and will be all about re-directing the young generation towards more educational channels during their time spent on YouTube and similar channels. Disney Eats will feature shows like “Kitchen Little”, on which kids will learn how to cook with celebrity chefs, or “Tiny Kitchen”, where chefs will create mini versions of popular Disney-themed foods. Disney Eats will even dive into science with a program called “Must be Science”. How exciting does all this sound?
Disney Eats is a place to explore, learn and celebrate the world of Disney food.
Many of the shows featured on the network will focus on a concept called “co-cooking,” meaning that kids will learn how to cook with their parents, and get introduced to the kitchen and hopefully excited about food.
All the programming on Disney Eats will adhere to strict nutritional standards put in place by the Disney Digital Network in 2012, according to a report from CNBC. Still, it wouldn’t be Disney without some nice looking (and tasting) sweets. A short preview of the network’s programming reveals that Disney Eats will be cooking up pink cakes in the shape of princess castles (did you hear that???) and Mickie Mouse cake pops, among other sugary treats—and honestly, there’s nothing wrong with teaching kids to enjoy the more indulgent things in life, especially when baking can provide a strong bonding experience between parents and kids.
Remember the sushi in Monsters Inc.???
And the endless rivers of honey for Winnie the Pooh…?
And the iconic spaghetti in Lady and the Tramp… You must have re-created this scene with your significant other so many times over dinner!
As well teaching kids how to cook, Disney Eats will be selling all the kitchen tools you need to get cooking with your family—all Disney-themed of course—which is great news if the kids in your life are obsessed with Mickey and Minnie. Maybe you can tempt your own picky eater into the kitchen with The Little Mermaid pancakes and a Mickey Mouse apron.