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Best cookbook for cooking with kids?

Westy Jul 26, 2011 07:16 AM

I was thinking of getting a gift for my nieces and nephews. I notice there are a LOT of cookbooks for cooking with kids (Sam Choy even has one). Does anyone have any experience with these? Which have really worked. The kids range in age from about 5 to 12.
All are pretty adventurous.

  1. j
    jlhinwa Aug 1, 2011 10:00 PM

    My daughter has "Betty Crocker Kids Cook." It is the only kids cookbook we have tried, but I would say that it was really helpful in the following ways: 1) helping her understand measurements, 2) teaching the process of putting together a recipe from organization of tools, ingredients, and order of steps (and the importance of understanding what you are trying to do before starting), 3) giving her a sense of ownership of a meal, and 4) encouraging her to try things that she wasn't crazy on based on how they looked (for example, gravy).

    It was a great way to get her started cooking and to be interested in feeding her family. Her chicken pot pie is a family favorite.

    1. c
      cocktailhour Aug 1, 2011 06:11 PM

      Stone Soup by Molly Katzen.

      1. LaLa Aug 1, 2011 05:04 PM

        One of my favorites Disney's Family Cookbook

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