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Jul 26, 2011 07:16 AM

Best cookbook for cooking with kids?

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.

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  1. One of my favorites Disney's Family Cookbook

    1. Stone Soup by Molly Katzen.

      1. 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.