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mastercooker Jul 15, 2013 08:52 PM

I love to cook. And what I always wanted to do was to teach some kids how to cook. What should I do?

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    autumm RE: mastercooker Jul 15, 2013 09:30 PM

    Sorry for the sassy first reply, but look into some big brother/big sister programs or mentoring programs in your area. Plenty of time to be a positive roll model while bonding over rolling out pasta or chopping veg.

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      tracytrace RE: mastercooker Jul 15, 2013 10:01 PM

      Not sure exactly what you're looking for, but my local 4H does cooking classes for kids that are wildly popular, and they're about to expand to a Cloverbuds (4-8 yo, I think) class that my 6yo daughter is incredibly excited about.

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        Firegoat RE: tracytrace Jul 17, 2013 07:55 AM

        On that note, contact your county extension agent. They are always looking for 4-H cooking leaders or judges

      2. grayelf RE: mastercooker Jul 25, 2013 03:33 PM

        Do you have any nieces or nephews whose parentals are too busy or don't love cooking? I think that would be very satisfying as well though I like the 4H/Big Bros/Sis ideas too.

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          kseiverd RE: mastercooker Jul 26, 2013 07:26 AM

          Started a "girls weekend" with niece when she was about 7-8. Would bring her to my house... sometime after T-Day... to start holiday baking... cookies. We'd make a MESS of the kitchen, but always had fun. She learned how to measure ingredients at an age when she was learning fractions in school... a skill that MOST teens seem to totally forget by 9th grade??

          One time we actually made pop-corn from kernels (in a pot with a glass lid for watching)... she was MESMERIZED!! Also dusted off rarely used waffle iron... she had NO idea what it was before I opened it up. Even then didn't know!?! Kinda sad that the ONLY pop-corn she ever had came from a microwave or movie theater &only waffles came from toaster.

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