Cookbooks for Kids

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For Christmas, I got The Chronicles of Narnia and Cooking Rocks! Rachael Ray’s 30-Minute Meals for Kids. I’m almost done reading the first one, and the second should see service in a couple of years. My eldest is almost three and, when I bake, is right there at the kitchen counter with me. Since I’m such a fan of Rachael Ray’s style of cooking, her cookbook for kids could be just the right help when the time comes for my kids to learn how to cook.

It’s a great idea to start children early on a skill that will serve them well their entire lives. There are quite a number of cookbooks designed just for them. Some of them are:

* Emeril’s There’s a Chef in My Soup! Recipes for the Kid in Everyone. Includes 75 recipes by the New Orleans chef. A Caution bar at the top the page lets young cooks know how careful they need to be. For ages 9 to 12.

* The Kid’s Cookbook: A Great Book for Kids Who Love to Cook! from Williams-Sonoma. More than 40 easy recipes for ages 9 and up.

* Children’s cookbooks based on favorite children’s books – various cookbooks based on classic children’s books. An example is the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook.

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    • Lucy

      I think you are absolutely right about teaching children to cook early – and I don’t think three is too soon. My eldest amazed me the other week by insisting on cooking the main meal for us – she’s 11. Start now with the easy jobs (no sharp knives!) and you may get a meal out of it in a few years. A lot of mess in the meantime, though.

      I’ve jolted your blog here.

    • Maricar

      Hi Lucy,
      Thanks for the jolt! And the tip! I’m looking forward to the time my kids can cook an entire meal in the kitchen. :)

    • Dani

      My two girls love cooking – they are nearly 4 and 13. I signed them up to an “at home” cooking course – they get their recipes & utensils posted to them every month and just love it.
      For anyone in the UK, check out their website (they’ve got some great cooking kits for presents too!)

    • Maricar

      That’s a great idea, Dani! With kids so ‘wired’ these days, a cooking course that they can get online may be just the right thing to get them started. Thanks for the website.

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