The television stations are saturated with a variety of cooking shows from desserts to hearty meals to vegan recipes to holiday specials. And new shows are popping up every year featuring savvy chefs and skilled food artisans. Some of these talented cooks and bakers are kids. The FoodNetwork, Master Chef Junior, Rachel vs Guy Kids, Chopped Junior and Kids Baking Championship all feature bright kids who have a flair for cooking and baking.
These shows have inspired more kids to get into their kitchen and create a plethora of culinary cuisines. With that very thought in mind, more cookbooks catering to kids have been developed so that these ‘chefs in waiting’ can tempt and test drive their fingers in this tasty field. Here are three new releases that may encourage kids to venture into the culinary field.
The Complete Baking Book For Young Chefs
The Complete Baking Book For Young Chefs is the ultimate culinary compendium filled with over 100 sweet and savory recipes. This colorful cookbook is inviting and includes everything a beginner chef needs to know about baking and cooking in their kitchen. It’s divided into 6 scrumptious chapters that will have kids making some amazing recipes.
Ch 1: Muffins, Quick Breads & Other Breakfast Treats
Ch 2: Yeast Breads
Ch 3: Pizza, Flatbread & Other Savory Baked Goods
Ch4: Cookies & Bars
Ch 5: Cakes & Cupcakes
Ch 6: Fruit Desserts, Pies & Tarts
Conversions & Equivalents
The onset of the book goes into understanding the symbols, bakingspeak, safety, equipment, measuring, ingredients, prep work, and lots of how-tos. Each subject covered includes written explanations and instructions, plus lots of clear photos featuring hands-on kids. Nothing is overlooked when preparing kids for baking consciously and carefully.
Each recipe features symbols at the top of the page so, at first glance, kids will know the skill level (beginner, intermediate and advanced) required and what equipment they will need. Kids will be walked step-by-step through every recipe with clear instructions, teaching photos and lots of tips and techniques. Kids will be able to whip up Spiced Applesauce Muffins, Quick Cheese Bread, Popovers, Soft Pretzels, Empanadas, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Cheesecake Bars, Cake Pops, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Pie and so much more. Yum! It’s a great cookbook and reference book that will empower kids who are serious about taking on the culinary world.
The Munchy Munchy Cookbook for Kids
The Munchy Munchy Cookbook for Kids is brimming over with 28 appetizing recipes, vibrant photos, fun illustrations, and cool quirky cartoon characters. The book is divided into five chapters, Getting Started, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sweets. It starts off with safety and includes three warning symbols that will be used in the included recipes. It also shares utensils that will cut you and those that won’t – things that will burn you and those that won’t and things that will make you sick and how to avoid getting sick. This section is very well explained and important for kids to grasp before cooking and baking.
The next chapter walks kids through flavors and gives illustrations of foods with those flavors. Ketchup is the Best!! The rest of the book features the amazing 28 recipes that kids will enjoy creating. Each recipe shares the prep work with written instructions and step-by-step illustrations that walk kids through the process of making the recipe successfully. Also included are insights into balancing flavors and covers various herbs, both hard and soft. The recipes in this cookbook are simpler and easier for young chefs just starting to cook. Some fo the recipes kids can make are Pancakes, Grilled Cheese, Butter Chicken, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. It’s perfect for the beginner chef.
Connoisseur Kids teaches children more than a few recipes. Parents can help their kids learn how to develop poise, grace, manners, etiquette and how to communicate successfully. The book is divided into six chapters, Communication, Table Manners, Tidiness, Thinking of Others, Hygiene & Grooming and Health. All of these skills are necessary for kids choosing to enter the culinary world, and even more so when dealing with the social world where they are in contact with people from all walks of life.
Included in Connoisseur Kids is a section called Eating Well where kids are encouraged to make wise food choices. They share foods with different colors and how they benefit the body. For example, white foods like onions, garlic, and cauliflower activate natural killer cells and reduce cancer risks. Some of the included recipes are Slow Cooker Oatmeal, Smoothie Bowls, Best Bran Muffins, several dip recipes and much more.
This book is packed with good advice, healthy and tasty recipes and oodles of self-reflection points throughout the book. Kids learn to be the best they can while having lots of fun.
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