A colourful, comprehensive cookbook that teaches kids (ages 9+) and beginner chefs to cook, and arms them with accessible yet impressive recipes they can make with little-to-no parental supervision.
If the young gourmands on MasterChef Junior are anything to go by, lots of kids are eager to get into the kitchen. So why wait until they’re off at college facing the (gross) communal microwave in their residence lounge? Seasoned cookbook author Danielle Acken, food stylist Aurelia Louvet, and their six proteges (age 7 to 17) are here to help. Let's Eat brings together kitchen basics, tools, terminology, and 60+ recipes with loads of variations to suit a range of tastes.
The book opens with a chapter of recipes to build basic techniques—making eggs, rice, pasta, salad dressing, mashed potatoes, bread, and roast chicken (what? Yes, really)—that will set kids up for culinary success, before branching into breakfasts, fresh snacks and sides, hot main courses, and desserts. Learn to make hits like:
- Sticky Soda Pop Ribs
- Spaghetti Bolognese
- Falafel Veggie Burgers
- Deviled Eggs
- Pulled Chicken Tacos
- Sweet Potato Curry
- Teriyaki Baked Salmon
- Oven Baked Doughnuts
Following this fun, choose-your-own-adventure style primer, with its bold, colourful photography, kids will soon advance from quick afterschool snacks and summer picnics to breakfasts in bed and full-course family dinners (with dessert, of course).