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Title: Your Kids: Cooking!
A Recipe for Turning Ordinary Kids into Extraordinary Cooks
Author and Illustrator: Barbara Brandt
Publisher: Smith Publicity – Pukka Publishing
Published: June 30th, 2015
I have read an ARC of the book that comes as part of this but it will also be accompanied by a DVD and a website when it is released – I suspect that the entire unit will be worthy of a 5* review! It is a great idea from a parent who was struggling to encourage her child to cook and is now sharing some great ideas.
The book contains very child friendly, easy to understand and follow, recipes that also help them master key cooking skills, techniques and terms. It is designed to be followed sequentially, with the recipes consolidating skills introduced in earlier sessions as well as introducing additional new skills and techniques. The website is also said to share more than one hundred additional recipes for them to try out – all presented in a similar manner. The DVD is said to have “complete, step-by-step demonstrations for each target recipe”.
You Kids Cooking shows the skills, terms and cooking know-how to be learnt in each of ten key lessons. There’s advice on getting your kitchen ready with illustrations of the cookware, tools. measurements and other information for each lesson as well as safety advice, too. Adults are expected to act as the Sous Chef and they are given advice on their role in the whole process, too. For each recipe/lesson there is a sneak peek to show how it is made, advice on what you need to prepare before cooking, information on the nutritional content of the recipe and other interesting facts relating to it before the step by step guide to cooking it. There are treats and examples of other recipes to try, too. A great way to help your child develop into an “extraordinary chef”!
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too
for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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