If you ask me, a pretty boring adult, the Chef Junior Cookbook is gorgeous. It looks gorgeous and it feels gorgeous. It would make a WONDERFUL gift for the kids in your life. It’s got practical skills and recipes, but also special ones. As you might guess from my other posts, I strongly believe kids need to have solid kitchen skills well before they hit middle school. START THEM EARLY. This book is a great way to do so.
But I figured I should get a kid’s perspective, so I enlisted my 13 year old daughter, who also enjoys cooking.
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Chef Junior is a cookbook for kids, written by kids. Your kids will love the real food ingredients (it’s allergy-friendly!) and the independence they gain in the kitchen.
But here’s what my daughter loved:
- great cooking and food prep tips
- beautiful graphics and layout
- colorful pictures
- simple, but yummy recipes
- allergy friendly
- every single thing looked good
And here are the recipes that appealed to her most:
- Margherita pizza
- Coconut nuggets
- Berry yogurt ice pops
- Strawberry cheesecake
- Pinto Gallo
Guess which recipe out of those she had to try first?