Cookbook inspires budding chef and picky eater

I bought my eight-year-old and six-year-old boys a cookbook:  Kids’ Fun & Healthy Cookbook, by Nicola Graimes. I asked them each to pick out a recipe to make for a family meal.  My eight-year-old picked out Sticky Ribs with Baked Potato.  It was a huge success and now my eight-year-old cooks it again and again.  “It was really yummy,” he said raising his eyebrows up and down three times.  He even made it as a special dinner for his uncle, who is a gourmet chef.  My six-year-old, who is a very picky eater, succeeded after two recipe tries to find a recipe he likes:  Eggs in a Roll (with tomatoes).  He now has adapted his recipe to English muffins with bacon.  He complains a whole lot less when he is in charge of choosing and cooking!  And boy, is he puffed-out-chest proud.

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  • I will have to try that book. I also recommend The Spatulatta Cookbook by Isabella and Olivia Gerasole. The authors are two sisters aged 9 and 11 who inspire and motivate other kids to become chefs and have fun while making healthy meals and snacks. The cookbook is arranged by season and includes special sections devoted to school lunches and vegetarian recipes along with easy-to-follow basic cooking skills and weights and measures.

    Ellen 22 October 2009, at 8:56 pm