(Cook) Book Review

(Cook) Book Review

by: Johanna Bergan, Front End Manager & Mother of Margret

Honest Pretzel
And 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Kids Who
Love to Cook
By Mollie Katzen (author of the Moosewood Cookbook)

As the back cover says, “I’m gonna like it because I made it!”  This book has an answer for all of our picky eaters.  Hand over the knife and the cutting board and step back.  When kids get to choose from the beginning, it’s much easier to eat the end result!  This cookbook is chock full of 65 kid-tested and approved recipes explained in picture recipes with easy to understand descriptions.  With just a few guidelines for parents – mostly be aware and handle the oven – this book turns over the kitchen to the kids.

“Hi Kids!  This cookbook is for you.  It will teach you how to make a lot of great food to share with your family and friends.  And while you’re cooking, you can have a whole bunch of fun!” Love, Mollie

Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes

A Cookbook for Preschoolers & Up

By Mollie Katzen & Ann Henderson

The key here is REAL recipes.  Children learning and exploring in the kitchen sounds like an excellent idea.  What a way to gain real life skills while having fun and being healthy!  In actuality we find ourselves oversupervising our little cooks and turning them into our helpmates rather than our chefs.  This is a great book to start you and your children on the road to independent cooking.  A full color book, filled with whimsical illustrations for children and picture recipes for even the youngest to follow along.  From the author of the Moosewood Cookbook comes a delightful adventure into the joy of good food.