THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS

by America's Test Kitchen

Over 100 kid-tested recipes from America's Test Kitchen.

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  • This is really an amazing book for those of us with kids. If your child already likes to cook, this book is a slam dunk. It has excellent recipes, easy to follow directions, really attractive photography. If your child has not yet shown an interest in spending time in the kitchen with you -- this book will whet their appetitive. (Pardon the Pun lol). It gives a how-to instructional for all someone should know to head toward the kitchen, and then the recipes are fun and easy to follow.
  • I like this cookbook - it shares recipes with enthusiasm about how the food is prepared and enjoyed. The pages have a lot of color and energy.I like that they encourage kids to explore out of the core recipe to add their own flare
  • My kids love to help cook. I like this cookbook, it has a lot of recipes that they would enjoy and so will the rest of the family. I enjoy letting them have some independence and learn to cook some things for themselves.
  • This is from America’s Test Kitchen, so pay attention to the “…for Young Chefs” aspect of the title and realize it’s more than just a “kid’s cookbook.” First, there are ATK’s trademark tutorials on tools, techniques and the science of cooking. And then there are the recipes, which are largely from scratch ingredients and respect kid-chefs’ tastes and talents -- breakfast proteins and sweets; snacks (hummus, salsa and guacamole come to mind); sandwiches like a BLT wrap and a caprese panini (a hip version of grilled cheese); main dishes; sides (note my only quibble: I doubt many of these would appeal to kids!); and desserts.Each recipe is presented via a two-page spread that includes a color photo of the finished dish; the number of servings and preparation time; a training routine about assembling ingredients and equipment; and then preparation instructions. Each recipe also notes the level of skill required to prepare, plus whether a knife, microwave, stovetop or oven is required (good info for parents). Nutritional information for every dish is collected into a table at the back of the book.I have a lot of books from ATK and this one feels unique. My mother-in-law would have loved it for her junior-high home economics classroom. I’d have loved it as a kid -- and heck, I’m excited to cook from it now!
  • My 11 year old has been growing more interesting in healthy eating and cooking and i've bought a number of cookbooks for her. This was by far the most interesting to her and kept her engaged with not just what she was eating, but how it was prepared, how to add variety to her diet, and it got us talking about nutrition. And the food tastes great! Highly recommend.