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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  • My seven-year-old and I absolutely adore this cookbook! I really appreciate how the book calls out the difficulty level so that we immediately understand how much help she’ll need.The little one has become a lot more invested in making meals, and this book is encouraging her to try foods she’s always been wary of. It’s expanding her horizons, helping her learn about food, and overall increasing her confidence and independence. We love it!Oh, one last thing - make sure you try out the chocolate chip cookie recipe! Best one we’ve ever tried!
  • This review is for my copy. My wife and I bought copies of this cookbook for nieces and nephews, but, let's face it, some of us can use some basic info and directions to get us past the "brown ground beef and add sauce" stage. Already a fan of the American Test Kitchen books for the more complex recipes, I found this book helpful for the more basic how-to (and now go-to) recipes as well. Many illustrations, clear instructions, and a guide to level of complication. Recommended.
  • 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!
  • Bought this cookbook for a co-worker's children that love to cook. When I received it, I wanted to keep it for myself. Her children are loving it. They are so excited. It is well laid out, easy for young ones. It is educational. My co-worker is raving about it.
  • Perfect cookbook for the young chef. My granddaughter, 9, has been cooking with her mom from the age of 2. However, she has not made anything from start to finish by herself. This cookbook was made by America’s Test Kitchens for the starter cook. There are 207 pages, of information, recipes and instructions from A to Z on how to choose recipes, find the ingredients, prepare for your cooking, and the actual experience.The first couple of chapters Getting Started In The Kitchen, prepares the cook for all she/he will need. Then on to the recipes:BreakfastsSnacks and BeveragesCooking For YouCooking For Family and FriendsSides That Make The MealDessertsEach recipe has a superb photograph taken by America’s Test Kitchen, that leads you through the entire process. Within each chapter, you decide what you would like to make, and there are some delicious looking foodstuffs.Then onto Conversions and EquivalentsHealthy EatingRecipe Stats- this provides nutritional info, calories, fats, sodium of each recipe.IndexThe Four Secrets Of Success In The Kitchen will be informative and fun for each child to read. I like to read my cookbooks like any book, and I shared that with my granddaughter. Always read the recipe first, so you have some idea the amount of time you will be spending, and to assure you have all the ingredients. This book will send the starter cook on a good road for cooking your own food.Recommended. prisrob 11-04-18