Kids love to cook, but many children don’t have the basics down when it comes to the kitchen. In “Cooking Class,” Northampton-based author Deanna Cook shares 57 easy-to-follow recipes and creative projects that kids between 6 and 12 will have a blast making!
Filled with full-color, step-by-step live action photography of kids in the kitchen, “Cooking Class” invites all skill levels with fun food creations. They’ll gain a working knowledge of basic kitchen skills with information on proper cutting, to accurate measuring, from prep work to clean up. A handy 1-to-3 spoon difficulty scale accompanies each recipe, so kids can start where they’re ready.
Published by North Adams-based Storey Publishing earlier this year, “Cooking Class” features healthy recipes from breakfast through dinner and everything in between. Kids will love twists on some classics, like French Toast on a Stick, Crepes with Nutella and Bananas and Hot Cocoa Pops! And there are lots of fun projects for every occasion, like self-portrait personal pizzas and crazy quesadilla art to a smoothie stand to beat the heat during the summer months.
And after kids make their tasty treats, they’ll love decorating and personalizing their packages with accompanying labels and recipe name tags. Included in the book are flags to make sandwich toothpicks, personalized recipe cards and tons of colorful stickers.