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30 review for The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

  1. 5 out of 5

    Laura McLoughlin

    Aimed at children slightly older than my 7 year old. But lots of good recipes. I like that each recipe is clearly marked as easy, intermediate, or difficult. There is also a color photo with each recipe and the directions are clear and precise. We made a couple of the easier recipes and they were all tasty. The kale chips were so delicious that the 7 year old AND the 2 year old were devouring them like candy!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    Edit - I've been told that microwaving popcorn in a brown bag doesn't work. Have any of you tried it? If not: Fortunately I have a microwave that's already on its last legs, and a replacement ready to go, so I can try it and get back to you. reading for Children's Books "cookbooks" theme, Dec. 2020 Love the thorough beginning. If one has the patience to read all that, one is ready to work in the kitchen with minimal supervision. I am a little disturbed by them claiming that blender, food processor, Edit - I've been told that microwaving popcorn in a brown bag doesn't work. Have any of you tried it? If not: Fortunately I have a microwave that's already on its last legs, and a replacement ready to go, so I can try it and get back to you. reading for Children's Books "cookbooks" theme, Dec. 2020 Love the thorough beginning. If one has the patience to read all that, one is ready to work in the kitchen with minimal supervision. I am a little disturbed by them claiming that blender, food processor, electric mixer, whisk, wooden spoon are all staples... I have none of the above, and seldom use my immersion blender. A good strong arm is whisk enough for me. The staples that I use are medium size knife, slotted and solid metal spoons, and toaster oven. The recipes also have a list of equipment needed, down to the plate and fork sometimes (for the waffles, as the fork used to get them out, and the plate to pile the batches). I never heard of "heat (oil) until shimmer" as I always test it with a flick of a drop of water. Shimmer would be safer I suppose. I won't read every recipe, but I'm intrigued by the recommendation to lightly toast bread before soaking it in egg to make French Toast. I will def. try that next time. Included is how to microwave popcorn in a brown lunch bag... a wonderful thing more people should know how to do for such improved health and cost. Haas avocados, the wrinkly dark ones, are for guacomole, but the big bright ones are for salad. Store them in refrigerator (even though Costco doesn't). I need to photo the instructional images about how to get ginger from the root as I usually buy the minced squeeze tube. Basically use the edge of a small spoon to scrape off skin, then grate the exposed section. Recycle stale bread for croutons. I usually make dressing (stuffing) but some ppl in my family do like croutons and it does seem silly to buy them. If you measure, you can cook the pasta in the sauce. I do this sort of thing with rices sometimes, so why not. "Velvet" strips or bits of meat (to keep moist and tender) with 6:1 cornstarch:baking soda, as in beef & broccoli stir-fry. I disagree with them on thawing frozen strawberries on paper towels... save the juice!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader

    I decided to do something a little different and requested a kid's cookbook from Edelweiss.  We have only tried two of the recipes so far, but there are others that look really good. The chapters for this book are: Getting Started Breakfast Snacks and Beverages Cooking For You Cooking For Family and Friends Sides That Make the Meal Desserts Conversions & Equivalents  Healthy Eating 101 Recipe Stats Index The first recipe we made was under Sides.   (There are photos on my blog post of foods we made.) Roasted F I decided to do something a little different and requested a kid's cookbook from Edelweiss.  We have only tried two of the recipes so far, but there are others that look really good. The chapters for this book are: Getting Started Breakfast Snacks and Beverages Cooking For You Cooking For Family and Friends Sides That Make the Meal Desserts Conversions & Equivalents  Healthy Eating 101 Recipe Stats Index The first recipe we made was under Sides.   (There are photos on my blog post of foods we made.) Roasted Fingerling Potatoes  (we had to use red) These potatoes were easy to make and tasted so good.  No need for condiments at all. The second one we made was a breakfast. Avocado Toast I really don't eat eggs, so this was my husband's.  He made it and thought it was great. The book is full of color photos and cooking tips.  It's very easy to follow.  There are even recipes with alternative things you can try.   I cook quite a bit and I would honestly buy this for myself.  I think it's perfect for kids just starting out in the kitchen.  The recipes are easy, but not all super basic.   Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for providing me a copy for review.  I gave this book 5 stars and highly recommend it.  

  4. 4 out of 5

    Steven R. McEvoy

    My daughter who is 10, saved up and bought this forherself. It was one of two Kids cookbooks she bought. She gives it a solid 5/5 stars, and I gave it 4.5 Stars. Full review to follow below. ... My youngest daughter at the age of 10 loves cooking and cooking shows. She saved up her own money and purchased herself two cookbooks, this one and Kid in the Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Tips for Young Home Cooks by Melissa Clark. This one arrived second and she was already enthralled with the other. She has My daughter who is 10, saved up and bought this forherself. It was one of two Kids cookbooks she bought. She gives it a solid 5/5 stars, and I gave it 4.5 Stars. Full review to follow below. ... My youngest daughter at the age of 10 loves cooking and cooking shows. She saved up her own money and purchased herself two cookbooks, this one and Kid in the Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Tips for Young Home Cooks by Melissa Clark. This one arrived second and she was already enthralled with the other. She has carried them around the house for days, put in sticky note tabs for recipes she wanted to try. But more on that later. This is another beautiful cookbook. Full color pages, but not full glossy pages.. The paper is not as heavy a weight as the other volume. It has a very solid binding. It is well designed and made. It is a great book to flip through and get ideas from. Or to plan whole meals. The chapters in the volume are: Getting Started in the Kitchen Breakfast Snacks & Beverages Cooking for You Cooking for Family & Friends Sides that Make the Meal Desserts Conversions & Equivalents Healthy Eating 101 Recipe Stats Index The description of the volume is: “For the first time ever, America's Test Kitchen is bringing their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS in the kitchen! Using kid-tested and approved recipes, America's Test Kitchen has created THE cookbook every kid chef needs on their shelf. Whether you're cooking for yourself, your friends, or your family, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs has delicious recipes that will wow! • Recipes were thoroughly tested by more than 750 kids to get them just right for cooks of all skill levels―including recipes for breakfast, snacks and beverages, dinners, desserts, and more. • Step-by-step photos of tips and techniques will help young chefs feel like pros in their own kitchen • Testimonials (and even some product reviews!) from kid test cooks who worked alongside America's Test Kitchen will encourage young chefs that they truly are learning the best recipes from the best cooks. By empowering young chefs to make their own choices in the kitchen, America's Test Kitchen is building a new generation of confident cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters.” We have picked several recipes from this volume to test and try. My wife has done a few recipes from America’s Test Kitchen that have all been big hits. I have done a few as well, always to great success. My daughter loves both of her new cookbooks. She prefers the other volume, Kid in the Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Tips for Young Home Cooks by Melissa Clark. Because it is glossier and shinier. I prefer this volume. The meals are easier. The ingredients less diverse. The meals are well defined and explained. This is an excellent cookbook for children and those cooking with them. It is one we will be using for years to come. An excellent cookbook for younger aspiring chefs. A great place to start. Melissa has contributed to or written over 50 books related to food. And this one is a good one for working with younger children, or letting older children experiment on their own.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Alex Baugh

    Get the kids away from their screens and into the kitchen with this cookbook perfect for young home chefs. Whether they are beginners or more advanced, this book will introduce them to kitchen vocabulary, kitchen tools, kitchen safety, including how to use a knife, as well as all the other tools of the trade. There's everything they will need to know to make delicious meals and snacks. And there is nothing so rewarding as cooking a new favorite meal for the family. I gave this book to one of my Get the kids away from their screens and into the kitchen with this cookbook perfect for young home chefs. Whether they are beginners or more advanced, this book will introduce them to kitchen vocabulary, kitchen tools, kitchen safety, including how to use a knife, as well as all the other tools of the trade. There's everything they will need to know to make delicious meals and snacks. And there is nothing so rewarding as cooking a new favorite meal for the family. I gave this book to one of my nieces when she came to stay with me for the summer, and as we worked our way through it, we really got to know each other some much better while working in the kitchen. So much so, that I think my Kiddo got a little jealous. The solution - I put her and my niece in the kitchen together. The talking, the laughing, the delicious food was well-worth it. And the bonus is that cooking can help kids with their math thanks to the measuring they have to do. I loved it when the light went on my niece's eyes the day the measuring cups and spoons made fractions more understandable (she was only 8 at the time and not a math fan). Our favorite recipes: monkey bread, pesto flatbread pizza, beef and bean chili, among others. Pair The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs with its companion book The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs, because what's a great meal without a great dessert?

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    I am reviewing that from an electronic download and the formatting and spelling were terrible . I’m sure the actual book will be great. The chapters were in an orderly sequence and it looks to be geared for preteens and beginning cooks. I can’t wait to see the actual book. A nice selection of recipes with ingredients found in your pantry. I received a copy of this arc in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Stefanie Burns

    Great book for kids. There are a lot of explanations and a lot of photos to guide young cooks along. The recipes look tasty and their are a variety of categories. There should be something for everyone in this book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tapasya

    Fun recipes for young chefs. Loved the pictures and detailed information of the recipes.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jill

    4.5 Stars

  10. 4 out of 5

    Alicia

    What a visual feast for the eyes and it is just a cookbook! But it's a cookbook for young chefs and is chock full of awesome classic recipes for someone just diving in or even old hats to revisit some of the best eats. I was more impressed however with the placement of photos, explanations, deviations (about cooking still and relevant to the recipe) and the organization altogether. I found myself just really staring at the pages themselves thinking if I had a cookbook, I'd want it to look just l What a visual feast for the eyes and it is just a cookbook! But it's a cookbook for young chefs and is chock full of awesome classic recipes for someone just diving in or even old hats to revisit some of the best eats. I was more impressed however with the placement of photos, explanations, deviations (about cooking still and relevant to the recipe) and the organization altogether. I found myself just really staring at the pages themselves thinking if I had a cookbook, I'd want it to look just like this. There is plenty of helpful guidance along the way to train up and coming chefs in building foundational skills. I will purchase a copy for my own young chefs!

  11. 4 out of 5

    R Waterfall

    This is the perfect introduction to cooking for young chefs. The banana bread and chocolate chip cookie recipes were very good! I haven't tried many of the recipes, but this cookbook is very visually appealing and fun to look through, with a variety of meals / dishes to make. This is the perfect introduction to cooking for young chefs. The banana bread and chocolate chip cookie recipes were very good! I haven't tried many of the recipes, but this cookbook is very visually appealing and fun to look through, with a variety of meals / dishes to make.

  12. 4 out of 5

    KC

    Put this one on your gift list for any young budding chef or even the college beginner cook. Can't go wrong with anything from those behind America's Test Kitchen! Put this one on your gift list for any young budding chef or even the college beginner cook. Can't go wrong with anything from those behind America's Test Kitchen!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ruth Ann

    Chapter 1 - Getting Started in the Kitchen - the Most Important Chapter!!! includes a key to symbols used throughout the book (in the recipes); safety tips!; tips on measuring, mincing, chopping, melting, zesting, grating, etc. The rest of this cookbook has 100 recipes - some of them are simple, some are creatively fun. Word to parents and grandparents - many recipes involve use of microwave, oven or stove. Helpful guidance will be needed. :) Ages 8 and up

  14. 4 out of 5

    Dorothy

    I really like this book because the recipes have common ingredients, and the food tastes good. The beginning of the book has "7 Essential Prep Steps"on page 12-15. Most of us know these steps, but it was a good refresher before we try to show a young chef how to separate eggs or soften butter in the microwave. I made the Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies on page 184, and sent the recipe with ingredients to my grandchildren in Minnesota. The bake time is 15-20 minutes, and I would recommend baking 15 I really like this book because the recipes have common ingredients, and the food tastes good. The beginning of the book has "7 Essential Prep Steps"on page 12-15. Most of us know these steps, but it was a good refresher before we try to show a young chef how to separate eggs or soften butter in the microwave. I made the Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies on page 184, and sent the recipe with ingredients to my grandchildren in Minnesota. The bake time is 15-20 minutes, and I would recommend baking 15 minutes. The Blondie Bites on Page 190 were even better than the cookies. I didn't have white chocolate chips so I chopped up a bar of white chocolate. These were a big hit! Again, I would recommend less time in the oven (14 rather than 16 minutes), and a lower temperature if you are using a dark pan.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    My son is 11, wants to be a chef when he grows up, and he (and I!) love this cookbook for kids. The first 15 pages are packed with technique, tips and secrets to success for the beginning chef; it teaches kids HOW to cook, as much as gives them recipes. In the back of the book are another several pages of conversions (volume, weight, and oven temp), and some healthy eating 101 suggestions. Peppered throughout the book are tips and tricks on using herbs, citrus, how to cut, safely, with a chefs k My son is 11, wants to be a chef when he grows up, and he (and I!) love this cookbook for kids. The first 15 pages are packed with technique, tips and secrets to success for the beginning chef; it teaches kids HOW to cook, as much as gives them recipes. In the back of the book are another several pages of conversions (volume, weight, and oven temp), and some healthy eating 101 suggestions. Peppered throughout the book are tips and tricks on using herbs, citrus, how to cut, safely, with a chefs knife, what it means, and how to chop, dice, shred, grate, and much more. What I love is that there is a clear, completed picture for each recipe, and for most recipes that are a little extra complicated, there are additional pictures of the process and prep. All of the pictures show children doing the process, or children's hands holding tools correctly, independently. My son has used this book to make cheese omelets for his little sister on weekday mornings, (What?!? I know. It's awesome), BLT wraps for lunch, shredded chicken tacos, mexican street corn on the cob (as a side) and more. There are lots of kid-friendly recipes (lemonade, hot chocolate, smoothies, desserts) alongside mains, sides, and veggies, which helps children figure out the various components to make a healthy meal. All the recipes are homemade with light, fresh ingredients. It's like a modern La Technique: An Illustrated Guide to the Fundamental Techniques of Cooking for kids.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Solar Serenity

    Really good cookbook. Has lots of easy but delicious looking recipes for kids. I am very interested in trying some of these recipes. My favorite thing about this cookbook was the diagrams and instructions about simple things like holding knives, cutting ingredients and more. They were very simple and easy to understand!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Holly Foley (Procida)

    Loved reading cookbooks and catalogs as a child.. I know weird right ? I bought this for all my nieces/nephews/grandgirls . It has some very unique and interesting recipes, and tons of great skill advice . I am going to have to also get it for my children in their young 20s. Peach and tomato salad has my intrigued.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dani

    Like all ATK books, the recipes have been tried and tested, again and again--but this time, kids were the ones doing the testing! The chapters in this book include Getting Started in the Kitchen Breakfast Snacks & Beverages Cooking for You Cooking for Family & Friends Sides that Make the Meal Desserts as well as Conversion & Equivalents, Healthy Eating 101, Recipe Stats, and an index. Each recipe is well-organized. Recipes are rated on a difficulty scale (from one to three little chef's hats); recipes la Like all ATK books, the recipes have been tried and tested, again and again--but this time, kids were the ones doing the testing! The chapters in this book include Getting Started in the Kitchen Breakfast Snacks & Beverages Cooking for You Cooking for Family & Friends Sides that Make the Meal Desserts as well as Conversion & Equivalents, Healthy Eating 101, Recipe Stats, and an index. Each recipe is well-organized. Recipes are rated on a difficulty scale (from one to three little chef's hats); recipes label if a knife, microwave, stovetop, and or oven are needed (or if no knives or heat are required for the particular recipe); and recipes start first with "prepare ingredients" and "gather cooking equipment" even before the "start cooking". The first chapter on "getting stared in the kitchen" has excellent and well-organized information such as "4 secrets to success in the kitchen" (with several excellent bullet points), "decoding kitchenspeak" (explaining the meaning of words like peel, zest, mince, toss, and much more), an explanation of how to to "season to taste", an explanatory list of pantry staples, how to measure (with both word and picture guides!), "7 essential prep steps" (such as how to crack and separate eggs, how to melt butter, and how to mince garlic), how to garnish and plate, and a colorful picture guide to all the basic kitchen equipment. It's just like any informative ATK book, but with more pictures and kid-friendly! And like any other ATK book, this one includes equipment testing and results--but this time for kids. What's the best kids'-sized oven mitt? What's the best kids'-sized chef's knife? With its straightforward but visually appealing layout, young chefs will be able to make anything from more "familiar" comfort food (like blueberry muffins and tortilla chips) to the creative and "advanced" (like a caprese panini, shredded chicken tacos, or a kale-pineapple smoothie.) Kids can get inspired and motivated to cook for themselves and for others. Every recipe has a short review or comment from a child who helped test and develop the recipe. Additionally, this book recommends both safe handling practices and asking an adult for help, while still practicing growing independence. For example, there is a recipe called "french toast for one" (with notes on how to easily double it and make it french toast for two). Chapter 3: Cooking for You features "sandwiches, soups, and other quick fixes for lunch or dinner on your own". This cookbook in another great installment from ATK and an excellent guide for children and families with children.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Carla

    There is nothing more empowering for a child than learning an important life skill (like cooking) from their parents. This was not a skill that as a child or teenager that I thought was important and I suffered for this when I left my childhood home to live on my own. Eating five minute rice and breakfast sausages for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the first year of University was not pleasant and I am determined for my boys not to be the same. This hardcover book is packed full of not only reci There is nothing more empowering for a child than learning an important life skill (like cooking) from their parents. This was not a skill that as a child or teenager that I thought was important and I suffered for this when I left my childhood home to live on my own. Eating five minute rice and breakfast sausages for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the first year of University was not pleasant and I am determined for my boys not to be the same. This hardcover book is packed full of not only recipes but also an introduction to the kitchen (measuring, prep-work, tools, etc..) and healthy eating and how to read recipe and nutrition labels (calories, macro and micro nutrients). This is very important for young children (and some adults!) as they begin to learn their way around the kitchen and get comfortable with new words, labeling and instructions. Plus they let you know that mistakes are okay, how many of us have started to make something in the kitchen only for it to turn into a disaster? It is so important for young ones starting out that they know that this is normal and happens to everyone. I know that I have created several desserts and dinners that have needed to go straight into the green bin. I loved how the book was divided up into sections, making it easy for you to find recipes and jump back and forth. Each recipe comes with its own coding for beginner, intermediate and advanced and also if it requires the use of a knife, stove top. Each recipe comes with either a photo of the finished product or multiple photos showing the steps along the way (featuring children – not adults!). We found that this helped us decide on what we wanted to try out first, some of the final photos looked too delicious for words! The font, colours and instructions are well geared to children and teens. They should have no problem following along with the instructions. This is an excellent resource for young children as they start out in the kitchen, with a good variety of recipes that will suit the needs of even the pickiest eater in the house.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kristi

    In The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, the professional chefs of America's Test Kitchen invited young bakers to work alongside them in the test kitchen to create recipes that kids can not only make, but will also enjoy. From breakfast to desserts, The Complete Cookbook includes plenty of culinary instruction along with the recipes. For example, the Knives 101 section explains the use of a chef’s knife and a paring knife, including how to hold the knife properly, basic cutting motions, and safe In The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, the professional chefs of America's Test Kitchen invited young bakers to work alongside them in the test kitchen to create recipes that kids can not only make, but will also enjoy. From breakfast to desserts, The Complete Cookbook includes plenty of culinary instruction along with the recipes. For example, the Knives 101 section explains the use of a chef’s knife and a paring knife, including how to hold the knife properly, basic cutting motions, and safety. Recipes that are earmarked in my family’s edition of this book include Rice and Bean Bowls with Corn and Avocado Crema, and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. As with every good cookbook, pictures are included with each recipe, along with step by step instructions. Practical tips help young chefs get things right the first time. A great addition is the “Gathering Cooking Equipment” section in each recipe, as it helps young cooks check for everything they need before they start. The book includes conversion tables, nutritional information for each recipe, and an index, as well as quotes from kid chefs about each recipe. Upper elementary and middle school students will find plenty of recipes and culinary know-how in The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    I've been looking for a good, engaging kids' cookbook for my 8-year-old and 5-year-old, and so many of them are terrible. Either gimmicky (Star Wars cookbook), or the food is unhealthy (jello and hot dogs do not count as "cooking"), or the recipes just aren't that great. I decided to order this one because I have The New Best Recipe, and I subscribe to Cook's Illustrated, and hoped their kids' cookbook would be as good as their other stuff. I was not disappointed. The recipes in here are great. I've been looking for a good, engaging kids' cookbook for my 8-year-old and 5-year-old, and so many of them are terrible. Either gimmicky (Star Wars cookbook), or the food is unhealthy (jello and hot dogs do not count as "cooking"), or the recipes just aren't that great. I decided to order this one because I have The New Best Recipe, and I subscribe to Cook's Illustrated, and hoped their kids' cookbook would be as good as their other stuff. I was not disappointed. The recipes in here are great. There's a nice mix of single-serve, easy-prep things kids can make for themselves when they're peckish, and more involved dishes that work as a family meal. Recipes are rated with one, two or three chef hats for difficulty. Younger kids will need supervision, but older ones will really benefit from all the tips and techniques that are clearly explained and illustrated with photos. You get not only recipes, but practical tips on things like how to cut an onion. Instructions start with assembling all needed equipment, then prepping ingredients; they really take into account everything that needs to be explained to a novice cook.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    Calling itself a "complete cookbook for young chefs" is admittedly a bit pretentious; nevertheless, this is an awesome guidebook for young people (middle-grade) who are interested in cooking. The book begins with introduction to common cook- and bake-ware in the kitchen, most often used cooking techniques, and very basic ingredients. Recipes in this book are not "fatastical" like many other America's Test Kitchen recipes. I was quite disappointed because I expected ATK to put a spin on these sta Calling itself a "complete cookbook for young chefs" is admittedly a bit pretentious; nevertheless, this is an awesome guidebook for young people (middle-grade) who are interested in cooking. The book begins with introduction to common cook- and bake-ware in the kitchen, most often used cooking techniques, and very basic ingredients. Recipes in this book are not "fatastical" like many other America's Test Kitchen recipes. I was quite disappointed because I expected ATK to put a spin on these starter dishes/meals even though they are designed for children. These dishes are boring to say the least. I would still give the book 3 stars and would recommend it to any kids showing interests in spending more time in the kitchen because the book is written in a very fun and engaging way. The page layout, the graphic designs, and texts written are all geared toward attracting young people's attention. If that can lure more kids into the kitchen and make things with their hands, then I support its boring recipes wholeheartedly.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Freya Hooper

    What I love about the book: The selection of recipes is impressive. Usually, kid cookbooks limit us to smoothies, pizzas, and pasta. This one really runs the gammit. I made the Avocado Toast with a perfect fried egg on top. The Breakfast Tacos with Bacon are delish and my daughter and I are eyeing the Caprese Panini. We are also game for the Sesame Noodles with Snow Peas and Carrots along with the Rice and Bean Bowls with Corn and Avocado Crema. There is a dessert section, but we have so many oth What I love about the book: The selection of recipes is impressive. Usually, kid cookbooks limit us to smoothies, pizzas, and pasta. This one really runs the gammit. I made the Avocado Toast with a perfect fried egg on top. The Breakfast Tacos with Bacon are delish and my daughter and I are eyeing the Caprese Panini. We are also game for the Sesame Noodles with Snow Peas and Carrots along with the Rice and Bean Bowls with Corn and Avocado Crema. There is a dessert section, but we have so many other things we want to try, we haven’t made it there yet. A true sign of a good cookbook. Directions are easy to follow and laid out meticulously. There are also photos of every dish along with photos to accompany the skills needed such as Flipping Fish, Prepping Tomatoes, Mincing Garlic and Chopping Herbs to name a few. Difficulty levels are noted and ingredient prep and cooking equipment needed are upfront so kids can prepare everything before they start cooking. Who this book is for: This book is for kids who are already interested in cooking. The age range is 10 and up and I would even say that a college kid would be well served by this cookbook. There is too much complexity for younger children, unless they already feel confident in the kitchen. Final thoughts: One of the best starting cookbooks I have seen. My son and I were really impressed with what we were able to cook. The one downside is that it is marketed to “young chefs” with younger kids pictured, which made my 16 year old think it was too immature for him before we got into the recipes. But after tackling a meal, he felt it was perfect for teens.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    This is an awesome book for kids who are serious about learning to cook the "right" way. There are sections on kitchen safety, ingredients, techniques, and utensils before you even get to the recipes. There is also a section that discusses knife care and good chef's knives for kids. The recipes are straightforward and not too challenging for beginners. Plus, each one has suggestions for variations. I teach a cooking class for kids at my library, and would not hesitate to recommend this book to t This is an awesome book for kids who are serious about learning to cook the "right" way. There are sections on kitchen safety, ingredients, techniques, and utensils before you even get to the recipes. There is also a section that discusses knife care and good chef's knives for kids. The recipes are straightforward and not too challenging for beginners. Plus, each one has suggestions for variations. I teach a cooking class for kids at my library, and would not hesitate to recommend this book to the kids who attend. (I am also planning on using many of the recipes!) Adults who don't consider themselves to be good cooks could also benefit from this book.

  25. 5 out of 5

    AllBookedUp

    It's a great book for tweens and those who are really beginners at cooking. Everything is broken down and all the recipes are superbly explained and illustrated. I love that there are kids who some are aged 10, writing what they really thought of the recipe. I wanted to see what was good for a ten year old and what recipes would be perfect and not too hard for that age range. If all goes well, I might buy the book and gift it to them. Thankfully, they don't read my Goodreads reviews and won't kn It's a great book for tweens and those who are really beginners at cooking. Everything is broken down and all the recipes are superbly explained and illustrated. I love that there are kids who some are aged 10, writing what they really thought of the recipe. I wanted to see what was good for a ten year old and what recipes would be perfect and not too hard for that age range. If all goes well, I might buy the book and gift it to them. Thankfully, they don't read my Goodreads reviews and won't know about this gift. ;)

  26. 5 out of 5

    Michele

    This cookbook for young chefs is packed full of great recipes that are not limited to just smoothies, pizzas, various sandwiches, etc. as most children's cookbooks are. There are recipes in here that most adults would be interested in because they are easy and healthy. With "how to" snippets here and there that cover coating fish to properly holding a chef's knife, this is a great beginner cookbook for anyone taking that step to adulthood. This cookbook for young chefs is packed full of great recipes that are not limited to just smoothies, pizzas, various sandwiches, etc. as most children's cookbooks are. There are recipes in here that most adults would be interested in because they are easy and healthy. With "how to" snippets here and there that cover coating fish to properly holding a chef's knife, this is a great beginner cookbook for anyone taking that step to adulthood.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Destiny Bridwell

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I think this is a good starter cookbook for kids. It is very easy to follow along with for kids. I like that it is broken up into sections that kids would want to know how to make. I found that is go starting point and even I learned a couple of tricks. That is what made it worth the read. 

  28. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    Pictures for every recipe, lots of helpful hints and detailed explanations for everything. They were also great about reminding children to be safe and ask adults for help when things were hot or heavy. Even reminded child to wash hands after handling raw meat. There was even some helpful hints for me as an adult. Great for the beginners.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sandy Hernandez

    Best cookbook for kids. As a 4-H informal educator, I am always researching for good educational resources. This cookbook is a great culinary resource for kids 10-14. The recipes are super kid friendly and in-depth information to spark youth’s curiosity and knowledge. I plan to incorporate some of the recipes in my kids cooking and nutrition programs.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lori

    This is a great book for any young person who wants to move past cutesy to real cooking. Helpful symbols, secrets to success, safety information, kitchen basics, kid pleasing recipes, and color photos throughout make it a fantastic gift for a new home cook.

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