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Monday 28 February 2011

Review: Mini Chef - Cooking With Kids

"The ability to cook (is) one of the most important things we can pass on to our children."

These words from food writer Sheridan Rogers lead us in to a book that hits all the right flavours.
An important life skill and part of day-to-day life for generations, teaching our children to cook has become a very fashionable thing to do. Following a relapse in home cooking - and an increase in health problems - we are seeing an important comeback to including our kids in kitchen activities.

Books such as this are vital in taking society back to beautiful home cooking.

Complete with instructions on how to prepare and measure, information on different types of fruits and vegetables, and tips on various baking skills, the book is broken down into courses. Breakfast, snacks, sandwiches, starters, salads and sides, main courses and desserts are all covered comprehensively.

Add to that sections on edible gifts and drinks, and this is a really useful and user-friendly guide to meal preparation.

Each chapter provides several options that will suit a variety of tastes - eggs, salads, pasta dishes, cookies, and even roast chicken all feature with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and additional tips.

The book also includes full colour, glossy photographs and little excerpts from classic books and nursery rhymes, giving it lots of character and encouraging fun in the kitchen.

Kids will love cooking with this book in hand.

Title: Mini Chef: Cooking With Kids
Author: Sheridan Rogers
Publisher: New Holland, $24.95
Publication Date: October 2010
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781742570273
For ages: Parents
Type: Cookbook