Cookbooks For Kids

by candy47

Do you have an aspiring Iron Chef in your household? It's never too soon to start on that career.

Cooking has evolved from a necessity to an art form. Cooking isn't just about taste, it's about nutritional value, appearance, presentation and originality. Many of the exotic dishes prepared today by world famous chefs, started in Grandma's kitchen with a dog-eared, slightly stained and sticky cookbook. If you have an aspiring chef or two in your midst, a cookbook designed especially for children will get them off to a good start to a career in culinary arts.
Let the learning begin.

Above photo from Amazon product available below

Cookbooks for Boys and Girls

Two of the most popular cookbooks for kids are The Disney Princess Cookbook and the Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cookbook.  Both are Best Sellers.  Each book has complete recipes that are fun and easy to prepare with pictures of the finished dish.

In addition to easy to follow recipes, there are sections covering kitchen safety, menu planning, nutrition information, basic cooking techniques and understanding food labels,fruit and vegetable preparation, and so much more.

Ariel herself offers tips in the Disney Princess Cookbook and her Sea Turtle Cupcake recipe. Each recipe is inspired by the Princesses from around the world.  Rapunzel shares her Frying Pan Egg Recipe.  Don't miss it!

Harry Potter Party Guide

Available in several formats

This book is a must have to help plan your next Harry Potter party.  Here are some of the ideas you'll find in the Harry Potter Party Guide.

  • Recipes for Magic Treats
  • Bubbling Potions
  • Ideas for indoor and outdoor games
  • Grab bag suggestions
  • Party timeline checklist

Books for Kids

Here is a small collection of cookbooks aimed at children from age 6 to 12.  Step by step recipes are easy to understand and prepare with pictures along the way.  This is a learning opportunity not only for cooking but also nutrition and proper food handling.

My opinion: no matter what new technology is available, books will always be relevant!

Kids' Fun and Healthy Cookbook

Put the fun back into healthy eating with this bright and colorful cookbook. This lively collection encourages kids to consider what they eat and how it affects their bodies, wi...

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The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 M...

Bangers and mash with Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the Hogwarts dining hall.A proper cuppa tea and rock cakes in Hagrid's hut.Cauldron cakes and pumpkin juice on the Hogwarts Exp...

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The Cookbook for Kids (Williams-Sonoma): Great Recipes for Kids Who Love to Cook

Easy and compelling recipes for kids and parents to enjoy as they spend time together.Packed with more than 60 yummy recipes for easy-to-make treats, from crepes and cookies to ...

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Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!)

This fresh, fun cookbook for kids ages 6 to 12 explains basic cooking techniques in kid-friendly language and offers recipes for making dozens of favorite foods from scratch, in...

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Kids Cook-Off

With Rachael Ray

With a lot of practice and encouragement your chef-in-training could be on TV with Rachael Ray.  There might be a contract for a show and a line of personalized cookware!  The sky's the limit.  Watch this one minute video to see aspiring chefs in action.

Updated: 08/29/2016, candy47
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AngelaJohnson on 09/13/2015

Kids usually have a great time making their own pizzas and cookies. From there, they can learn more cooking techniques.

blackspanielgallery on 09/11/2015

This is a great start to independence.

Mira on 09/11/2015

I love the kid chef idea! How wonderful to have kids develop an appreciation for good, healthy food!:)

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