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Cooking With Your Kids

by Diane Lofshult on May 01, 2007

Recent studies suggest that kids who learn how to cook become more self-sufficient and more health- conscious adults. Cookbooks aimed at getting parents cooking with their kids are becoming a growing niche in the world of publishing. Here’s a look at several new cookbooks that teach kids the basics of making healthy food in their own kitchens:

  • Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook by Georgeanne Brennan (Random House 2006): Inspired by the work of Dr. Seuss, this book is great for younger kids, since many of the recipes require no chopping, cooking or appliances.
  • Baking With Kids by Linda Collister (Ryland, Peters & Small 2006): The 65 recipes in this collection cover traditional baking skills, along with more ambitious dishes like oven-baked crab cakes and vegetable chili.
  • Kids Cook 1-2-3 by Rozanne Gold (Bloomsbury 2006): This award-winning chef has created a simple but elegant cookbook comprising recipes that feature only 3 ingredients.
    Source: Associated Press.

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Diane Lofshult

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Diane Lofshult is an award-winning freelance author who specializes in nutrition and weight management topics. She is the founder of In Other Words, an editorial consulting firm based in Solana Beach, California. Reach her at lofshult@roadrunner.com.