The ChopChop Family Cookbook

Real Food to Cook and Eat Together; 150+ Super-Delicious, Nutritious Recipes

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Pub Date 04 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 04 Apr 2023
Storey Publishing, Storey Publishing, LLC

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This colorful, easy-to-follow, beginner cookbook from ChopChop Family magazine, a James Beard award-winning publication with a mission to get families to cook real food together, features more than 150 recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Specially designed to appeal to both adults and kids in budget- and time-strapped families, the recipes include favorites like Overnight Oatmeal, Double Vegetable Fried Rice,  Free Form Lasagna, and One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream, along with simple cooking and meal-prep instructions. The book is packed with inspiring introductions to popular whole foods, such as All About Carrots (or Broccoli or Kale!), kitchen skills, such as How to Chop an Onion or Cook Rice (and why brown rice is better than white rice), Mix & Match charts (sandwiches, smoothies, and beyond), and nutrition sidebar (What are Omega-3’s anyway?). Every page of this rich resource is designed to help families develop the know-how and confidence to cook with whole foods and the many benefits of making and eating homemade meals together.

This colorful, easy-to-follow, beginner cookbook from ChopChop Family magazine, a James Beard award-winning publication with a mission to get families to cook real food together, features more than...

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I devoured this cookbook in just a few days! I was really impressed with the author's organization of the various recipes included in this cookbook, ranging from breakfast to lunch and dessert recipes. There are literally a ton of recipes included by the author (more than 200 of them!), and almost all of the recipes featured in this cookbook are super healthy, which also impressed me. It can be relatively difficult to find healthy yet delicious recipes that are both easy and convenient to make. These recipes require few ingredients and I have already tried out some of the smoothie ones and I have loved everything I have made so far. I also think this cookbook is beginner friendly and will appeal to many people looking for quick and easy recipes they can make with their kids and other family members. I am excited to make even more recipes from this cookbook in the future!

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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This family cookbook has beautiful, vibrant pictures to go along with recipes that sound absolutely delicious! The instructions are easy to follow, and the ingredients are things you could find at any grocery store. I love the format of the book. It has sections for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts, and each section has pages that spotlight a type of food or a superfood. There are paragraphs discussing food science that would be very interesting to elementary school kids. And I love how many variations there are, like the page about oatmeal toppings or the section on grain bowls. This is a cookbook I will gladly purchase and use to begin teaching my 7 year old about cooking!

Thank you to NetGalley and Storey Publishing for the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Very nice family cookbook. The recipes look easy to make with kids and the photos look pretty good. There are recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and desserts. It’s a colorful book, easy to read and to follow. There are also tips at the end teaching hot to chop vegetables and more. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review

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The Chop Chop Family Cookbook is a great addition for busy families looking to change up their routine. There are a wide range of recipes (simple to complex) which means that there really is something for everyone in this book. These recipes focus on whole food options and offer healthy substitutions and alternatives to traditional offerings. Highly recommended (and I even got my 4 year old to eat spinach using the Monster Smoothie)!

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We loved this family cookbook in our household! I read it from cover to cover and picked out a couple of items to make including the Monster Smoothie, Morning Rice Pudding, Shakshuka, and Rice Cake Granola Bars. I’ve also earmarked a couple of recipes to try soon like the Oven “Fried” Chicken (yuuumm!). The recipes we’ve tried so far are fun and tasty with straightforward recipes to follow.

My favourite part of the family cookbook is all the explanations, definitions and tips and tricks that are written specifically for young readers learning to cook. Having straightforward definitions with pictures to describe the difference between things like chopped and diced is so important and a cooking fundamental. And as a mom trying to teach my kiddo about healthy food options, it was nice to see some food nutritious tips such as explaining the benefits of bananas versus oranges and why we should eat both for nutritious balance :).

I look forward to snagging a copy when it releases in March 2023, and I can’t wait to try out a few more of the recipes before then with my sneak peak copy!

Thanks NetGalley, Sally Sampson and the publishers for an advanced copy to review and provide my feedback on.

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What a fantastic book to use with / alongside children to teach them how to cook a range of simple, yet tasty, meals in the kitchen. It has very clear and simple instructions to help guide you through through each dish, with child-friendly tips along the way. This treasure of a book will help build a child’s confidence in the kitchen, giving them a love for cooking early on. The book itself is bright and vibrant, with mouth-wateringly good accompanying recipe photos.. I also love the wide variety of family favourite dishes in here - there’s definitely something for everyone, but with a healthy twist and an emphasis on nutrition. It covers everything, from starters snacks, to mains and desserts. Fabulous cook book!

Thank you to Storey Publishing and Netgalley for an eARC of this book to read and review.

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Oh my lanta. I love this book. I have food allergies. My family is picky. And there is something for everyone here. I love getting my kids involved in cooking. I find it helps them want to try different foods. This book talks about the ingredients and how to slice and dice. It even talks about why salad wilts and avocado turns brown. It's family and science and cooking and I love it. That pumpkin pie smoothie is the joy of my day. My son wants to tell everyone about the food in his lunch and how he made it. I am so happy to have found this book. I want to try all the recipes. Thank you so much. If you have kids, or picky partners, this book is for you.

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Terrific cookbook that teaches kitchen skills with tasty recipes. There are lots of helpful pictures. Great instructions that will empower kids and adults alike to make tasty meals for themselves or with their family.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC of "The ChopChop Family Cookbook" by Sally Sampson. This was such a fun, exciting cookbook to read through! I love the formatting, the font, the colorful pictures - it made every recipe jump off the page and I grew super hungry as a result. I like that the recipes are a mix of no-frills basics with some fancier recipes to try as well. A lot of the recipes a kid-friendly too, which sometimes you don't find in a regular cookbook. This truly was a "family" recipe collection.

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Thank you to NetGalley and Storey Publishing for the digital ARC!

This was a great cookbook to look through and it had so many recipes to choose from. There were lots of pictures of what the different foods looked like, which is always nice. They also would put in pages with special facts about different foods, such as bananas and onions, or pages with different customization options for a recipe.

The recipes themselves were easy to follow and I think older kids could follow them with the help of an adult. Most of the recipes had a healthier focus to encourage kids to eat healthier foods.

Many of the recipes also had tips for substitutions or ingredients to mix in or add on top of the recipe. Some of these tips even offered encouragement to learn to live since if the ingredients in the recipes, like mushrooms or anchovies. Towards the back, there was even a section with kitchen how-to skills that went over things like cooking and draining pasta or cracking eggs.

Overall, this is a great family cookbook that parents can use with their children to teach them how to prepare and cook food.

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This cookbook was great! I'm thinking of buying for myself and really hope something like it comes in Swedish, as well, so I can share it with my kids. The book has some great parts, teaching kids the important things in cooking, as well as safety while cooking.
It's packed with information, but in a way that's easy to process. Among the delicious looking recipes, which also are easy to read, there are easy nutrition facts, comparisons and tips and tricks. The recipes vary from simple to more complex.

Definitely a favorite.

/ Denise

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Great recipes! I've cooked some of them and they were all very tasty! Go and buy this book if you love to cook!

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Whilst I don’t have kids, this cookbook was still fantastic, looking forward to trying some of the recipes. This would also be quite a good book for a person going to uni, because it shows you the basics.

Thank you NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.

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