Cooking Class, 10th Anniversary Edition

73 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!)

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Pub Date Oct 15 2024 | Archive Date Oct 01 2024
Storey Publishing | Storey Publishing, LLC

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The 10th anniversary updated edition of the classic introductory guide for kids, Cooking Class, features 72 recipes for yummy, nourishing meals kids can make themselves by following the easy, step-by-step photographic instructions.

With kid-tested recipes for every meal of the day and step-by-step photographic instructions specially written for kids, the best-selling Cooking Class is the go-to favorite for kids eager to learn how to cook. The 10th anniversary edition expands on the original to include a total of 72 recipes, including 15 new ones, new photography of a more diverse range of kids, and a sturdy paper-over-board format. With 72 recipes for everything from breakfast sundaes and French toast on a stick to homemade peanut butter, banh mi sandwiches, smoothies, biscuits, spring rolls, nutty noodles, chicken curry, and pizza soup, kids learn that cooking from scratch using fresh ingredients can be fun and delicious. In addition to mastering their favorite foods, budding young cooks learn kitchen skills, from cutting and whisking to frying, grilling, sautéing and simmering. No meal would be complete without dessert, and Cooking Class has it covered, with snickerdoodles, lemon squares, chocolate cupcakes, and more. Bonus pull-out pages help kids put the finishing touches on their meals with place cards, meal-time conversation-starter games, recipes cards, and stickers for labeling their homemade food to share with others. 
The 10th anniversary updated edition of the classic introductory guide for kids, Cooking Class, features 72 recipes for yummy, nourishing meals kids can make themselves by following the easy...

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This is a really cute kids cookbook with fun photos and bright colors. I liked that in each section, the recipes were ordered from easiest to most complex!

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This kids cookbook is great! It breaks everything down for them to understand, do on their own, when to seek adult help and even to encourage them to pickup after! This book is full of pictures and fun recipes for kids to follow sorting them out by experience levels by spoons. The author really acknowledged kids wanting independence to explore and be little chiefs and hosts. Parents will enjoy this one too. Only thing that should be strongly noted is age range this is targeting as recipes call for knife use. Highly recommend this fun engaging cookbook!

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This is a great book to introduce children to cooking. I enjoyed the introduction to safety and supplies, etc. the recipes are easy to follow and I liked the inclusion of lots of photos. The bright colors are engaging. My son is really excited to start cooking!

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How wonderful that Storey Publishing has released a tenth anniversary edition of Cooking Class! I was not familiar with the book at all, but how I love it!

Deanna F. Cook has penned the quintessential cookbook for kids. She’s divided recipes into categories based on how much stovetop and knifework is involved (including a so-called “one-spoon” category that forgoes both), and she emphasizes safety and hygiene at every turn. How wish I’d had a book like this for my children!

In the interest of full disclosure, I received this book from NetGalley and Storey Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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This is a perfect cookbook for all beginning cooks, or for people like me who are insecure cooks. It starts with a list of what you'll need, followed by a lof of tips and useful recipes for simple dishes. I used to work in a life skills class, and this would have been a great asset to have then. Thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this

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This is a bright, accessible cookbook for kids of all ages. Younger kids will enjoy the fun recipes with an adult. Things like making food into animal shapes would appeal to my 4yo. Older kids can learn a lot from the intro and extra instructions, and the recipes are simple enough for them to make on their own.

Kids cookbooks do great at my rural library, and I'm sure this will be a hit too.

Thank you NetGalley and Storey Publishing for the ARC! I will purchase for my library.

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I really love this book on cooking with kids. There are creative and colorful ideas to keep things interesting in a child's diet. The focus on whole and nutritious foods is much appreciated in this culture of over-processed convenience foods.

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I really like this cookbook. It is easy to read and follow. If I were a kid, I'd love to get on the fun after reading this. But even as an adult, I got some recipes that are easy and fit into a busy life.
I love all the photos (especially in the instructions). This is a great first-start cookbook.

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This book really is fantastic, I really wish there was a cookbook like this when I was younger. It would make a fantastic addition to any budding chefs collection or for a child who is just starting to show an interest in the kitchen.
The recipes are clear & easy to follow, I love that the pages are brightly coloured and appealing for children and that hygiene is reminded. The lessons at the beginning of the book is what makes this cookbook stand out to me, everything that you need to know relating to the kitchen is explained in great detail.
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This is a great cookbook for kids! I like how the chapters are organized by meal. It is very helpful the way they explain the basic "rules" of cooking, vocabulary, safety tips, and techniques. The photos are really enjoyable to look at. The step-by-step pictures and instructions are clear and easy to follow.

There is a nice balance of healthy food and treats, with a lot of emphasis on colorful, healthy foods that look and taste good. I like how some international dishes are included, and the children in the photos are of all different races and ethnicities. The food pictured looks fun and appealing, and there are some good ideas on entertaining.

I highly recommend this as a first cookbook for kids aged approximately 8-12. This is one of the best children's cookbooks I've ever seen!

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What a wonderful beginner kitchen book. I know a few adults who could use this easy to follow cooking lesson book. How to pick foods, how to setup a kitchen, how to prepare basic meals - it's a great intro to everyday style cooking.

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This is a great cookbook for budding cooks! Compared with other cookbooks geared toward kids, I appreciated many things about this one. First, recipes were not simply "kid favorites" - there were a variety of different cuisines represented. The photos are great, and instructions are clear. I especially loved the tips - while I am a quite experienced cook, I learned great tips for things like omelettes. Plus, I love the focus on locally sourced and nutritious foods. Finally, the many variations suggested in many recipes helps kids learn to be flexible and experiment with their cooking - either based on their personal taste or based on what they have available!

I accessed an electronic copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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This cookbook is incredible! It has incredible pictures that are really engaging and display great ideas. This is super differentiated from making biscuits to cute ways to display food to making something simple like applesauce. This is a must have for kids who love cooking and would make an incredible gift to a kid who likes cooking along with some basic kitchen tools and an apron. I think every public library should have a copy and it would be great for elementary through middle through high school libraries. I highly recommend!

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This was really cute. I would definitely buy this for my nieces and nephews who enjoy making little treats in the kitchen. The instructions were really simple and the pictures were so cute.

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I can’t wait for this to come out!

As a new homeschool mom, a book like this is amazing!

A+ Graphics
A+ Instructions
A+ Details
A+ Kid Friendly EVERYTHING (graphics, colors, meals!)

Super impressed and would love a copy! 🤩

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I love this book, and think it is a great first cook book for any kid who wants to learn to cook or is showing interest in the kitchen. From an introduction to kitchen terms and tools to simple recipes easy enough for kids to attempt to fun stickers and cards in the back, this book has everything you could ever want in a kids introductory cook book.

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I must admit I've been a fan of the original edition of this book, touting 57 recipes. This new and updated 10th Anniversary edition of cooking class now has 72 recipes.

Deanna F. Cook has done it again! This book is accessible and engaging, and perfect for your mini-chef to cook with you. The age range is 6 to 12 years old, and I'd agree with that. Snack Attack remains my favourite section and is the most fun. Fruit Kebabs for the win!

Thank you, Storey Publishing, for providing me with an advanced reader's copy.

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Review to come September 2024 on blog/other places.

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Give Mehsi a fun cooking book and she is all in for it! Though it does depend on the cooking/baking book. If it is just all text and not much fun I may not be that interested, but if it is something like this? Playful? Fun? With photographs? Tips? And more? Yes.

The book is split up in 7 chapters, the first being all about how to cook/how to prep and all the other basics. Not one I need as I have been cooking/baking for a while now, haha. Still I am always happy that books add it and that this one went full on for it. Some books just delve in a bit, but this one goes through all the basics. Plus, throughout the book you will also get some tips on how to do x or y, so if you miss something in this chapter, no worries it will probably come back in other chapters.

And from then on it is Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, a special chapter on veggies, Dinner, and of course most important of all, dessert! YUM! Definitely the last chapter was the one I was looking forward to the most, haha. I just love a good sweet treat. But I have to say that the rest of the recipes were also fun and I just need to try several of them. Like I want to give those Breakfast Sundaes a try, they look like a treat! Plus, I want to try those French Toasts on a stick! Oh, and Lettuce Roll-ups, and Quiche Cupcakes, and and, well I guess you get the idea. This girl was all in for this book. So much delicious yums to try out. And I definitely love that each chapter is a different part of the day and that you can just scroll to the one you want to go for.

The recipes are split in three difficulty ratings, 1 spoon, 2 spoons, and 3 spoons. I have to say I had expected a bit more of that. I know that this is a book for kids, but most of the recipes are super simple. A lot of fun, but very simple. I have seen some kids books like this that go pretty difficult and I kinda missed that in this one.

The instructions to each recipe is very clear by way of text + photographs. There are also extra bits with tips for creative cooks (to change things up a bit and try new combos), plus also fun events you can try to do with recipes~ I really liked those extra bits!

And just like every cooking/baking book in existence, I will be avoiding the recipes with nuts/peanuts if it is the key-element, otherwise I will see if I can play around a bit with the recipe.

I like the extras at the end, the labels for the various things you can make + the recipe cards + games + more. I was already considering buying this book because of the fun recipes, but this really is an extra I cannot resist!

All in all, a really fun book with not too hard very yummy recipes~ I would recommend it!

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Beautiful photos of recipes! Made you want to try a recipe. Easy and clear directions! My students love to checkout cookbooks and this is one that will be bought for our library!

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I LOVE these recipes. This was a great cookbook for even the littlest of kids. I love the difficulty level being broken down into “spoons”. I can’t wait to try some of these out with my own kids! All of the instructions were very clear and easy to understand. The recipes looked delicious and simple enough that I’m not going to go crazy trying to orchestrate them with my kids.

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A great guide on getting children started in the kitchen and learning how to cook for themselves and others. I cant wait to try out some of the recipes with my daughter. The steps are clearly set out and the pictures are beautiful

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This is a fantastic children's cookbook. There are a lot of detailed pictures to help kids learn to cook. And the recipes all look wonderful!

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This cookbook is a fabulous tool for teaching kids to cook and be comfortable in the kitchen. There are tons of photos that makes it easier for kids to follow the recipe and good kitchen vocabulary. There are recipe ratings for difficulty (1, 2 and 3 spoons) so kids can distinguish better if they can do a recipe on their own, or if they will need more adult assistance.
I tried a handful of the recipes with my kids. They were easy and yummy. Such a fun book.
Bonus: in the back of the book there are cute games, recipe cards, etc for kids to cut out.

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Thank you NetGalley and Storey Publishing for this eCopy to review

Cooking Class is an easy to follow recipe book for children. I love the cooking rules and lessons at the start, its a great introduction to keep everyone safe and have fun in the kitchen. The recipes are very colourful and eye-catching and easy to follow. The difficulty rating was great as they could decide for themselves which recipes they could try themselves and which they might need help with.

Great first cookbook full of delicious recipes with easy to get ingredients

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This cookbook is perfect for young children to learn the ropes in the kitchen and feel confident at the same time. The detail and pictures included in each recipe make it easy to follow and reference. I love that there are measuring spoons with each recipe so you know know the difficulty level before-hand. The book also includes hand washing, table setting, and basic kitchen hygiene information. All in all, this will be a perfect tool to include in our homeschool curriculum.

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This is a great cookbook for kids of just about any age. I love that the step-by-step instructions also include photos so that readers know what it should look like as they move along through the recipes. The intro sections about basic safety rules and kitchen vocabulary are perfect for young chefs and bakers who may not be familiar with a lot of the terms used in recipes. And of course the recipes are all fantastic! There is such a great variety of foods to choose from that even pickier eaters can find multiple things to try. I received this as an e-book but I'll definitely be on the look out for a print version to keep in the kitchen!

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F a n t a s t i c.
This is a wonderful book with easy-to-follow and handy cooking and food preparation tips, instructions and a wide range of fun recipes of children’s favourites and healthy options.
The tools and ingredients in the recipes are accessible, and the look of the book is highly engaging.
My child and I love this book and I will look into the writer’s and publisher’s similar books.

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This has got to be one of the best kid's cookbooks I have ever read. I love looking through them from time to time, and this one is premium.
I love the breakdowns on how easy to hard, or slight age groups, and how you can help your child, from whatever age learn to cook.
The food is definitely recipes that children would eat and would love to eat. I love that some of the recipes are a little more grown up and challenging, like fried rice and the soup section. There is a great range of stove top and baking recipes to help kids learn safety in the kitchen, as well as techniques in the kitchen. Most of these are recipes that I would make for any meal. The breakdown of different chapters was more than I thought it would be, but great for kids who have a hard time deciding what they would want to eat.
Also, in all of the pictures, there are only kids. No adults, not even their hands, which would be so awesome from a kid's point of view to see only other kids in their book. I love that perspective.
I am sad I only have this as an ebook, and will probably have to buy it for the stickers and tags at the end. There are so many additions to add to the food that is made and I love the interactive part of that.
Overall, it is fantastic and I highly recommend it!

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Cooking Class is a fantastic resource for anyone looking to inspire a love of cooking in children and teens. Its thoughtful organization, engaging content, and educational value make it a must-have in the library of any young aspiring chef. Whether as a tool for culinary literacy programs like ours or for fun family cooking sessions at home, this book promises to be a valuable addition that encourages the next generation to embrace cooking with open arms and curious minds.

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My kids and I have been cooking - and baking - and snacking our way through this book. Doing this with a 10 and 5 year old is not always easy, however this cookbook includes easy to follow instructions, bright photos, and kid friendly / adult approved recipes. We have several new favorites and a few yet to try, however highly recommend. My 5 year old LOVEs the blueberry muffins and my 10 year old requests to make Chicken Curry and popcorn chicken frequently!
The "Cooking Class" section is also amazing. It really helped break down all the steps that can be easy to forget when cookie with kids!

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We really loved this book. Breakfast sundaes have become the new weekend breakfast of choice for me 3 and 5 year old and the best part is they make them completely by themselves. Really easy to follow and simple recipes that are doable even by my 5 year old and some of them the 3 year old can do. Great that although they’re suitable for kids to make they are suitable for the whole family to eat! And there no need to buy any extra equipment, its all stuff that we have in the house so all we need to do is the food shop.

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I enjoyed reading the book and even tried a few of the recipes. I recommend it to all those who love cooking and trying out new recipes!

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As far as cookbooks go, this one takes the cake for photography and layout! I love that each page has kids of all ages and gender cooking, many nationalities represented and a great food selection! My kids looked through this one with me and it was very inspiring for them to see young kids experimenting in the kitchen like they do. Love this book, can’t wait for it to come out!

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This book is really well done! I’m even considering purchasing the hardback to use with my kids in the kitchen. The material is well organized and kid friendly. Highly recommend!!

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Thank you to NetGalley and Storey Publishing for the opportunity to read an advanced reader's copy of this cookbook for an honest review.

“Cooking Class” by Deanna F. Cook is the 10th anniversary updated edition featuring 72 recipes that kids can make by themselves (or with some adult supervision if not old enough to use sharp knives and the stove top) with easy, step-by-step photo instructions.

I loved this cookbook so much that I will definitely be purchasing it for my 10-year-old daughter! She’s been showing more interest with helping in the kitchen, but she’s intimidated by anything other than measuring and mixing. When she saw some of the photos in this cookbook of other kids her age making recipes on stove tops, she suddenly felt inspired and asked if she could try it herself! The step-by-step photo instructions made it super easy, and I loved that many of the recipes offered alternate ingredients for kids with food sensitives and allergies.

I would absolutely recommend this book to children and even younger teens who are interested in cooking but need some guided help. It’s also a great family resource to create healthy meals and snacks. The whole family could get involved to plan out meals for the week together and allow the kids to do most of the cooking.

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This is an excellent recipe book for children and adults to use. The recipes are very easy to follow and include pictures of each step. They are delicious as well! My nephew and I really enjoyed making several recipes in this book. He enjoyed enjoyed the Sleepover Party pancakes and I loved the Buttery Biscuits!

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I want to start by saying that this book is amazing for kids as well as adults. The recipes are simple and delicious. The beginning of the book talks about all the necessary steps to take before you start cooking. I loved the layout and am excited to make this recipes with my 6 year old son. This book would be great for homeschooled kids to learn cooking lessons independently, while getting to cook with an adult. This is a must get.

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