How To Cook Everything Kids

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Pub Date Oct 15 2024 | Archive Date Dec 10 2024

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Mark Bittman’s first cookbook for kids is here! His newest in the beloved How to Cook Everything series focuses on empowering children with all the kitchen skills they need to choose, prepare, and cook the foods they like with the people they love.

Mark Bittman inspires kids to be more adventurous eaters by teaching them first how to identify and cook their favorite foods, then build from there. With flexible recipes designed for all the ways kids approach meals and snacks, How to Cook Everything Kids promises to turn the kitchen into a place of joy and discovery. The detailed recipe directions and fun features for key ingredients, techniques, and basics are all written specifically with little hands in mind, while Bittman covers navigating your kitchen, what different tools do, and preparing and measuring ingredients. These tools help kids ages 8 to 12 (give or take) develop confidence and independence in the kitchen so they learn when to lean on adults, and how to make their own simple swaps and variations. The result is a cookbook that can be customized for every individual child.

How to Cook Everything Kids includes:

  • Chapters covering every meal and food group: Breakfast Any Time; Flavor Bursts (sauces); Hold On! (sandwiches and other finger foods); Sips and Spoonfuls (soups); Edible Colors (a vegetable primer with flexible recipes for all the basic techniques); Pasta and Noodles; Grains and Beans; The Big Stuff (satisfying mains); Now Bake Something; and Sweets.
  • Make Friends with Your Kitchen, an expanded opening chapter designed to familiarize kids with their equipment and ingredients, and all the cooking words they need to know.
  • Visual guides from photography and cartoons to snapshots of everyday kids cooking Bittman’s recipes in their kitchens encourage the next generation of home cooks to explore and create.
  • Recipes for every skill level: Bittman covers everything from kid go-to’s like Scrambled Eggs, Quesadillas, and Popcorn in a Pot, into more complex dishes like Roasted Veggies, Chicken Mark Nuggets, and Banana Bread. Features on skills like frosting a cake, building a grain bowl, and making an epic sandwich teach kids how to try even more as their knowledge and skills grow.

How to Cook Everything Kids is a perfect introduction for kids looking to get into the kitchen and start cooking.

Mark Bittman’s first cookbook for kids is here! His newest in the beloved How to Cook Everything series focuses on empowering children with all the kitchen skills they need to choose, prepare, and...

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This is a very easy and informative Cookbook for kids. I love that it explains the different ways of cook, as well as how to cut different fruits and vegetables. My 7 year old is excited about making these recipes! Thanks to Netgally and the publisher for this ARC.

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Kids Everything Cook Everything focuses on simple recipes and skills to help kids cook and prepare foods.

The Sections are
*Make Friends with your Kitchen (understanding utensils and ingredients in the kitchen)
*Breakfast Any Time
*Flavor Bursts (sauces, dips, drizzles, and sprinkles)
*Hold On! (Sandwiches, tacos, burritos, and snacks)
*Sips and Spoonfuls (soups)
*Edible Colors (plethora of veggies)
*Pasta and Noodles
*Grains and Beans
*The Big Stuff (cooking with meats)
*Now Bake Something (breads, muffins, biscuits, pizza)

Each recipe has opening notes, serving sizes, time, recipe levels, ingredients, and directions with a picture to accompany. Some recipes have “Did you know” and other information, what to eat with the recipe and variations. Easy to follow directions and very personable. The differing varying of levels is very helpful for younger kids to immerse themselves into cooking.

The drawings are so cute. Very informative about all the different ingredients used int these recipes and easy to read language. There are multiple pages on how to cut different fruits and vegetables with little pictures to show each step. The recipes also provide creativity as there are simple recipes with ways to spice it up with the encouragement of finding even more variations. The fun approach perfect for kids pushes them to get outside of their comfort zone and try new foods.

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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I cannot wait to buy this for my daughter. She is starting to get interested in helping me in the kitchen. I just love Mark Bittman's books for adults and this one did not disappoint.

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My daughter really enjoyed looking through this one with me. We really liked all the tips for how to chop things and how long to cook them and how to use certain tools.
This is a great family guide for cooking with kids.

Thanks NetGalley for this ARC.

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I received a free copy of, How To Cook Everything Kids, by Mark Bittman, from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a great cookbook for kids, it breaks cooking down to easy follow instructions. From breakfast, to spices, sauces, to soups and sandwiches. This cook book has easy to follow directions, pictures, and information.

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Great kid friendly recipes that are the quality you’d expect from Mark Bittman. These are solid recipes that would be great for adult learning how to cook, too.

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I received an ARC of this cookbook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a great cookbook for kids. The recipes are easy enough for kids to use but still interesting enough for the whole family to enjoy.

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The How to Cook Everything Kids cookbook is a fantastic find for families. My 8 year old is just getting into cooking, so this was a great find. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of recipes that sounded approachable and kid friendly. From traditional favorites to creative twists on classics, there's something to satisfy every young palate. I appreciated the inclusion of recipe variations, allowing kids to customize their creations to match their preferences. From tips to make better oven French fries to a unique spin on green eggs and ham, there's something for everyone. I can't wait to try the scatter cakes and experiment with the many grilled cheese variations! Plus, the tips and simple instructions make it perfect for young chefs. Whether your child loves baking or just wants to whip up some kid-friendly meals, this cookbook is sure to delight. It's the ideal gift for any aspiring mini chef!

Thank you William Morrow for providing this book for review consideration via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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This is a great place to start if your child is ready and eager to learn how to cook and bake. The illustrations are cute, the recipes are easy to understand and implement, and Mark Bittman explains the whys and hows in an engaging manner.

You’ll find everything from egg dishes, pasta and snacks to pudding, cookies and cakes. It’s easy to pick one recipe at a time and make your way through the book at your child’s desired pace. Bittman includes his grandchildren in the photos, and it’s heartwarming to see how much fun they all had in the making of this book. I’m sure it will be a cherished memory for all involved.

What are you waiting for? Get your kid in the kitchen! 😄

Thank you to NetGalley and William Morrow/Harvest for an eARC in exchange for honest feedback.

4.5 stars.

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The basics are good for everyone not just kids. I learned some new techniques reading this book. There are some excellent recipes for young and old. I look forward to trying some of these recipes with my grown kids. I would recommend this book for anyone that wants to start their kids off right in the kitchen.

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Thanks Netgalley for the ARC! This book contains wonderful kid-friendly recipes. The recipes are easy to follow and would be perfect for adults learning to cook as well as children. I found the "Did you know" sections of each recipe interesting. I'll definitely be adding this book to my collection so that my little one and I can continue to make these recipes.

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