For Your Favorite Young Chef
As winter wears on, it can become increasingly difficult to find indoor activities that'll keep your kids' minds (and hands) busy and content.
That's why we've put together a curated selection of some of our favorite cookbooks designed especially for young chefs and bakers. From easy recipes and thoroughly explained techniques to tons of pictures and flavors that even the pickiest of readers will love, these books are perfect for every budding foodie at every skill level!
"By working your way up the levels from basic bread to sophisticated "signature bakes", you'll become a more confident baker and will soon be creating inspired baked goods like those seen on TV cooking competition program, in vlogger's videos, and in baking blogs online. With more than 150 delicious sweet and savoury recipes to try out, you will quickly be able to perfect classic cakes, create pastries from scratch, make biscuits, cheesecakes, macarons, and much more."
"Want to make your own soft pretzels? Or wow your friends with homemade empanadas? What about creating a showstopping pie? Maybe some chewy brownies after school? From breakfast to breads, from cookies to cakes (yes, even cupcakes ), learn to bake it all here. You can do this, and it's fun"
"More than 75 fresh, flavorful, seasonal recipes from award-winning chef and the 2016 Chopped Teen Grand Champion, Eliana de Las Casas."
"Want to bake the most-awesome-ever cupcakes? Or surprise your family with breakfast tacos on Sunday morning? Looking for a quick snack after school? Or maybe something special for a sleepover? It's all here. Learn to cook like a pro--it's easier than you think"
"In her first book, Mardi shows that French food doesn't have to be complicated. The result is an elegant, approachable cookbook featuring recipes tailored for young chefs and their families. From savory dishes like Omelettes, Croque-Monsieurs or Steak Frites to sweet treats like Profiteroles, Madeleines or Crème Brûlée, readers will find many French classics here."
"Young bakers will learn how to cream butter for Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies; shallow fry dough for Glazed Jelly Doughnuts with Powdered Sugar; whip a silky chocolate ganache for German Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Filling; and knead dough for cheesy Garlic Knots. Packed with baking guidance and know-how, insider info from MasterChef Junior alumni, and photographs from your favorite show moments, home bakers of all skill levels will be excited to bake like a MasterChef."
"With more than 75 recipes to choose from--from comfort foods such as Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese, to healthy options such as Green Power Smoothies, to family favorites such as Margherita Flatbread Pizza and Deep Dark Chocolate Pudding--you will have the chance to try dozens of new foods and master a wide range of cooking skills. As a bonus, virtually all of the recipes include vegetarian options and many have gluten-free or dairy-free options as well--so no matter your tastes, you will be delighted at the range of recipes that you can enjoy!"
"Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: EDIBLE EDITION gives you 52 delicious ways to explore food science in your own kitchen by making everything from healthy homemade snacks to scrumptious main dishes and mind-boggling desserts."
"Packed with more than 65 tasty recipes and easy cooking tips, Williams Sonoma Complete Junior Chef features an inspiring collection of kids’ favorite recipes in a colorful, easy-to-follow format that is perfect for the aspiring young chef.
Kids will love recipes like Nutella Donuts, Wonton Soup, Chicken Salad Sliders, Thin Crust Pizza, Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce, Pretzel Bites, Ultra Chocolate Cake, Watermelon Ice Pops, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirls."
"With fresh ingredients and easy recipes, New Favorites for New Cooks, will turn any kid into a budding chef. Recipes such as Savory Scones with Fresh Herb Butter, Black Bean Taco Bar, Two-Minute Guacamole, Meatballs and Tomato Sauce, and Yogurt and Berry Compote Parfait engage every sense with bright colors, fresh flavors, and exciting textures, and showcase healthy, seasonal ingredients."