Published by America’s Test Kitchen, this engaging guide aims to help children ages 8 to 13 learn basic cooking and baking skills, showing them how to make a wide range of foods from barbecue sauce and graham crackers to fruit leather and smoothies.
The book begins by demystifying kitchen terms, explaining weights and measures of dry and liquid ingredients and categorizing kitchen tools. It describes techniques for prepping foods such as how to grate cheese and mince garlic.
The authors present more than 100 simple recipes grouped into everyday staples, snacks, drinks, sweets, and make-ahead batches of dry mixes for brownies, instant oatmeal, french onion dip and more. Each recipe is coded using symbols to indicate skill level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and type of cooking (use of knife, microwave, stovetop, oven, or no knives or heat required).
Supplemented with color photos, expert how-to tips, interesting food facts, and step-by-step instructions with photos where needed, the book also includes helpful tables showing unit conversions, equivalent measures and nutritional information.
Not only an entertaining guide filled with practical instruction and easy-to-follow recipes, it also provides a fun way for children and their adult helpers to spend time together in the kitchen.
Hardcover, 9 1/4" × 7 1/4", 208 pages, 2020.