Mini Gourmand is almost a teenager and is often asking if she can use the kitchen to cook a dish, I’ve tried to show her basic cookery skills but I worry about her when using sharp knives, hot ovens etc. The Kids Only Cookbook is filled with safety information and advice when cooking and is packed with 50 simple, delicious and fun recipes containing easy-to-follow captions and 300 photos in a unique cartoon-style to inspire children of all ages to get busy in the kitchen.
I particually like the sections which show a how to, each project is original and creative and inspires adults never mind children! Kids will learn as they go along; each recipe contains a culinary technique such as beating, whipping, piping or baking and ‘Adult alerts’ appear throughout the book and ensure the recipes are all easy and safe to make. This is a book which will become treasured as it helps children to discover the endless fun to be had in the kitchen and to learn skills which will stay with them for life.
Mini Gourmand particularly liked the way the book was written and the colours used, phrases are used like “Epic Fail” which is one of Mini gourmands favourite set of words when something goes wrong!
We were not only provided with a copy of the book but also a kick’n'roll tin can to make ice cream, unfortunately Mini Gourmand went to Portugal on holiday with her grandparents with her camera and memory card containing her video of ice cream manufacture. It was really quite simple : pack a large tin can with ice and rock salt, insert a sealed ziplock bag containing cream, sugar and vanilla and kick it to the park or the beach…within 25 minutes…homemade ice cream!
Mini Gourmand has already made a number of dishes out of this great book, I had a couple of pictures saved on my phone and have made the video below to give an idea how easy it is for children to follow the instructions themselves.
Once Mini Gourmand returns from her holiday we will share our ice-cream making with you, for now though you can see how it’s done in the video below.
*Disclaimer* I was provided with a copy of this book for review purposes, as always my reviews are honest and impartial and all thoughts are my own.