I am looking for something organized to go through with my kids 5 years - 10 years that goes through the basics like safety and progresses through recipes. I can make my own but was hoping to find something already made. Thanks!
This may be perfect! I have had it bookmarked for a while, but haven’t started it yet - probably this coming year. It’s free and has lessons for all age ranges, progressively getting more difficult (well, it’s been 1-2 years since I’ve read the website, but that’s what I remember of it!) Let me know what you think once you check it out - I’m interested in another opinion
It looks like lots of links to other websites and ebooks. Has anyone found something better there?
I have bought a few of her cookbooks and classes and have always enjoyed them. I plan on getting the Learn to Cook book for my son when he is interested or at least ready!
I bought my cooking curriculum from old schoolhouse magazine and it’s great. It does a kitchen safety orientation at the beginning. My kids love it. I’m sorry I don’t have a link but I’ll try to get it.
Thanks for the ideas. I have a very eager 10 year old I would love to really teach how to cook (and a reluctant 8 year old that will have to feed herself someday). I hate the kids cookbooks that take a bunch of premade products and or them together and call it “cooking”.
I should add that me and my husband both love to cook but it’s hard for me to remember the basics and the logical first steps to go through. You know??
Here is the link to the cooking curriculum I was talking about. I think old schoolhouse magazine had a post about and that’s why I thought it was through them. Sorry about the confusion. http://www.buildamenu.com/blog/introducing-cooking-kids-curriculum/
@Lindsay - just took a look at the website… sorry - it doesn’t look like what I remember from a few years ago. I remember saving it because it had actual free lists of lessons that progressed in age and grade - and I remember clicking on them and reading through some of the lessons. Not sure how to find them now, or if they put them in one of their many E-books. It’s such a confusing website! So sorry it’s a fail! :-/
@Luvmyboys - ha - thanks for the vote of confidence, but it seems the site I posted is a dud! Sorry I remember it being so much better years ago, but it’s been years since I stumbled upon it! Going to check out some of the other suggestions! Would be totally cool if one of my kids wanted to be the house chef… it’s totally not my “thing!”
So I have been SCOURING books on Amazon and this one looks really promising!
@Lindsay That does look nice:) we have SO many allergies that I use those as a springboard I teach my sons from very early on, 5ish, to help with simple meal prep. Then we discuss what foods will hurt our bodies (celiac, casein allergies, soy, peanut, red dye allergies, etc…), then find alternatives:) I have let my boys help create meals that they think would be yummy. We scour Pinterest and Google recipes. I involve them in weekly grocery shopping, and this also turns into a lesson on budgeting. My 7 yr old calls himself "the lil chef"
That’s awesome. I am very much a fan of actual cooking and using real foods and I feel like so many of the kids cookbooks dumb it down. They slap a few things together or used premade foods and call it “cooking”. I am wanting to teach my kids those basic skills so then they can cook ANYTHING! We are lucky and have no allergies. Sounds like you have a great system for you guys in place
This is the one I am hoping to use: http://www.simplifiedpantry.com/new-cooks/
She had her own kids proof the ebook to make sure the directions were simply and jargon-free enough. I also like her other books which include a lot of allergy friendly meals.