As you know I feel it’s very important to get kids in the kitchen and cooking. I’ve posted before on how having picky eaters help cook their food will encourage them to try more and in this post I want to talk about getting teens ready to move out for school or work.
Let’s face it, you wont always be able to cook for them and they will need to learn how to cook cheap nutritious meals for themselves. I remember being in University and having friends that were so amazed that I could cook, they didn’t even know how to make KD let alone make something from scratch. I felt that their families had done them a great disservice by not teaching them at least the basics of cooking like how to boil water, and cook an egg.
Check out some of these great cook books geared for teens.
This thorough and witty culinary guide demystifies the kitchen and its contents for young adults and anyone who’s found themselves in front of a full fridge exclaiming, “There’s nothing to eat here!” With 200 easy-to-follow recipes, Evelyn Raab shows the culinary neophyte how to make all kinds of simple and scrumptious dishes for every meal and occasion
A fully revised and updated edition of Raymond Sokolov’s classic kitchen primer for beginning chefs of all ages, filled with 150 simple, sophisticated recipes, easy-to-learn techniques, and indispensable advice. First published in 1986, Ray Sokolov’s How To Cook is the ultimate book for beginning cooks of all ages. Unlike most kitchen primers, How To Cook does not assume any prior cooking instruction or skills, but rather guides the reader through the entire cooking process with simple explanations in ordinary language. There are no fancy cooking terms or special gadget here, just easy, indispensable techniques and foolproof recipes for every occasion.
Renowned chef Matthew Lorrichio introduces adolescents to more than 50 mouthwatering recipes that don’t have meat or fish. For beginning cooks and seasoned chefs, its step-by-step instructions feature fresh, nutritious ingredients and show-stopping dishes for all times of day, from breakfast through dinner.There’s a even a special section on making sushi. With more than 75 original, stunning photographs by award winning photogorapher and chef James Peterson, this one-of-a-kind book will provide a show-stopping culinary experience.
Master essential cooking techniques and skills Learn how to make simple, tasty soups Make and bake delicious pizzas Prepare some perfect pasta dishes Create delicious desserts and fruit feasts Cooking Skills shows you how to get started on a wide range of cooking adventures. It is packed with ideas, techniques, and tips and includes advice, information, and clear step-by-step instructions.
Going green is hard to doespecially when it comes to food. There are acronyms to learn, labels to decipher, seasons to accommodate, and grocery stores to navigateand that’s before you even turn on the stove! The Green Teen Cookbook cuts through the chaos and shows teens how to shop smarter, cook more consciously, and eat a healthier diet. And in addition to the 70+ incredible recipes (created by teens, for teens), the book also includes: Illuminating essays about freeganism, flexitarians, vegetarianism, and more!