4-6 and 7-9 years old

Dorling Kindersley

For children, few activities are as much fun as cooking with their parents or family. This lovely cookbook offers the perfect balance of quick bakes and a few more ambitious projects, such as chicken risotto (made with basmati not the harder-to-work-with arborio rice, but you could always substitute the real thing) and a blueberry sponge cake.  I love the introduction of the food type, such as rice or tomatoes, and the explanation of what they are and how to cook them.  There’s also a section on healthy food – good for teaching children about food and letting them appreciate fresh, healthy ingredients.  Recipes tend to veer towards the more traditional.

Easy to read – a great gift book for aspiring little chefs.




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