Review By: Gloria Cohen
This book is a delight; you don’t need to speak/read French to enjoy this collection of classic French recipes. This new book offers kids a world of culture and kitchen know-how as they learn to cook French.
KIDS COOK FRENCH
Les Enfants Cuisinent A LA Francaise
By Claudine Pepin
Illustrations By Jacques Pepin
According to world-renown chef, Jacques Pepin, “the moment for a child to be in the kitchen is from the moment they are born”
Jacques daughter Claudine Pepin has created a fun interactive cookbook for both parents and kids, introducing them to the arts and joy of cooking. With an emphasis on fresh ingredients and hands-on preparation, dishes include traditional starters, main courses, and deserts.
You will find from the very start of this book, that the left side page is in English and the right side is in French. I like this, as it’s also a way to have fun recognizing the French words for the classic recipes found in restaurants around the world.
You can choose recipes based on seasons, plus there are pages for notes, where the kids can make up menus of their own, or comment on what you have cooked together… be sure to date the notes, as it will be fun to discover years from now.
Many have seen Claudine Pepin with her father, world-renowned chef, Jacques Pepin sharing cooking techniques on public television. All three of their series have received the notable James Beard Award. As well Claudine has had numerous TV appearances, including Cooking live with Sara Moulton, Good Morning America, and Molto-Mario.
She invites you to find inspiration in these pages, while helping kids to learn to make their own meals while learning better eating habits.
Recipes include Croque-Monsieur, Beef Bourguignon, Ratatouille, Crème Brulee and Crepes to name a few of my favorites.
Published by: Quarry Books
Available at a bookseller near you $21.99 US /$23.99 CAN