The Moosewood Cookbook, the classic vegetarian cookbook, has been a staple in many household kitchens for decades and we love that our children can also delight in Mollie Katzen's recipes. Here are three cookbooks any young gourmet can enjoy and cherish.
Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers & Up, co-authored with Ann Henderson, is a perfect introduction to the kitchen for any preschooler. Filled with recipes such as "Green Spaghetti" and "Pretend Soup" – as well as many others – "Pretend Soup" introduces cooking to children in an approachable, entertaining way. Each recipe is shown on double-page spreads, one for the child and one for the adult.
With a great variety of recipes for older children, each one 100% vegetarian, Honest Pretzels: And 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Cooks Ages 8 & Up picks up where Pretend Soup left off. Children learn how to make and handle dough, seasoning with herbs, pureeing, simple sauces as well as basic kitchen skills and safety. One of the recipes includes Not-from-a-Box Macaroni and Cheese .
In Mollie's latest book, Salad People And More Real Recipes A New Cookbook for Preschoolers & Up, 20 new recipes are introduced, all of which children under the age of 6 can prepare mostly by themselves.
Do your children have any of these cook books?
To view some more of Mollie's recipes for kids, visit her Web site.