Cookbooks for the Teeny People
It's no secret that I don't cook. But as an activity with the kids - that's another story! And I'm seriously attracted to books. So naturally all the recent talk about cookbooks for kids (here and here) is right up my alley. But is it worth it? Needed? Or just a gimick to sell us yet another thing we parents could do just fine (or better!) without? Like $20 dinosaur-shaped muffin tins.
I hate to admit it but I'm tempted by titles like 'Kitchen Playdates' and 'Kids Cook 1-2-3: Recipes for young Chefs Using Only 3 Ingredients' (shoot, I wish all recipes had just 3 ingredients, I'd cook more). But...I'm thinking we should just stick to regular old recipes in the multitudinous regular old grown-up cookbooks in our house. I mean, how hard can banana bread really be? Plus, there's the internet, and surely there's a parent blog out there loaded with this stuff - for free!
If I do walk down this path, I'm thinking a good starting point might be Mollie Katzen's "Pretend Soup," if only to complement the 42 other Moosewood cookbooks in our house. Have you tried any of these little kids cookbooks? Any not to be missed?