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Desperately seeking a good kids cook book

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noonki Wed 29-Oct-08 14:12:11

ANy ideas- I want one that we can do together (DS1 is 3) that has a mix of savory and sweet stuff.

Any ideas gratefully recieved - also want to buy him a apron - any other things (will be his xmas pressie as he is a food obsessive!)

thanks smile

noonki Wed 29-Oct-08 14:12:49

sorry about the rubbish typing - DS2 was helping out!

charmander Wed 29-Oct-08 14:15:38

The children's step by step cook book by Angla Wilkes.
Published by Dorling Kindersley
Clear instructions, photos of the stages, good variety of recipes.
We have 2 copies now as first is too sticky now.
My 10, 8, and 2 year olds all use it as well as me. Eldest two have used it independently for several years.

nailpolish Wed 29-Oct-08 14:18:09

this is good

dd2 got it for her birthday - we are making the ghost shaped meringues for halloween

it doesnt have a huge number of recipes but waht it has i really like

and the design of the book makes it hard wearing and wipe clean too

poshbloodencrustedwellies Wed 29-Oct-08 14:19:09

Not sure on a specific cookbook for children-we just go through all my cookbooks and ds chooses what he fancies having a go at (mainly cakes grin)

This one has good reviews though

Lakeland has a selection childrens bits and bobs for cooking (small bowls,aprons etc).

Have fun!

noonki Wed 29-Oct-08 14:27:30

Thanks those look good, and a craft book with the Angla wilkes one gave me another idea.
Ghost meringues!

I have just made some playdough with him, first attempt - he loved making it, and now making stuff. Mind thought it would save me money but spent £35 in supermarket and only went in for Cream of Tartar!

noonki Wed 29-Oct-08 14:27:53

Posh - Where is lakeland?

poshbloodencrustedwellies Wed 29-Oct-08 15:08:37


noonki Wed 29-Oct-08 15:50:37

thank you !

Fillyjonk Wed 29-Oct-08 15:53:43

I think the River Cottage Family Cookbook is the best

It has very easy stuff, and pictures actually taken in a real-ish kitchen (if you ignore the Agas)

It has a lot of child friendly cooking, like bread.

It also explains WHY stuff happens, WHERE stuff like milk and potatoes come from. If he isn't asking those questions now, he will very soon grin

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