Kids Like to Get Their Hands Dirty, Cooking with Kids Recipes by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

And I thought, I had a long last name. After typing my headline, I changed my mind.

Getting back to the subject at hand, food, I have to agree with Hugh that most kids like to cook.

It is also a great way to get them to taste and eat things they would not think of touching otherwise.

My 11 year old is a good example of that.

Another important element that Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's recipes for cooking with children (Guardian, July 31, 2010) points to is that summer is a good time to start as they have more time to experiment in the kitchen.

Will it always be healthy stuff?  Maybe not.

This week for example my son and I tested 2 chocolate brownie recipes. First one from The Craft of Baking (cover below) was way better.


On the other hand last night we did a spicy vegetarian couscous with tomatoes, corn, garlic, onions. The spicy part provided by some Jamaican Hell Fire sauce.

Getting back to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's recipes, he offers Falafel, Tomato and Sweetcorn Salad plus Berry sundaes with chocolate sauce...

Are the kids joining you in the kitchen this summer?

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