Think Of It As “Recipe Research”
Yes, Kitchen Club Kids recipe adventure storybooks can be a valuable tool in helping raise future foodies. Just ask this NYC mom and food blogger… teenytinyfoodie.com
As a former teacher and consultant working in the NYC Public Schools, Jory didn’t have much time to explore her budding passion as an at-home chef. But, all that changed in June 2011 when her little girl was born. Taking time off from teaching to focus on raising her daughter, Jory also found that she had a lot more time to explore the world of cooking she loved so much. And, she began writing about her effort to raise a little foodie of her own in her taste-tastic blog, teenytinyfoodie.com.
Following Jory’s blog makes me think a lot about how I’m introducing foods to my little guy. She says she’s trying to create a teeny tiny foodie in her girl. And, now that I think about it, creating a little foodie is exactly what I’m trying to do, too. Raising a child who is open to trying new foods and is anything but a picky eater can be tough. Jory says one part of the process has been cooking a variety of foods that have different textures and flavors. The other part has been the “education” around foods, such as where they come from and how we prepare them.
Needless to say, we thought Kitchen Club Kids would be a perfect addition to Jory and her daughter’s kitchen experience. From what Jory had to say about End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad, she did, too.
You can read the entire book review here on teenytinyfoodie.com, but this is one of my favorite quotes:
Eliana has read this book over and over and loves to look at it all the time. I think of her reading and re-reading of the book as “recipe research” that helped prepare her to make our own fruit salad.
We had a great time talking about the different fruits, tasting them and counting them as they went into the bowl. Eliana loved being able to toss the fruit into the bowl and help mix it all together, too. It was a deliciously fun and tasty cooking session!
Well, this fruit salad sure does look delicious (their rendition is pictured above). And, I’m happy the two of them had fun making it.
If you want to check out more of Jory’s cooking tips and kitchen tastes, check out her recipe page on teenytinyfoodie.com. She even organizes the recipes by category and ingredient, which I found very helpful!
So, to all you moms and dads out there, GOOD LUCK RAISING THOSE FUTURE FOODIES!