Yes Les Petits Chefs are back with a most exciting programme this term. As well as special guest chefs, we will be working with the fabulous Whole Family Cookbook, written by the wonderful Michelle Stern of What’s Cooking with Kids.
Michelle says “As a working mom, I can relate to the challenges of feeding a busy family. The Whole Family Cookbook offers time-saving strategies for shopping and cooking, along with the resources you need to cook healthy, local food in any season. Our delicious recipes will please discriminating adults and will tickle the taste buds of your children, getting them excited to eat healthy meals – for their bodies and for the benefit of the planet.”
The book offers:
• Practical advice to teach you how to pick the best local and natural food without spending too much money
• Time saving tips in the kitchen
• More than 75 kid-approved recipes that your whole family will enjoy
• An appendix that organizes recipes by season
and I couldn’t think of a better resource to use with this group of Petits Chefs!
The first recipe I chose from the book was for Thai Spring Rolls. Described as “light, delicious and filling with plenty of steps to keep kids busy as they assemble the rolls”, I thought it was a perfect balance of challenging (have you ever tried rolling those cold rolls?) and fun (I repeat, have you ever tried rolling those cold rolls?).
Michelle has the recipe on her site here so I will just give you the picture version!
First up, I soaked some rice noodles and the boys prepared the sauce to flavour them:
Delicious and fresh and, more importantly – FUN! The boys and their families loved these (and so did I!).
Want to win a copy of The Whole Family Cookbook? (US/Canada only, sorry international friends but I have another giveaway coming up on the weekend for you!) Simply leave me a comment below telling me the first dish you remember learning to cook as a child.
For a bonus entry, tweet this:
I just entered to win a copy of @whatscooking ‘s Whole Family Cookbook from @eatlivtravwrite Details here: http://bit.ly/hb5AyT
and come back and leave me a message telling me you did.
Contest closes Thursday April 14th at 6pm EST and I will announce the winner the following day. Good luck!
Update: The contest is now closed and a winner has been chosen. I will announce the winner tomorrow, April 15th on my post.
** Don’t forget to check out next month’s “Forever Nigella” event – I’m hosting a street party in honour of the Royal Wedding and would love for you to join me. All the details here.