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A teen who wants to cook

by Kris Billiter » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:24 pm

Afternoon everyone! I know the Kitchen forum is the better place for this but I was hoping to get more people to see it here first before perhaps moving it to the other forum. I have a 13 year old daughter who is really wanting to learn to cook and bake more. She really enjoys it but at this point lacks confidence to really give it a go on her own. She has asked for cooking related items and cookbooks for Christmas.
Any thoughts from your own experience? Perhaps a cookbook that you have used? Any classes you have found helpful here locally? Thanks everyone!
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Re: A teen who wants to cook

by Robin Garr » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:02 pm

Kris, I haven't personally looked at this one, but friends with middle-school children have spoken well of this one:
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
The link takes you to an Amazon.com page with more information. (The link is also our affiliate link, for full disclosure. If you buy it at $10.99, we'll get about a 35-cent commission. :oops: )
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Re: A teen who wants to cook

by Robin Garr » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:05 pm

PS: When I was searching for a link to that book, I found this blog post with reviews for it and four other books recommended for young chefs. I don't get any commissions on these links. ;)

5 Best Cookbooks for Teenagers for your Kitchen
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Re: A teen who wants to cook

by Kris Billiter » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:09 pm

As always Robin, I’m grateful for your thoughts and your willingness to offer advice!
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Re: A teen who wants to cook

by Gena W. » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:28 pm

I have seen lots of ads for the new Food Channel Kitchen app. It’s a subscription based service, $7 a month. Don’t know much about it, but it looks like it could be good for someone just starting out in the kitchen. Like having a chef in the kitchen with you.
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Re: A teen who wants to cook

by Gary Guss » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:46 pm

Cant go wrong with Food Wishes, great recipes, pretty simple things to make and has videos and print recipes, so you can watch for technique and print out to try them.. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipes/1679 ... od-wishes/ Try out American Goulash, Meatloaf, Chicken Parm.. Etc.
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Re: A teen who wants to cook

by JustinHammond » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:26 am

My love for food and cooking came from the Food Network; Emeril, Flay, Batali, ect. I can't learn by reading a cookbook, I need to see it happening.

The Kitchen and Guy's Ranch Kitchen on Food Network would probably be a good place to start.

I also like the Chef Show on Netflix.

All do a pretty good job of explaining/teaching what and why things are happening.
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Re: A teen who wants to cook

by Andrew Mellman » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:24 am

America's Test Kitchen (PBS TV series, books, et al) has a new cookbook/class series for kids; our grandkids like it, and their stuff is usually pretty good.

https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Cookboo ... 9517&psc=1
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Re: A teen who wants to cook

by Iggy C » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:11 pm

Gary Guss wrote:Cant go wrong with Food Wishes, great recipes, pretty simple things to make and has videos and print recipes, so you can watch for technique and print out to try them.. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipes/1679 ... od-wishes/ Try out American Goulash, Meatloaf, Chicken Parm.. Etc.

I made a timpano based on a recipe I saw on Binging with Babish once. His “Basics” videos are pretty solid as well. I’d recommend the Serious Eats videos, too.
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Re: A teen who wants to cook

by Kris Billiter » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:58 pm

Thanks everyone!!! I really appreciate the responses look forward to checking out all of your suggestions!

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