CLICK HERE to watch Celebrity Chef Sara Moulton Talks Cooking For Kids at Babble’s Family Kitchen.
When I began vlogging for Babble, I thought I would ask chefs, whenever the opportunity presented itself, “What’s the most important thing to remember when cooking for kids?” As maybe you’ve noticed, I don’t have kids but I do feed them every now and then, so I know how frustrating cooking for kids can be for parents.
I had the opportunity to meet one of my culinary heroes, Sara Moulton, at Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert last weekend. And it should come as no surprise that Sara’s approach to cooking for kids is just as direct as her teaching and cooking style. The video is only 30 seconds long!
Head over to Family Kitchen, watch Celebrity Chef Sara Moulton Talks Cooking For Kids Video on Babble and share your thoughts!
And in case you missed it, check out celebrity chefs Giada De Laurentiis, Jet Tila and Fabio Viviani talk Cooking For Kids at The Taste!
What is YOUR advice for Cooking For Kids?
I think my answer to “What’s the most important thing to remember when cooking for kids?” would be:
“Don’t cook for kids, cook with them.”
Many kids today don’t help in the kitchen anymore.
Mostly because we don’t take time for them.
Kids really like doing stuff in the kitchen and to try new things.
They want do do things on their own and show of their skills for friends or family.
I cooked with children who told me they don’t eat different kinds of food like fish or spinach but when they prepared them theirself they really liked them.
There are more and more kids out there who have never tasted unprocessed food and that shouldn’t happen.
I think if we don’t show them today how to cook they will never be able to pass this on to their kids and all what we know today will be lost forever.
You can learn to cook from a book but no book can show you all the little tricks a father, mother or grandmother could do.
So don’t only cook for your kids, thake some time on weekends and start cooking with them.
It will be a mess, but also much fun. :)
Average Betty says
Great points, Jan — The pickiest eater in my family always does much better when he can prepare his own food :)