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Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up

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"The theme of this fine cookbook is that cooking is a many-splendored thing. The book's purpose is "to enable very young children to cook as independently as possible under the gentle guidance of an adult partner." Each of the 17 recipes appears twice, once in words and once in full-color pictures. The child is the focus here: attention is paid to physical ability, comfortable work levels, and variety of tactile experience. A long list of skills and attitudes children can gain from cooking supports the idea that the process is more important than the product. Quotes reflect the young cooks' keen observation and joyful participation. Parents' Nursery School's Kids Are Natural Cooks (Houghton, 1974) also uses natural foods and has the same intent as this title. That book is arranged by season and contains more recipes; Pretend Soup focuses more on the processes. Anyone who works or plays with young children would benefit by having both." School Library Journal

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"Katzen (of Moosewood Cookbook fame) teamed up with educator Henderson to produce this cookbook directed to very young children. It includes wonderful input from kids who've found their way into the kitchen: 'I thought it was going to be gross, but it turned out good!' 'I smell some pizza, dudes!' But the real joy is in the shared experience the book promotes. Each recipe begins with instructions to grown-ups, who function mainly as kitchen helpers and safety monitors. Kids can really do most of the work themselves by referring to simple, carefully sequenced sketches designed especially for them. As far as the recipes are concerned, kids and parents will be in for a nice surprise, for there's not a hot dog or chicken finger in evidence. Instead, we're talking real food — popovers, homemade lemon-lime soda pop, noodle soup, and quesadillas — delivered in recipes nicely scaled down for children to manage easily. Booklist

About the Author

Ann Henderson is a credentialed early childhood education specialist and is co-director of the Child Education Center in Berkeley, California.

Mollie Katzen is a cookbook author and artist who has profoundly shaped the way America eats. Mollie is a consultant and cocreator of Harvard's groundbreaking Food Literacy Project. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Eva Galanes-Rosenbaum, December 20, 2013 (view all comments by Eva Galanes-Rosenbaum)
We must have gotten this book the year it came out (1994?). My sister and I have very fond memories of cooking from Pretend Soup -- to this day I think of the illustrations when I make popovers. I am an enthusiastic cook now, and I credit this book in part! It's accessible but doesn't talk down to kids, and the recipes aren't ones you'd outgrow. Like growing vegetables, cooking encourages children to eat more adventurously and this is a terrific book to help kids engage with their own food. I often give it as a gift.
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Lucy Little, August 23, 2007 (view all comments by Lucy Little)
My daughter's favorite cookbook. As a parent, I like it because it has real recipes and real food (ie. healthy food). Many cookbooks for kids are focused on cute food and sweets. This one is clear enough for my 8-year-old to follow, but with food that is good for her and interesting to all of us. Her favorite is making pretzels out of the bread dough, though she's still working on the correct temperature of water for the yeast. But I prefer a few not-quite-successes if it leads her toward real cooking.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781883672065
Subtitle:
A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up
Author:
Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson
Author:
Katzen, Mollie
Author:
Henderson, Ann L.
Publisher:
Tricycle Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif. :
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Cooking
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Cooking
Subject:
Cooking/Food
Subject:
Cookery -- Juvenile literature.
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Cooking by Kids
Copyright:
Series Volume:
report no. 100-71
Publication Date:
19940431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10.27x8.27x.76 in. 1.39 lbs.
Age Level:
03-08

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"Review" by , "The theme of this fine cookbook is that cooking is a many-splendored thing. The book's purpose is "to enable very young children to cook as independently as possible under the gentle guidance of an adult partner." Each of the 17 recipes appears twice, once in words and once in full-color pictures. The child is the focus here: attention is paid to physical ability, comfortable work levels, and variety of tactile experience. A long list of skills and attitudes children can gain from cooking supports the idea that the process is more important than the product. Quotes reflect the young cooks' keen observation and joyful participation. Parents' Nursery School's Kids Are Natural Cooks (Houghton, 1974) also uses natural foods and has the same intent as this title. That book is arranged by season and contains more recipes; Pretend Soup focuses more on the processes. Anyone who works or plays with young children would benefit by having both."
"Review" by , "Katzen (of Moosewood Cookbook fame) teamed up with educator Henderson to produce this cookbook directed to very young children. It includes wonderful input from kids who've found their way into the kitchen: 'I thought it was going to be gross, but it turned out good!' 'I smell some pizza, dudes!' But the real joy is in the shared experience the book promotes. Each recipe begins with instructions to grown-ups, who function mainly as kitchen helpers and safety monitors. Kids can really do most of the work themselves by referring to simple, carefully sequenced sketches designed especially for them. As far as the recipes are concerned, kids and parents will be in for a nice surprise, for there's not a hot dog or chicken finger in evidence. Instead, we're talking real food — popovers, homemade lemon-lime soda pop, noodle soup, and quesadillas — delivered in recipes nicely scaled down for children to manage easily.
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