Cookbook review: The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs (digital arc)




The Complete Cookbook For Young Chefs by America’s Test Kitchen


Want to bake the most-awesome-ever cupcakes? Or surprise your family with breakfast tacos on Sunday morning? Looking for a quick snack after school? Or maybe something special for a sleepover? It’s all here. Learn to cook like a pro—it’s easier than you think.

For the first time ever, America’s Test Kitchen is bringing their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS in the kitchen!

Using kid-tested and approved recipes, America’s Test Kitchen has created THE cookbook every kid chef needs on their shelf. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your friends, or your family, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs has delicious recipes that will wow!

Recipes were thoroughly tested by more than 750 kids to get them just right for cooks of all skill levels—including recipes for breakfast, snacks and beverages, dinners, desserts, and more. Step-by-step photos of tips and techniques will help young chefs feel like pros in their own kitchen Testimonials (and even some product reviews!) from kid test cooks who worked alongside America’s Test Kitchen will encourage young chefs that they truly are learning the best recipes from the best cooks.

By empowering young chefs to make their own choices in the kitchen, America’s Test Kitchen is building a new generation of confident cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters.


My thoughts:


I decided to do something a little different and requested a kid’s cookbook from Edelweiss.  We have only tried two of the recipes so far, but there are others that look really good.


The chapters for this book are:

Getting Started


Snacks and Beverages

Cooking For You

Cooking For Family and Friends

Sides That Make the Meal


Conversions & Equivalents

Healthy Eating 101

Recipe Stats



The first recipe we made was under Sides.



Roasted Fingerling Potatoes  (we had to use red)

These potatoes were easy to make and tasted so good.  No need for condiments at all.



The second one we made was a breakfast.



Avocado Toast

I really don’t eat eggs, so this was my husband’s.  He made it and thought it was great.



The book is full of color photos and cooking tips.  It’s very easy to follow.  There are even recipes with alternative things you can try.


I cook quite a bit and I would honestly buy this for myself.  I think it’s perfect for kids just starting out in the kitchen.  The recipes are easy, but not all super basic.



Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for providing me a copy for review.  I gave this book 5 stars and highly recommend it.



Do you like to cook?  Are you really good or is this your type of cookbook?






Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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