Q: What are some good beginner cookbooks for tween boys (9-13)?
I have seen so many, and there don't seem to be many solid reviews. I would appreciate any suggestions. P.S. Two of the boys (9 and 11) are in England. Thank you!
Sent by Kathleen
Editor: Kathleen, our first thought was to turn to Alton Brown, who really just seems like a big grown-up teenager to us! His books are fun, hands-on, and full of the kinds of odd food facts and bits of kitchen trivia that appeal to a science-oriented kid. Take a look at Brown's original book on cooking basics:
• I'm Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking by Alton Brown ($22 on Amazon)
In England, Jamie Oliver is both culinary icon and a great cookbook author. His book Jamie's Food Revolution lays out some very basic recipes that we think would appeal to young cooks and fall within their abilities.
• Jamie's Food Revolution by Jamie Oliver ($21 on Amazon)
Readers, what other cookbooks would you recommend for young cooks?
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