Can You Recommend A Beginner Cookbook for Teenagers? Good Questions

Can You Recommend A Beginner Cookbook for Teenagers? Good Questions

Emma Christensen
Dec 28, 2010

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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