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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Restaurant Week--Kids' Day!

You may not have noticed, but there has been an explosion of cooking-related books for children. And, part of that I attribute to PBS and more recently, The Food Network, and shows where cooking is presented, not as a laborious task, but an art, a competition, and a fun activity for both women AND men!

The range of books for kids about cooking, restaurants, ingredients, biographies expands seemingly on a daily basis. And this is good! Here's a small sampling of the variety of titles for kids that you'll find in our collection:

If you want to encourage your children in their interest in cooking, I'd suggest going to a site called Kids Cooking Activities. It is loaded with advice for parents and is full of activities and recipes.

First Lady, Michelle Obama, promotes healthy eating for kids. The White House recently announced the results of this year's contest, which was the "Healthy Lunchtime Challenge." Child-created recipes were judged, and the lucky winners from each state got to go to the White House! The winning recipes have been put together into a cookbook, which can be downloaded here.

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