A few months ago I was approached to try the My Little Sous-Chef cookbook! It was written and developed by three Italian mothers living in the UK. My Little Sous-Chef is a tandem cookbook for children and parents to use together and was inspired by the Montessori Method. I absolutely love children's cookbooks and this one is no exception!
The idea is that there are two cookbooks, one for the child to use and one for the adult to use. The adult book has the quantities and more detail. The children's book has charming illustrated directions.
We use a digital copy and rather than print the entire book I've printed out each recipe as we've used it. Here Otis is making the Biscuits! It's a very hands-on recipe and a wonderful sensory experience!
The book definitely has an Italian influence, and all the recipes are simple and doable. There is a good range of recipes to try out, you won't get bored! The Biscuit recipe came together really easily. We added a little more flour to get the dough to this lovely consistency. It is perfect for little ones as the dough really holds it's shape with the cookie cutters.
My Little Sous-Chef is currently available as a physical book in Europe here. As I've mentioned we use digital copies of the My Little Sous-Chef for Kids and the My Little Sous-Chef for Parents (Australia here and UK here).
My Little Sous-Chef is a wonderful and delicious way to engage children in the kitchen and support their independence!
If you have this cookbook please let me know what your favourite recipe is!