Are you looking for a fun new cookbook for your children? My children enjoy cooking the same things over and over (cookies, cakes and, muffins). A new cookbook always encourages them outside of their cooking comfort zone and piques their interest. Recently they have been enjoying cooking from international cookbooks. International cookbooks are useful in many different ways. They may introduce the child to new cooking techniques, ingredients and, flavours. They may give the child information relevant to geography, travel or history! They can also help further develop an interest in cooking or perhaps in a specific region. Here are a few international children's cookbooks that we are loving.
- Passport on a Plate: A Round-the-World Cookbook for Children by Diane Simone Vezza.
- The Kids' Around the World Cookbook by Deri Robins.
- The Kids' Multicultural Cookbook by Deanna F. Cook. Deanna is also the author of one of our long-standing favourite children's cookbooks, Cooking Class.
- The Kids Around the World Cookbook by Rosalba, Karen Ward and Frances Lee.
- The World in My Kitchen: Global recipes for kids to discover and cook by Sally Brown.
- Baking with Grandmas from Around the World: A Fun Cookbook for Children and Adults by Laura J. Callan.
- Kids Around the World Cook!: The Best Foods and Recipes from Many Lands by Arlette N. Braman.
- National Geographic Kids Cookbook: A Year-Round Fun Food Adventure by Barton Seaver, this doesn't list recipes by location but includes information about the origins or background of each dish.
- The International Cookbook for Kids by Matthew Locricchio.
Our top pick is The World in My Kitchen. Caspar (11 years) loves flipping through the pages to find a recipe to cook. The recipes are basic and doable and include lots of variety from snacks to main meals. The history of each dish is brief, but it's just enough to keep my children's interest. All of the recipes are food that we would eat with ingredients that we can generally find or have at home. Caspar also wants to try The Silver Spoon for Children: Favourite Italian Recipes (which we have on back order).
If you have a younger child, our much-loved cookbook for toddlers is The Tickle Fingers Toddler Cookbook: Hands-on Fun in the Kitchen for 1 to 4s by Annabel Woolmer, you can choose your recipe based on your child's schemas, it will change the way you approach cooking with toddlers!