When I was a little boy, I used to watch my mom, Miss Hilda, cook. I saw how people loved to come to our house to eat her food, and I decided cooking was something I wanted to be able to do, too. I watched everything she did, and she let me help in the kitchen. Little by little, I began cooking by myself. I started with simple stuff, like vegetable soup and French toast. At first, things like chopping and whisking were kind of hard. My chopped veggies were all different sizes and my whisked sauces were all over the floor! But hey
I really had no idea how many friends I would make just by cooking
It has the kind of foods that kids of all ages can make and enjoy eating
Remember to ask your parents' permission before you begin to cook. Hey, why not let them be your helper in the kitchen? You will learn things together, and the best part is this: At the end, you will have something yummy to enjoy together as a family.
Be Safe! Before getting started, make sure you read about how to be safe in the kitchen. (will include link to kitchen safety piece) This is really important!
Be Prepared! Cook like the pros do. Read through the recipe you want to make and look up any words or techniques you don't know. And gather together everything you need
Be Clean! Cleaning is a big part of cooking. Your food needs to be safe and healthy and, if you clean as you go along, when you're ready to sit down and enjoy what you've cooked, you won't have mountains of dishes to worry about.
Have Fun! Most of all, remember to enjoy your time in the kitchen and learn to do things your way. Experiment and make changes that work for you.
So, let's go