Starting with a vegetable soup, kids learn how to peel and chop vegetables and to understand boiling and simmering. Then they prepare salads; make a perfect hamburger; handle eggs; cook rice, pasta, and vegetables; make pancakes, biscuits, bread, pizza, cookies, brownies, a fruit crisp, and an apple pie; and put together a complete chicken dinner. And, finally, they create a triumphant birthday cake. Whether you're young or adult, by the time you've finished the last lesson you'll be able to cook just about anything. And you'll have discovered a lot about the joys and mysteries of the kitchen and the pride one feels in making good food to share with family and friends.
On the basis of her own experience teaching young children to cook, Marion Cunningham, the Fannie Farmer of today, shows boys and girls how to master essential techniques and to produce, all on their own, 35 favorite recipes, from vegetable soup to a birthday cake. in color.
Marion Cunningham was born in southern California and later lived in Walnut Creek. She was responsible for the complete revision of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook and is the author of The Fannie Farmer Baking Book, The Breakfast Book, The Supper Book, Cooking with Children, and Learning to Cook with Marion Cunningham. She frequently traveled throughout the country giving cooking demonstrations, and contributed articles to Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Saveur, and Gourmet magazines, as well as writing a column for the San Francisco Chronicle. In May 2003 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the James Beard Foundation. She died in 2012.