According to Jacques Pepin, the moment for a child to be in the kitchen is from the moment they are born. Kids Cook French, written by his daughter Claudine Pepin, is a fun, interactive cookbook for kids that introduces them to the art and joy of cooking. It gets them interested in making their own meals and better eating habits, while also teaching them the importance of culture. Featuring classic, simple dishes inspired by French cuisine, each recipe is shown in both French and English and accompanied by charming illustrations. With an emphasis on fresh ingredients and hands-on preparation, dishes include traditional starters, main courses, and desserts. Your childs creativity will be sparked, as will your deeper connection with them—so, get them in that kitchen and start playing chef. Who knows - you might have the next great French cuisine Chef standing next to you!
Kids Cook French is a magical introduction to some of the most delicious French classics. With Claudines recipes, her fathers and her daughters illustrations, this is a book by a family for your family. - Dana Cowin, Editor in Chief, FOOD & WINE
I cannot think of anyone more qualified to write a French cookbook for children than Claudine Pepin! A trusted television personality, accomplished cook, seasoned teacher, and dedicated mom, Claudine has spent her entire life learning from and cooking alongside the most renowned chefs in the world. Complete with countless personal stories, beautiful illustrations by her father and her daughter, and timeless recipes developed with her husband, Kids Cook French is an absolute delight for the whole family and a source of inspiration for aspiring chefs of all ages. Bravo! - Gail Simmons, TV host and author of Talking With My Mouth Full
If theres one thing Ive learned from the French, its that good cooking is not an end in itself. Rather, its the crucial thing that brings the family together for a meal at the end of every day - and nothings more important than that. Claudine Pepin, Jacquess daughter, was schooled in this lesson from birth. Now she is paying it forward. Simply but clearly written, and vivid with illustrations that recall the Madeleine books, Kids Cook French is seductive. If anyone can tempt kids away from nuggets and pizza, into the kitchen, and on to the dinner table, its Claudine. - Sara Moulton of Saras Weeknight Meals
My dear friends, Claudine and her father Jacques Pépin, have taught America to love French cooking. Now, with this very special book, these two amazing storytellers have shared their passion for family, fun and good food with a new generation of cooks. Claudines recipes open a window into the flavors of France, and Jacques astonishing drawings will inspire children to be hungry for more! - Jose Andres, internationally acclaimed chef, author, educator, and owner of ThinkFoodGroup