In The French Kitchen With Kids: Easy, Everyday Dishes For The Whole Family To Make And Enjoy by Mardi MichelsIn The French Kitchen With Kids: Easy, Everyday Dishes For The Whole Family To Make And Enjoy by Mardi Michels

In The French Kitchen With Kids: Easy, Everyday Dishes For The Whole Family To Make And Enjoy

byMardi Michels

Paperback | July 31, 2018

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From the writer and recipe developer behind eat. live. travel. write comes a new cookbook for parents, children and Francophiles of all ages. Forget the fuss and bring simple, delicious French dishes to your home kitchen with Mardi Michels as your guide.

Twice a week during the school year, you'll find Mardi Michels--French teacher and the well-known blogger behind eat. live. travel. write--directing up to a dozen children in her school's science lab as they slice, dice, mix, knead and, most importantly, taste. Whether they're learning to make an authentic ratatouille tian or tackling quiche made with pastry from scratch, Mardi's students can accomplish just about anything in the kitchen once they put their minds to it.

In her first book, Mardi shows that French food doesn't have to be complicated. The result is an elegant, approachable cookbook featuring recipes tailored for young chefs and their families. From savory dishes like Omelettes, Croque-Monsieurs or Steak Frites to sweet treats like Profiteroles, Madeleines or Crème Brûlée, readers will find many French classics here. With helpful timetables to plan out baking projects, as well as tips on how to get kids involved in the cooking, this book breaks down any preconceived notion that French cuisine is too fancy or too difficult for kids to master. With Mardi's warm, empowering and encouraging instructions, kids of all ages will be begging to help out in the kitchen every day of the week.
MARDI MICHELS is a full-time French teacher to elementary school-aged boys and the author of eat. live. travel. write--a blog focusing on culinary adventures near and far. As part of her job, she runs cooking classes for boys aged 7 to 14, called Les Petits Chefs and Cooking Basics. Mardi grew up in Australia, lived and taught in Paris...
Title:In The French Kitchen With Kids: Easy, Everyday Dishes For The Whole Family To Make And EnjoyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 10.03 × 8.03 × 0.54 inPublished:July 31, 2018Publisher:Appetite by Random HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0147530776

ISBN - 13:9780147530776

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love this book! This book is such a great way to get your kids started cooking in the kitchen. The recipes are easy to follow and Mardi shares fantastic tips for how to get started.
Date published: 2018-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Cookbook! This cookbook has excellent recipes that are fun to make with your children. My daughter who is 6 loves to bake these delicious French treats. I have used them with my students as young as 3 years old, and they love getting their hands messy making dough and mixing ingredients. These recipes are definitely kid and family tested and approved!
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cookbook!! My daughters and I have loved making the dishes in this cookbook. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. My kids and I were so excited to make our own croissants, from scratch! Cannot wait to make everything in the book with my kids!
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I adore this book! I just love this book. It's smart, beautiful and truly useful Cooking gives kids confidence and a sense of adventure.. If you're someone who wants to bring up a food lover, this is the perfect cookbook for you.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great primer on kitchen techniques for kids and adults alike! This book focuses on French classics, old and new, but also serves as a guide to cooking that will help young cooks gain the confidence in the kitchen they need to tackle any cuisine. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to have fun and build skills with their kids in the kitchen; encourage kids to expand their palates by cooking, tasting, and experimenting; or master some seemingly intimidating French pastry techniques themselves. Mardi Michels makes it all simple and delicious for cooks of any age.
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best cookbooks for kids I bought this book for a 10 year old--but I need to buy another for me! It is one of the best cookbooks I've seen for kids--the food featured is great and children are introduced to French cooking that is both very good and possible to master.
Date published: 2018-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wholesome Reminds us all of the Quality time you can spend with your loved ones in the kitchen. Great recipes
Date published: 2018-08-16

Editorial Reviews

“One of the best ways to have fun and bond with young people is to cook with them as partners. Kids are inherently creative; the smell and taste of the dishes produced will stay with them permanently. In the French Kitchen with Kids, a thorough, well-organized, approachable and friendly cookbook, will take your child on a delectable culinary voyage leading to a lifetime of lasting memories.” —Jacques Pépin “Mardi brings the flavors of France into your home, and makes them fun for the family to prepare together. From Quick Croissants to silky Crème Caramel, In the French Kitchen with Kids brings everyone to the table, in the true French spirit.” —David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen “As a French mother of two and a passionate cook, I applaud Mardi’s French-inspired approach to inviting kids into the kitchen. Her extensive teaching experience shines through the entire book, and encourages parents everywhere to share their love of simple, homemade foods with their children.” —Clotilde Dusoulier, author of Tasting Paris and the blog Chocolate & Zucchini“I have always marveled at the French talent for educating their children in matters of taste. No age is considered too young to start learning to recognize quality food and to appreciate the pleasures of a shared table. Mardi Michels’ inviting new book creates the kind of allure that will excite children about cooking and leave them feeling empowered and proud of their results. A perfect place to set off on a lifetime adventure of good eating.” —Laura Calder, author of French Food at Home and The Inviting Life “Cooking French food with kids might sound like a recipe for disaster. But with veteran kids cooking teacher Mardi Michels as a guide, your tiny chefs will soon be whipping up everything from poulet rôti to profiteroles! With a clear, concise, and friendly directions, filled with practical advice, and luscious photos, In the French Kitchen with Kids makes French cuisine easy and accessible for all ages.” —Ann Mah, author of Mastering the Art of French Eating and The Lost Vintage “We love this collection of irresistible recipes and useful kitchen tips. But the real star of the book is Mardi’s warm and confident encouragement that kids and parents alike can master delicious French food.” —Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh, authors of The School Year Survival Cookbook and How to Feed a Family“Mardi Michels’s knowledge and dedication to teaching the next generation about the joys of cooking the French classics is obvious, and her fun, thoughtful approach is not only inspiring, it’s totally infectious! My family and I can’t wait to take her with us on our next kitchen adventure.” —Gail Simmons, food critic, TV host and author of Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating