My mom is an amazing cook. She doesn’t bother with measuring cups or spoons she just intuits how much of whatever ingredient a recipe may call for. She can slice any vegetable in the palm of her hand. I’m pretty sure she doesn’t own a cutting board. For all of her expertise, cooking is a life skill that passed me by until just a few years ago. The benefit of having a mom who’s a wiz in the kitchen is that I never needed to learn how to cook. A hot meal was always ready for me. Then I had kids.
While having a mom who’s a cooking genius means you don’t ever have to step foot in a kitchen, having a mom who is totally inept in that department forces one to start learning early. I’m determined that unlike myself my kids will go off to college with cooking skills so we just got them a membership to Tiny Chefs and Teen Chefs Cooking Club. Tiny and Teen Chefs is a private Facebook membership group with cooking classes and live cooking events.
My daughter developed an interest in cooking at an early age. She clearly learned early on that she would have to learn to cook and bake to have all the things she craves. She uses the cooking club to find new items to bake to satisfy her sweet tooth.
Her older brother has found his own path in the kitchen as well. He’s a teen boy with a big appetite. With a mostly clear summer quarantine schedule and access to a grill he indulged in his desire to learn to cook burgers, steaks and all the things that suit a hearty appetite.
The cooking club has given my youngest the confidence to find his way in the kitchen. When it was my time to learn to cook as an adult I discovered that I learned best by watching cooking demonstrations. That’s really helped my youngest the most. He’s a visual learner. Learning to cook by following a recipe that uses words that you don’t quite understand or utensils you can’t identify by name is overwhelming so it’s very easy to start with a program like Tiny and Teen Chefs. It’s also been really helpful in getting my picky eater to try new foods. Picky eaters are more willing to try new things when they’ve had a hand in creating it.
Tiny and Teen Chefs cooking club is offering a special membership deal for my readers. Use code LUNCH50 to $40 off an annual membership or one free month. The code expires on December 31st.
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