I can’t say that I love to cook, but my daughter does. When we gave her Honest Pretzels for her first cookbook, she did not put it down for days. The possibilities of preparing food were very exciting to her, that’s why when I discovered another cookbook for kids that focuses on international cuisine, I knew my seven-year-old daughter would love it!
Handstand Kids doesn’t just offer a cookbook, but it is a kit. Each cookbook introduces kids to one country and comes with a cooking accessory. The first book in the series focuses on Italy and comes with a chef’s hat and cookbook packed in a pizza box. The Mexican kit comes in a plastic tortilla bag along with an oven mitt, and has been named Toy Directory’s Top Toy of 2008. The recipes are not vegetarian like Honest Pretzels; however, most of them can be adapted and they are all natural. I can’t wait to try the Wedding Cookies and Mexican Hot Chocolate (can you tell I have a sweet tooth?). Personally, I would prefer the Mexican kit came in something other than a plastic bag.
Handstand Kids’ motto is “Traveling the world, one recipe at a time.” What better way to experience multiculturalism than through food! When children help prepare food and feel empowered to make food choices through their own cookbooks and cooking products, they will eat more nutritiously.