Today, I was invited to attend lunch at Compass Star Montessori, where the fourth graders (both of them) had prepared a Brazilian feast as part of their studies about Brazil.
The two tiny cooks, Sasha Keehn and her classmate, Alex Boone, researched Brazilian cuisine and hand-picked recipes from the Internet. Though Sasha’s mom, Kim, was a kitchen assistant, the two girls did most of the chopping, mixing and cooking themselves.
Wow, it was delicious, and I’m not just saying that because I like these kids. I’m ashamed to say I’d never eaten a kale salad, but thanks to these two miniature chefs, it’s going to become a regular staple in my salad-making repertoire.
I love it when kids learn to cook, which is why I sent my daughter to cooking camp this summer at Cooking at Bonnie’s Place and why I’m so excited about next week, when I’ll get to help her and her classmates make pumpkin cake for her school’s Thanksgiving Feast. Other classes will be peeling potatoes and performing other prep tasks.
Also on my to-do list: Catch the next season of this awesome-sounding show.
Any fabulous kid cooking going on in your life?