Creating A Cookbook Just For Kids, By Kids
“How would you like to write a cookbook with me?” said local resident Nancy Silcox to her three granddaughters, Avery, Mae and Clara. A simple question that began a project, which has produced a wonderful new cookbook, called Kids In The Kitchen – 80 Recipes by Kids, To Kids, For Kids. Quizzing her granddaughter’s classmates at Salem Public School about their favourite foods was only the beginning. Nancy and her granddaughters were able to gather recipes from as far away as South Sudan, Ghana and Uganda in Africa; Rome, Italy and across Canada and Ontario from Windsor to Ottawa. After months of editing by Nancy, a few professional photography sessions and layout by a local graphic designer the project is now complete. But what makes this cookbook unique is that entire book has been produced by kids, to kids and for kids. These dishes are all foods that kids love to make and eat.
Nancy is grateful to the many service clubs, businesses and individuals that helped sponsor the cookbook to get it off the ground. For this reason, proceeds from the sales will go to two local charitable organizations both centered here in Waterloo Region that feeds hungry kids – Nutrition For Learning and DreamShare Uganda. Relish and Words Worth Books have partnered to help launch the cookbook on Saturday October 14th. Relish will be hosting a book signing and three cooking demonstrations with the “child” authors and Nancy from 11 am to 1:45 pm then additional book signings and samplings at Words Worth Books in Uptown Waterloo from 2:00 – 4:30pm. Please stop in at either location to purchase an autographed copy of this delightful cookbook and meet some of the wonderful recipe contributors. In the meantime, this Apple & Turkey Quesadilla recipe from the cookbook is written by brother and sister chef-duo Redden and Calla. Sure to satisfy any aged cook this dish is great as a weekend breakfast, lunch or quick dinner with just and added side salad. It also is a great way to use up turkey leftovers in a kid-friendly way.
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