My Little Sous Chef- Review and Giveaway

My Little Sous Che
Review and Giveaway

36861         I was recently sent a gorgeous set of cookbooks by My Little Sous Chef. It was a concept I’d not come across before, a cook book for the grown up, and a separate one for the child, with all the same recipes, but with the different instructions for adult and child, to make it easy for you to work in conjunction with each other to produce delicious meals. The children love having their own book, and their important jobs, being true vital helpers. The fact that they have their own instructions definiately makes them feel that they are more important in the process and therefore take it more seriously and feel more a part of it. They love cooking anyway, but having their very own recipe book was a real success for us.

 

I don’t know about yours, but my two are never happier then when they are sat on the counter tops getting stuck in, and making an incredible floury mess usually! 😀

 

 

The photography in the adult version is just stunning and the cartoon illustrations in the child’s are just perfect. It’s a beautiful set of books and we have really enjoyed testing out the recipes. The cheese biscuits went down particularly well and were a special lunch box treat. We made 3D dinosaurs and the recipe was perfect for that!

IMG_5414There are 30 recipes to make together, covering a whole range of dishes, from super simple to slightly more complicated ones. It definitely helps children to be involved in mealtimes in my opinion. When they have made something with their own hand, they are far more likely to want to eat it. Also, things that they are fussy about tend to change into a delicious thing to try when they have made it themselves.

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The recipes are organised into sections, light bites, meals and desserts, and then in the adult book, there are four extra recipes under the ‘Cook it yourself’ section for english muffins, custard, puff pastry and shortcrust pastry, all the basics that you can make so many different meals from. My kids actually love helping with pastry and so they can help you with them all as they get older. There are great reminders at the start of each recipe reminding them to undertake the basic hygiene of tying hair back and washing hands, often having someone else say it is more effective…..or is that just my two?! 

We’ve had a blast testing out this book and thanks to the lovely people at My Little Sous Chef, you have the opportunity to as well! Just enter the competition below for a chance to win a copy of the books to try with your children.
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18 Comments

  1. Awesome, my daughter Aspen is so obsessed with cooking. It’s always great to have a really good cookbook #bigpinklink

  2. This is such a good idea. Mine is too young to help out but already likes to read recipe books with pictures of kids in! #bigpinklink

  3. That sounds like so much fun! My daughter is still too young to help out with cooking, though I bet she’d love getting her hands on all the food and generally making a mess of everything. #bigpinklink

  4. This is SUCH a good idea!! One of the only activities my two will fully engage in, is cooking/baking with me. They love all the making of cakes/biscuits/muffins/treat things, but anytime they see me go anywhere near a saucepan, they are pulling chairs up to the hob, trying to ‘help!’ This would be perfect for them!! I can’t get your competition thing to load at the moment, it’s just buffering-I’ll have to try again later! Hope your hols are amazing!!

  5. What a fab idea! My kids LOVE baking, they literally ask me every day can we bake! This book looks great, will enter the competition now! #bigpinklink

  6. I think this is a brilliant idea. Mine love cooking and I’ve always encouraged it. They often cook the family meal for me, so I really recommend building up their confidence in cooking and this is a great way to do that. Thank you for sharing. Alison x #BigPinkLink

  7. These books are such a wonderful idea, my toddler already loves sitting on the counter whilst I bake and I can imagine she would love something like this in the future!! xx

  8. I’ve never seen anything like that either but it’s SUCH a good idea! My little girl would love this!

    #Bigpinklink

  9. Lovely idea! Might give the competition a go as mine all love cooking! I just wish they loved the tidying up as much Xx #bigpinklink

  10. Ah how cute, that’s a lovely idea. Great to get the kids interested in cooking!

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  11. Those look like gorgeous books!! #bigpinklink

  12. ThAts a really fab idea I love it. Unfortunately mine are too young but it’s something I’d certainly like to do with mine when they’re older xx #bigpinklink

  13. Definitely something to keep in mind for my eldest. He loves cooking and we’re having our kitchen redone so there’s room for him to help!

  14. Wow these books look amazing! My girls would definitely love them, such a great giveaway! Xx

  15. Oh that’s a really nice idea! Of course, I can’t currently imagine any point at which I would want to let my kids in the kitchen to cook! But maybe when they’re no longer toddler terrors! #bigpinklink

  16. We bake together a lot and I love it. Getting surprisingly good at it too#bigpinklink

  17. Heather Morrison

    We realised quite early on that my little boy will eat it if he helped make it (that’s how we get his to eat mushrooms) such a brilliant idea xx

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