Cooking with My Dad, the Chef

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Adventurous Recipes for Families to Make Together

Get 70+ kid-tested, kid-approved (and gluten-free!) recipes for young chefs from Ken & Verveine Oringer!

America's Test Kitchen kid tester Verveine Oringer and her dad, James Beard Award-winning chef Ken Oringer, bring young chefs into their kitchen and share 70+ kid-tested, kid-approved (and super creative!) recipes that are approachable, exciting, and delicious.

From Miso-Banana Bread for breakfast to Chicken Milanesa for dinner—plus a chapter of chef-y recipes (think Maki (Sushi Rolls), Spaghetti with Squid Ink Sauce, and Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars) thoughtfully explained by Ken—this book will take young chefs and their families on a culinary journey.

"This book is fun for families, young people, and anyone with a big appetite for food and life—it’s very digestible (ha!)."

— Rachel Ray

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70+ Recipes


224 Pages

Kid Friendly

Kitchen Tested

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Gourmet and gluten-free

Each recipe is doable, delicious, AND gluten-free: After Verveine was diagnosed with celiac disease, the Oringer family changed the way they ate. Together, Verveine and Ken found ways to create approachable recipes that feel a little fancy but are perfect for young chefs!

Cook with the whole family!

Created for kids and families to have fun cooking together and creating restaurant-worthy dishes at home:
• includes a photo for every recipe and many recipe step photos as well
• equipment and ingredient lists help young cooks prepare before they start cooking
• comic-inspired illustrations throughout the cookbook to entertain young chefs

Learn from a pro

Ken Oringer is a James Beard Award-winning chef and one of Boston’s most notable restaurateurs.