Growing up, my most-loved cookbook was from Klutz publishing: Kids Cooking, A Very Slightly Messy Manual. It came with a set of colorful (and indestructible) measuring spoons. I remember using the cookbook to learn how to make scrambled eggs and salads — the basics, usually with a twist. I grew up helping my mother and grandmother cook and bake. It was watching them coupled with the accessibility of Kids Cooking that inspired my love of working in the kitchen. Part of what made this particular cookbook invaluable was that it was written for kids to teach them how to make a meal with limited supervision. In a format that was fun and easy to understand, it did just that.
Did you have a favorite cookbook as a kid? If so, what’s the name of it?