Mamma, Let’s Cook, by Maria Castellano, is filled with easy recipes, beautiful pictures and meals that will please everyone in your home. This adorable cookbook is a great way to introduce children to the joys of Italian cooking.
Little M loves to help out in the kitchen. Whether it is washing vegetables, drying fruit, measuring (and sprinkling) flour or stirring ingredients, there is always something for him to do. Mamma, Let’s Cook shares those same ideas to get kids involved in cooking, which Castellano believes also teaches them about family values, love, respect for themselves and healthy eating. I couldn’t agree more! Some of my favorite moments with Little M happen when we are together in the kitchen. Even though it does sometimes take a little longer to complete a recipe, and there is usually a bit more of a mess, I can’t think of anything more worthwhile.
If you like the idea of introducing your little ones to the idea cooking together, but aren’t sure where to start, then this book is perfect for you! The recipes are simple, yet very appealing and is Castellano shares tips and suggestions about kitchen safety, setting the table (hint, this is a very kid-friendly job), and keeping things clean and tidy! I love that the recipes cover a wide range and we can’t wait to try them all! Chapters are divided with cute titles like Sunday Brunch, Pajama Party, Help! Exams! and Spring Picnic. We have bookmarked so many pages already and some of our favorites include Pancakes with Honey, Chocolate Buns, Wild Strawberry and Honey Smoothie, Risotto with Crispy Artichokes and Uncle Gufo’s Chicken Salad. The recipe for Mother’s Love Hearts make the most gorgeous heart cookies for Mother’s Day (or any day)!