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Tiebing Zhang, cofounder and CTO of Circle Media, stands with Oregon's Mount Hood in the background.

Clutch Tools to Curb Screentime? Dumplings, Popcorn, and Conversation

Tiebing Zhang is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Circle, the Portland-based company created to help families manage kids’ use of screens and technology. (The Circle Home Plus product and app allow parents to monitor screentime and content consumption on a full range of devices.) He’s also a father of two, with a distinct …

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Can Cooking With Kids Develop Their Emotional Intelligence? The Science Says Yes.

There is no shortage of research today documenting the health benefits of teaching kids about cooking—from understanding the origins of ingredients to learning S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics). These things combined give our kids a leg up in making better food choices throughout life, but what often goes unrecognized is the role …

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Chef Carla Contreras

Carla Contreras Makes It Special

Carla Contreras is one of those epic modern kitchen heroes: a culinary reality TV star (Chopped, Cook Your Ass Off), a seasoned pro chef, and a mom who dispenses healthy and empowering wisdom via her own popular blog. We caught up with Carla to talk about life at the cutting board and stove. She was …

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Ben Jacobsen of Jacobsen Salt stands by the sea.

The Salt King of the Northwest Tells Kids How to Shake Up Big Flavor

Here at Little Sous, lately we’re thinking about spices—how these mystical flavor agents can help kids unlock the next level in the kitchen. And it hit us: The most elementary “spice,” salt, is something we can take for granted, something most people don’t really know much about. (It’s always fun to tell kids that salt …

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Cookbook author Odette Williams smiles and laughs, piece of cake in hand.

Odette Williams Says: Make More Cake

True confession: Odette Williams gives us hero-worship vibes. The Australia native launched a line of high-quality kids’ kitchen gear about seven years ago, championing an inclusive, laid-back approach to cooking with the whole family. Her new book Simple Cake puts this philosophy on the page, laying out dead-simple recipes designed for regular use, experimentation, participation, …

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