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VIDEO: Bryce and Jane Explore All Five Tastes By Making Mini Pizzas

 This project shows how the five tastes—salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and umami—can change the flavor of a dish. (For complete, step-by-step instructions for this extremely tasty form of education, get our Kitchen Academy box “Tongue Tied,” which offers many ways for kids to explore the five flavors.) Experiment with a simple tomato sauce, a few …

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VIDEO: Leona Makes Banana Pancakes

Bananas are one of the world’s most popular fruits—the average American eats 27 pounds of them each year!  But while we usually eat bananas straight from the peel, they can also be used in cooking. In this lesson,  you’ll make two kinds of pancakes, each using bananas in a different way. In the first pancake, bananas work as …

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VIDEO: Lily and Calder Make Nicoise

 In this video tutorial, kids will learn to make a niçoise (pronounced nee-swaz) salad. It’s a fun project, because although it looks fancy when it’s finished, the actual steps are very easy for kids to do themselves. There are many different styles of this French dish, and once you’ve learned how to make it, feel …

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VIDEO: Harper and Sam Make Ricotta

In this video tutorial, kids can learn how to make cheese from scratch. Creamy ricotta is one of the easiest cheeses to make at home, so it’s perfect for smaller helpers who want to participate by stirring. Unlike cheddar, Parmesan, and other harder cheeses that take many steps (and sometimes many years) to make, ricotta is an …

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Little Sous Kitchen Academy: A Creative Cooking Box for Kids

 What our culture has come to know as “kid-friendly” food is often just the opposite: Today’s kids are interested in much more than hot dogs and chicken fingers, and they can be highly capable, creative cooks—when we let them. As parents, we’ve found that most kids’ content doesn’t respect their intelligence and abilities when it comes …

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