Review: Kitchen Basics: Rules, Tools, and Etiquette – plus a terrific giveaway for homeschooling families!
(Kitchen Basics: Rules, Tools, and Etiquette was provided to me by Ginger Kids for the purpose of review.)
Multicultural cooking company Ginger Kids’ Fun makes it simple for parents to get cooking with kids with their recently launched Kitchen Basics: Rules, Tools and Etiquette – a cookbook introducing children to the kitchen with delicious recipes that celebrate other cultures. These simple recipes let kids easily prepare meals such as Hungarian Crepes and Sushi rolls. Cartoon characters such as Jeffrey Referee, Anna Bandana and Nine Ballerina share tips throughout the book on cooking rules, tools and etiquette.
Kitchen Basics: Rules, Tools and Etiquette features:
~ The ABCs of Baking including important kitchen safety tips
~ Nutrition checklist
~ Cooking terms and tools
~ Measurement and common abbreviation table
~ Dinner table etiquette tips
This book has caused quite a bit of excitement at our house, and has made the kids want to help with dinner – which is a pretty cool thing! Jonathan was so excited to try some of the recipes that he even sat down and read all the ABCs of baking and safety tips and read through all the recipes to decide which one to try first. And he’s my “Aw, Mom, do I have to read?” kid.
The great thing about this book is that it isn’t just a cookbook; it also includes a lot of great information to get your kids familiar with the different utensils, measurements, and skills needed to follow any recipe.
Now, for the really exciting part:
Passport to the World Membership Giveaway
Would you love to embark on a world adventure with your kids, without ever having to pack a suitcase? The Passport to the World Club from Ginger Kids Fun! is the perfect way to give your child an exciting, hands-on world adventure in the comfort of your home! By choosing one of two affordable monthly membership options, kids will have a blast cooking up new international cuisine, interacting with children from other cultures, learning new languages and more.
The monthly membership provides a fascinating view of the world by engaging the five senses. Children will experience a wide variety of activities in a magical, interactive online journey of each monthly destination. They will listen to a fun-filled musical tour of each cultural destination with a CD from Putumayo Kids. A hands-on cooking experience teaches kids to practice their creativity and imagination, and the result will fill their senses with delightful aromas and delicious flavors.
The Passport to the World Club membership will be available for purchase at www.gingerkidsfun.com starting September 2009. Memberships can be purchased on a month to month basis or as a twelve month VIP package. Sample destinations include Jamaica, Greece, Italy and Israel! Those that join the twelve month program will receive a FREE welcome package complete with Ginger Kids apron, Kitchen Basics: Rules, Tools & Etiquette cookbook binder, Cookbook binder with country tabs to store 12-months of recipes and a Ginger Kids Passport.
To celebrate the Passport to the World launch on 9/9/09, Ginger Kids Fun! is hosting ‘9 Days of Giveaways’ and is giving one lucky reader a three-month online membership. Kids will love the easy –to-navigate online portal providing an entertaining and educational platform to learn about different cultures. Watch a preview of the site here.
Doesn’t that sound terrific? I am really excited about this giveaway. Here are the details:
~ For one entry, leave a comment on this post.
~ For a second entry, post about this giveaway on your own blog, with a link to this post. Then come back and leave a comment with the link to your post for verification.
~ For a third and/or fourth entry, post this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook, and then leave a comment telling me which one you did.
~ All entries must be received by 11:59 pm PST, September 6, 2009. On Monday, September 7th, I will use Random.org to draw a winner. I will then forward the winner’s e-mail to GingerKids and they’ll contact the winner with information about signing on to their free membership.