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Introducing cooking activities for children #127

by on January 31, 2013
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   Meet Leah Cherry, founder of Skill It where she teaches children and their families how to cook, sew, make and grow, time-honored talents that remain essential for living well today.   Interview with Leah Cherry of Skill it talking about cooking with children

In this episode::


  • How to make a large batch of Quesadillas quickly for the family.
  • Getting out of a dinner rut and bring joy to the dinner table.
  • Introduction to Season’s Eating.
  • Cooking with kids in local communities and cooking clubs
  • Simple things you can do to make cooking accessible to all ages.
  • Reports of broccoli pesto
  • Home economics teachers
  • Making something with our hands
  • Being connected, handmade and home cooked
  • Learning how to grow and make stuff
  • Living in Hawaii and locally grown food
  • Why choose seasonal food for children?
  • Local, fresh and things that are in season- what foods and what that will make you feel ?
  • Cooking a complete meal isn’t a hard as it seems
  • there has to be cooking going on in the house
  • opportunities to be part of the cooking process
  • a fun test to try with the children
  • How we can help children to be comfortable and work well in the kitchen
  • When are good times to help
  • How do we unify the dinner experience so not so many different meals are served at the same time.
  • Dinners with bases lead to customized dinners
  • Two actions you’ve taken in the last two years that has had a positive effect on your life.


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2 Responses to “Introducing cooking activities for children #127”
  1. Shonda says:

    This was such a great interview! I want to do more cooking with my kids. Thanks for introducing me to Leah. I hope to sign up for the next Season’s Eatings.

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