Gadgetology: Kitchen Fun with Your Kids, Using 35 Cooking Gadgets for Simple Recipes, Crafts, Games, and Experiments

 
9781458782236: Gadgetology: Kitchen Fun with Your Kids, Using 35 Cooking Gadgets for Simple Recipes, Crafts, Games, and Experiments

Getting kids involved in the kitchen at an early age is a great, hands-on way to introduce them to new foods and teach them valuable skills. Gadgetology makes it fun - kids and parents alike will love this activity book, chock-full of experiments, recipes, and games using 35 kitchen gadgets. Parents will appreciate spending quality time with their children, broadening their kitchen horizons at an early age. Children will love using ''grown-up'' gadgets - from an apple peeler to a whisk - to play games, try simple recipes, make crafts, and conduct fun experiments. A box grater is certainly handy for shredding mozzarella to make Super Easy Lasagna, but its also great for shredding crayons onto wax paper to be ironed into ''stained glass.'' Leftover walnut shells cracked with a nutcracker for Fudgy Walnut Brownies turn into perfect sailboats. In Gadgetology, Pam Abrams offers so many creative, fun, and safe uses for everyday gadgets that the kitchen will become an educational playground. An avid cook and self-described ''gadget junkie,'' Pam has been cooking with her two children since they were in highchairs. She recently began encouraging other kids to engage their curiosity and interest in food and gadgets through teaching cooking classes at home in Brooklyn, New York.

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Pam Abrams is a writer and editor with a special interest in kids and food. She is the senior vice president of Downtown Bookworks, a book packaging company in New York City. She received her B.A. from the State University of New York, Purchase College, and began her editorial career as an associate editor at Harpers magazine. She later worked as executive editor of Parents magazine, editor-in-chief of Child magazine, and vice president and editorial director of eToys.com. Most recently, she was vice president and editor-in-chief of Scholastics Parent & Child magazine. Her articles have appeared in Parents, Scholastics Parent & Child, and O magazines, as well as the Chicago Tribune. She is the author of the childrens book Now I Eat My ABCs. Abrams is a member of the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) and is on the Board of Directors of Consumers Union. She has appeared on many national and local radio and television programs.

Review:

In this terrific book, author Pam Abrams unlocks the fun and educational potential in common kitchen gadgets from games to crafts to experiments to cooking. Gadgetology is a wonderful resource for parents, camp directors, teachers, and anyone else looking for fresh ways to have fun with kids in the kitchen. -- Jeff Solomon, Executive Director of the National Camp Association

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