A colorful and engaging cookbook, written by teenage media stars The Kitchen Twins, with more than 75 accessible, fun, healthy, and delicious recipes for everyday cooking.
Lyla and Emily Allen are only in high school, but they know their way around the kitchen. They've been cooking for years (at home and on The Rachael Ray Show), so they quickly put beginners and budding chefs at ease with friendly advice, full-color photography, and step-by-step directions. They also introduce you to the basic tools a young chef needs, explaining how to stay safe in the kitchen and outlining techniques ranging from knife skills to ingredient swaps to how to photograph your food for social media or host a cooking party for friends. In short, there's something for everyone. With more than 75 recipes to choose from--from comfort foods such as Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese, to healthy options such as Green Power Smoothies, to family favorites such as Margherita Flatbread Pizza and Deep Dark Chocolate Pudding--you will have the chance to try dozens of new foods and master a wide range of cooking skills. As a bonus, virtually all of the recipes include vegetarian options and many have gluten-free or dairy-free options as well--so no matter your tastes, you will be delighted at the range of recipes that you can enjoy!
EMILY and LYLA ALLEN, known as The Kitchen Twins, got their first aprons and chef's hats at the age of three and they haven't stopped cooking since. Along the way, they discovered their love for creating fresh, natural recipes. At nine, the twins started their own blog, kitchen-twins.com. Soon after that, they won a local Shark Tank-style competition, allowing them to create and successfully test market "Make Your Own Kale Chips" kits. The teens have appeared on the Rachael Ray Show, Chopped Junior, Today Show, and Kid Food Nation, and in American Girl magazine. They live in New Jersey with their family, and in addition to cooking, they love the Adirondack mountains, animals, and playing lacrosse and field hockey--but they're not so keen on doing dishes, long car trips, or sharing the last of anything.