When Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, teamed up with Mary G. Enig to write Nourishing Traditions, the duo inspired half a million people to return to the wisdom of traditional human diets and start eating healthfully again. When Morell joined forces with Thomas S. Cowan for The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care, they created a comprehensive guide to nutrition for pregnant mothers, newborns, and children.
Enter the latest addition to the Nourishing Traditions bookshelf. Written by first-time author Suzanne Gross and Sally Fallon Morell, The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children will equip a whole new generation with the single most important skill necessary to enjoying a lifetime of good health: learning and loving how to prepare real food from natural, nutrient dense ingredients.
While an unfortunate number of cookbooks for kids focus on opening prepackaged ingredients and cutting various foods into cute shapes, the Cookbook for Children is something else entirely. It features beautiful illustrations, practical, step-by-step cooking tips, a full color pictorial overview of the recipe from beginning to end, and a range of simple, pared-down dishes with a focus on fresh, nutrient dense ingredients: Butter. Eggs. Raw milk. Meats. Fish. Broth. Fermented foods. Whole grains. Vegetables. These are the foods championed by the groundbreaking nutrition research of Weston A. Price—and learning how to cook them gives kids a huge head start on good health.
Parents and grandparents, uncles and aunts, caretakers and teachers—anyone involved in a young person’s life can use this book to teach confidence in the kitchen. Kids will love making the fermented grape “soda” and coconut popsicles with minimal adult supervision. They can expand their repertoire with whole new sections for healthy snacks, desserts, baked goods, lunches, and breakfast.
But don’t let the title fool you. The Cookbook for Children isn’t just for kids. It’s great for beginning cooks and cooks who want a primer on the basics before tackling some of the more complicated recipes from Nourishing Traditions.
If you’ve been looking for a great beginning cookbook that strikes the delicate balance of laying out simple recipes and explaining the fundamentals of good health, you won’t do better than the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children. This is a keeper that will introduce you and the children in your life to what it means to live and cook the “nourishing traditions” way.
About the Authors
Suzanne Gross lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Ziv, and their three children, Ariella, Natalie, and Ethan. For as long as she can remember, she’s loved books and music, and she’s written numerous short stories, poems, and songs. Cooking became one of her passions when she realized it was a necessary skill to keep her family healthy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science and at one time was planning to become a school librarian. She still thinks being a librarian or a teacher would be one of the best jobs in the world—second only to being a mom of course. This is her first book.
Sally Fallon Morell is the author of the bestselling cookbook Nourishing Traditions (with Mary G. Enig, PhD) as well as The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care (with Thomas S. Cowan, MD), Nourishing Broth (with Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN), and Eat Fat Lose Fat (with Mary G. Enig, PhD). She’s the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and founder of A Campaign for Real Milk. She is the leading voice for a return to traditional nutrient dense food.
I was so happy to see that Sally’s new cookbook has color photos of the ingredients and the finished product for each recipe! My 7-year-old daughter is thrilled to have this cookbook as her own! She’s already found a good number of recipes she loves and continues to look through it. I will be gifting this book to parents and kids. It’s an excellent way to get them started with “Real Food” cooking.
—Annika L. Rockwell
I am thrilled that Nourishing Traditions has a version for children. So few children know anything about food or how to cook—what a deficit. I purchased it as a gift for a girl turning 11. Also purchased an apron for her. I read through the book before giving it as a gift and absolutely loved the illustrations and the ease with which the recipes can be made. The 11-year-old LOVED the book (and the apron), and she immediately began looking through the book to decide what she wanted to make. Her mother was delighted too, as she has wanted her daughter to begin to learn to cook. Thank you to Sally Fallon Morell and Suzanne Gross. I highly recommend this book.
Geared for younger children 7–10, written on a level they can comprehend. However, for those new to traditional methods, this book is a gem as it lays out how to prepare many of the basics. Thank you so much!!!