Cooking with My Dad, the Chef: 70+ kid-tested, kid-approved (and gluten-free!) recipes for YOUNG CHEFS! (Hardcover)

Cooking with My Dad, the Chef: 70+ kid-tested, kid-approved (and gluten-free!) recipes for YOUNG CHEFS! By Verveine Oringer, Ken Oringer Cover Image

Cooking with My Dad, the Chef: 70+ kid-tested, kid-approved (and gluten-free!) recipes for YOUNG CHEFS! (Hardcover)


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Mochi Waffles with Salted Caramel Sauce for breakfast. Ramen Cacio e Pepe for dinner. Triple Chocolate brownies for dessert. Verveine Oringer and her dad, James Beard Award-Winning chef and restaurateur Ken Oringer, share their favorite family recipes designed to help kids (and their families) cook like chefs, too!

In this groundbreaking cookbook, 13-year-old Verveine Oringer and her dad, chef and restaurateur Ken Oringer, share over 70 kid-tested and kid-approved recipes that are doable, delicious, and also happen to be gluten free. After Verveine was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 10, she and her dad started exploring how to make gluten-free versions of their favorite dishes—and what naturally gluten-free ingredients they could use. From Miso-Banana Bread to Crispy, Cheesy Quesadillas to the best gluten-free Fresh Pasta you’ll ever eat—plus a chapter of chef-y recipes thoughtfully explained by Ken—this book makes it easy (and fun!) for young chefs and their families to make restaurant-worthy food at home. Plus, each recipe has been kid tested and kid approved by America’s Test Kitchen Kids’ at-home kid recipe testers (15,000 families and counting!).
Verveine Oringer has grown up in her dad’s restaurants and they’ve cooked together since she was old enough to sit up on the kitchen counter. After she was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 10, she and her dad started exploring how to make gluten-free versions of her favorite foods, and what naturally gluten-free ingredients they could cook with. Ken Oringer is one of Boston’s most notable chefs and restaurateurs with over 30 years of industry experience. The early success of his first restaurant, Clio, earned Ken a James Beard Award for Best Chef Northeast in 2001. Ken has opened restaurants around Boston as well as abroad to much critical acclaim, including Uni, Toro, Coppa, and Little Donkey. Editor: America’s Test Kitchen has been teaching home cooks how to be successful in the kitchen for 25 years. The mission of America’s Test Kitchen Kids is to build a new generation of empowered cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters. Learn more at
Product Details ISBN: 9781954210356
ISBN-10: 1954210353
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen Kids
Publication Date: March 7th, 2023
Pages: 224
Language: English
“This book is fun for families, young people, and anyone with a big appetite for food and life—it’s very digestible(ha!). Ken and Verveine did a fantastic job!” —Rachael Ray

“Cooking with my daughter, Sophie, has brought me years of happiness. The Oringer family knows that feelingall too well. In this thoughtful new book, they tackle the difficult task of satisfying kids with deliciousness whilenavigating the speed bumps of gluten. Truly, a book for how families should be eating today!” —Bobby Flay

“Cooking with My Dad, the Chef is very original and great fun but also a serious read that will get kids into thekitchen and lead to more meals being eaten together as a family. Kids will learn valuable lessons about flavor,choosing ingredients, and nutrition. A fun, wonderful addition to the family bookshelf.” —Jacques Pépin

“From coastal Italian cuisine to Spanish tapas to killer sushi, chef Ken can (and has) done it all at the highest level.Along with his daughter, Verveine, Ken tackled one of his biggest challenges, cooking without gluten. Leave it tothe real-deal Oringers to make even the most challenging dishes easy, fun, and delicious.” —Guy Fieri

“As a chef and the father of two young kids, I’ve learned that there’s no better way to raise good eaters than to getthem involved in the kitchen often and early. What a pleasure to see my old mentor Ken Oringer teaming up withthe folks at America’s Test Kitchen Kids to bring us this fun, usable book packed with smart recipes and techniquesdesigned to empower parents and their children in the kitchen as they explore a huge range of globe-trottingflavors. That it addresses such a common dietary constraint is just the icing on the gluten-free funfetti cupcake.It’s no exaggeration to say that I owe my career to the lessons I learned while working for Ken and at America’sTest Kitchen. What a culinary dream team!” —J. Kenji López-Alt

“One of the biggest joys in life is cooking with family. So this cookbook from one of the best chefs in the country,Ken Oringer, along with his talented daughter, Verveine, is your guide to family cooking. The recipes are not onlydelicious, smart, and easy to follow, they are also all gluten-free! With great explanations on cooking techniques,equipment, and ingredients, this book will be used by all in your family, so get cooking!” —Ming Tsai

“This father-daughter team has created a must-have cookbook for kids of all ages. And, when it comes to food,there aren’t many people I look up to more than Ken.” —Nick DiGiovanni

"Cooking with My Dad, the Chef from America’s Test Kitchen, is not just a cookbook but a heartwarming and mouthwatering celebration of family and the love of food. This book features a collection of gluten-free and family-friendly recipes perfect for kids of all ages, written by Boston chef Ken Oringer and his daughter Verveine, who grew up in her dad’s restaurants.
With step-by-step instructions and fun comic-style illustrations, it’s a great way to interest your kids in cooking. From Mochi Waffles to Beef Bourguignon and Lemon Italian Ice, this book offers a range of recipes for all skill levels. It’s a must-have for any family who loves to cook and eat delicious food together, which is how it made it on the summer reading list."
-- Daily Mom