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Parents can help prepare dinner recipes for the young chefs.

Children of all ages can learn many by helping grown-ups in the kitchen. This includes learning various measurements, the nutritional value of different foods, and how to successfully follow a recipe. The following contains information for any child interested in learning to cook like recipes for the young chefs.

One of the most vital tasks a parent can teach a child about cooking is reading the recipe before preparing the dish. In many cases, details are included near the end of a recipe’s directions that are important to know before cooking. In addition, parents should go over some common words used in cooking so a kid will understand the process. Introducing kids to various utensils in the kitchen is also a wise idea for parents. Teaching children the importance of handling knives for preparation and the importance of cleaning up after cooking.

Putting kids in charge of making a particular dish is a great way to encourage them to participate in cooking tasks in the kitchen. With the aid of a parent, a child can make a delicious dessert or appetizer to share with the family. The compliments and attention that kids receive from family members will likely encourage them to try another recipe. A feeling of success effectively motivates a child to explore their cooking talents.

Book Synopsis

A taste of home on generations of good food is what this book is all about. “Generations of Good Food,” authored by Eleanor Gaccetta, is a collection of recipes that spans six generations. It is a compilation of straightforward recipes and heartfelt stories of Italian life that brought families together around the table. This book is for everyone- a beginner in the kitchen, a food lover, or a professionally trained cook. The cookbook features nearly 200 recipes, including main dishes, loaves of bread, cakes, pies, cookies, and candy. Would you like to cook pasta dishes, Lemon Ricotta cookies, bake Sweet Easter bread or make Tiger Butter Fudge? 

Gaccetta’s second book features easy-to-follow instructions that will surely entice you to try and learn how to cook, bake and prepare great dishes. It also feature dinner recipes for the young chefs.

The Book As Told By Its Readers

“What makes Ellie’s Generations of Good Food special are the background stories featured in each recipe. Readers will find it delightful to learn new recipes and discover the history behind these family dishes. Generations of Good Food is a journey of family, tradition, stories, and the food that brings them together.” — Reviewed by Readers Magnet

Author’s Corner  

Eleanor (Ellie) Gaccetta, MBA, is an author, speaker, and home cook/baker. Formally, she was a legislative and policy analyst for the State of Colorado, the City, and County of Broomfield, and after leaving government services, she was a private contractor. Ellie’s almost forty-year career ceased when her mother fell and broke her hip at age 92.

Thus began Ellie’s own journey of being a 24/7 sole caregiver for her mother for the next nine and one-half years. During that time, her book One Caregiver’s Journey was born with personal memories, insight, and advice for caregivers. The book is a snapshot of the realities, changes, and challenges of caregiving. During the six months after her mother’s passing at age 102, Ellie journaled about her reintegration back into the world. “The biggest challenge to reintegration after nearly ten years of isolation has been to not be an outsider looking into the world that passed you by.”

Ellie’s second book, Generations of Good Food, wasn’t planned. It was a labor of love that consumed her time during the pandemic lockdown. It incorporates recipes, stories, and anecdotes from six generations of her Italian family. It is a book for the kitchen novice and seasoned cook and baker.

Today she lives in a suburb west of Denver where she enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, cooking, baking, and gardening. During the pandemic she committed to remaining healthy, getting in shape, and staying fit. After the pandemic, she walks 2-3 miles daily and has become a gym shark.