Jan 28, 2006, 6:58 PM
Post #21 of 24
Hi Claudine -
Yes, I am in DF, in Colonia Nápoles, spittin' distance from the World Trade Center.
I was at my bookclub on Thursday and met a woman who wants me to do a cooking party for her son who is 10yrs old. Apparently he is really in to cooking and she doesn't have the time to teach him, working fulltime. So, that may happen soon. She is going to see if a few of his friends are in to it and then let me know.
So, yeah, that is generally how it works out - get a few friends together, whether adult or kids, and then we have a class!
As far as your 4 year old, I think, why not? I was cooking at that age (well, with my sister who was 6!) What is most important at that age is to get the child feeling confident, curious and learning safety in the kitchen. If they have fun, learn safety and feel like they can succeed, then you have won most of the battle. So, at that age, I would do things like teaching about ingredients (smells, feel, some peeling), measuring, putting together things that aren't cooked, and perhaps making a fun drink (think ice cream, fruit and fizz!). Especially at that age, if they develop a dish or drink that they can make for the family, then they are so proud - it becomes 'my specialty', then they naturally progress from there. You have given me a challenge! Let me know when you come to the city and we'll talk about it!