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5 Authentic Spanish Cookbooks & Recipe Books For Kids

In family cooking, besides the purpose of making food for all the members, enjoying the process together is also the thing that makes cooking a happy time and connects everyone. Mainly, cooking with children can be great fun as it gets them interested in and appreciate food much more through the process of helping adults cooking.

Children can join in cooking at any age with kid-friendly cookbooks to make recipes fun and engaging for them. From general food for kids to specific cuisine, you can find sources to further reference. As a result, if you intend to spend time cooking Spanish food with your kids, let’s check out 5 Spanish cookbooks for Kids in this article.

Let’s Cook Spanish, A Family Cookbook: Vamos a Cocinar Espanol, Recetas Para Toda la Familia

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“Lovely kids cookbook but some recipes area little difficult for children.” – Mobylette69

In Spanish, hogar means home but does not only about “family house” but also “the hearth” where the fire is. In the particular introduction, the author has shown that the kitchen is the spiritual center of the house and is the perfect place to learn about Spain’s rich sharing culture. Through this book, children can explore the art and joy of Spanish food, language, and culture with your family. 

With the emphasis on fresh ingredients and hands-on preparation, Gabriela Llamas presents 30 of the most classic, traditional Spanish dishes from tapas (small bites) and pinchos (skewered bites), meat and fish, vegetables and salads, as well as sweets. All of them are optimized for your whole family to cook and enjoy together. Each recipe is all bilingual with the left-hand page in English and mirrored in Spanish on the right, including even the food terms that family could learn the language at the same time. Moreover, notes on Spanish culture and suggested menus for your next family fiesta are also mentioned.

Some recipes that you can preview in this book are Vegetable Cocas, Spanish pizza, Chicken in Pepitoria, Cold Vegetable Soup, or Torrijas, Spanish French toast. This interactive cookbook with a cultural guide will be very likely to arouse your child’s imagination and creativity.

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Gabriela Llamas, who is a chef and teacher of Spanish cooking. As a chef, she has organized trips for the Culinary Institute of America and the Spanish Ministry of Commerce. She also taught many classes for children with the name “Mothers and children cook together” at Alambique Cooking School, including family groups from America, Australia, UK, France, and New Zealand. Besides, Gabriela Llamas also contributed articles about Spanish cuisine for Vogue Spain, Vogue Australia, Food & Wine, and Cuisine N Zealand. Now she lives in Madrid.

The World In My Kitchen: Global recipes for kids to discover and cook

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“Inspiring children to cook and travel” – IlanaWD

As shown in the title, this book will take children thousands of miles away with the young, nutritious dishes of various lands, including Spain. The role of the book is to help little kids to seek out countries and cuisines. With simple recipes and suggested substitutions, children will open up their eyes on different tastes, aroma, and cuisines using fresh, organic and easy-to-source ingredients.

About the Author: The authors of this cookbook are Sally Brown and Kate Morris. Sally Brown is the mom of two teenage daughters and her parents were caterers and food retailers. Originating from her passion for cooking and belief in young children’s ability to achieve and learn from cooking that her two girls are the live proofs, Sally launched The Purple Kitchen Company in 2000. 

Committed to creating an authentic business, Sally welcomed Kate Morris to the company and focused on offering creative cooking classes for kids aged two and over. Sally took time away from her work to raise her family after a prosperous career in corporate PR & marketing, including leading the lucrative launch of a B2C US company in the UK.

Let’s Cook with Kids / Vamos a Cocinar con Los Ninos

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“In addition to the recipes, there is a single page that encourages caretakers to get kids involved in the kitchen.” – In My Opinion

Northeast Valley Health Corporation WIC program is a Supplemental Nutrition Program for low-income Women, Infants, and Children and Let’s Cook with Kids / Vamos a Cocinar con Los Ninos is their 4th Cookbook. It has been stated that cooking with your kids is a perfect way to play while at the same time teaching them other things they will need when they begin school. Food can help explain concepts such as shapes, colors, and counting.

In this book, readers will find a variety of easy-to-prepare healthy recipes that both kids and adults will love. All of them are well-accepted by the WIC kids who participated in our taste testing and provide great ideas for healthy menus. The dishes range from snacks to main dishes featuring a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain products. Kids and their families will likely have fun preparing these recipes together. 

About the author: The editor of this cookbook is Katie Klarin Romey, who also contributes edition of Let’s Cook/Vamos A Cocinar. 

¡Que vivan los chefs! (Hooray for Chefs!)

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“An interesting option for anyone who wants to learn Spanish or already use this language” – Sam.

If a kid is really interested in cooking and seriously thinking of working in that hobby in the future, what will adults do? Parents simply could equip children with essential information about this career, such as how chefs work behind the scenes making the delicious meals you eat at your favorite restaurant so that kids could imagine and understand then practice. With age-appropriate critical thinking questions, vivid photographs, and a photo glossary, this cookbook is sure to help build nonfiction learning skills for the kids.

About the author: The author of this cookbook is Kurt Waldendorf. He is the author of enormous books in the series on the various career that providing useful information for young children such as ¡Que vivan los granjeros! (Hooray for Farmers!), ¡Que vivan los obreros de construcción! (Hooray for Construction Workers!), Hooray for Construction Workers!, Hooray for Veterinarians!, and so on. All of them are in Spanish.

The International Cookbook for Kids

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“I like it. The book has easy recipes for kids” – ruben reyes

As you can see in the title, The International Cookbook for Kids is packed with features that make cooking a snap thanks to 60 classic recipes from Italy, France, China, and Mexico. You can totally pick up some Spanish-similar recipes from Mexico cuisine or a special taco-party section. 

Carrying more than 100 full-color photographs and illustrations attached with easy-to-follow recipe format, the kids will definitely eager every cooking time. All the recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts are kid-tested and supplied with chef’s tips on ingredients, nutrition, and technique for parents. Moreover, since the cooks are naughty children, the safety section discussing necessary kitchen precautions are also included.

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Matthew Locricchio, who is also the author of several cookbooks aim at the object of teen such as Teen Cuisine: New Vegetarian, The 2nd International Cookbook for Kids.

We hope you like this post and finally find out your favorite Spanish cookbook for kids. Meanwhile, you’re welcome to explore our site and discover more cookbook recommendations from the same cuisine.

Doris Frasier

Hi. I'm Doris! I am a foodie that has traveled to 78 countries and loves trying cuisines from different countries. I try anything related to food and share my opinions on this blog. Send me a message with any requests!
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