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Kids In The Kitchen

By  Lynn O'Rourke Hayes   

ft south of france ts 10-5-2010 4-36-41 am

Chop. Peel. Slice. Your kids will learn life skills while expanding their creativity when you share the joy of cooking. Whether the lessons begin on your own backyard barbecue or within the international kitchens of the world, make a culinary experience the cornerstone of your next holiday.

1. Italian Style. Positano, Italy. Kids and their parents are welcomed into the kitchen to slice and dice their way to a better understanding of what makes the world love Italian food. You’ll grab a rolling pin and have fun making Pizza Margherita in the colors of the Italian flag. Trained chefs will provide the stories behind different pasta shapes and help families create sauces ranging from pesto to pumpkin. While practicing conversational Italian, who wouldn’t enjoy learning how the Romans first made gelato? Kids can help blend the fruit and then delight to the taste of orange blossom, exotic Indian fig, and chocolate and lemon ice cream-like concoctions. Contact: 617.247.4112;

2. Kids In the Kitchen. Carmel, CA. The whole family will enjoy this farm to table event that brings together more than 50 celebrated chefs at the Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club for a weekend of culinary celebration. From barbecue and wine seminars to artisanal cheese and gardening programs, the two-day event is chock full of great tips and tricks for adding zest to your own efforts. Specially designed kids programs enable young chefs to make and taste their own creations under the guidance of industry stars. September 25-26, 2010. Proceeds benefit local charities. Contact: 831.624.2888;

3. Classy Kids Cook. Cary, NC. In addition to specific cooking expertise, kids will learn planning, choice making, and team building along with a few math and science skills, all while creating healthy menus and delectable dishes. During these culinary camp sessions, children are encouraged to express their own creativity and enjoy their own creations. From baking and pastry arts to cuisines of the world, kids will come away with an expanded palate and fresh skills to contribute to the family kitchen. Contact: (919) 481-1645; 

4. Kiddie Cookers. Aspen, CO. Join in a summer camp program, team up with your kids for kitchen-style bonding or provide an aspiring junior chef with private lessons. They’ll learn about food preparation and healthy habits and experiment with French, Middle Eastern, Japanese and other international cuisines. Pair this educational experience with outdoor, high altitude fun in this trendy Rocky Mountain paradise. Contact: (970)544-0264;

5. Culinary Staycations. You don’t have to travel around the world to combine cooking and good times with your family. Bond in your own kitchen by experimenting with old family recipes. Visit the local farmers market and learn about locally available organic produce and other food items. Learn to make ice cream on a hot summer afternoon. Gather friends and relatives and share recipes and culinary tips and tactics. Check out what local culinary schools, hotels and restaurants offer that will get kids into the kitchen. Get creative and then enjoy the fruits of your labor together.

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