Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: EDIBLE EDITION gives you 52 delicious ways to explore food science in your own kitchen by making everything from healthy homemade snacks to scrumptious main dishes and mind-boggling desserts.When you step into your kitchen to cook or bake, you put science to work. Physics and chemistry come into play each time you simmer, steam, bake, freeze, boil, puree, saute, or ferment food. Knowing something about the physics, biology, and chemistry of food will give you the basic tools to be the best chef you can be. Bodacious Bubble Tea, Flavorful Fruit Leather, Super Spring Rolls, Mouthwatering Meatballs…divided by course, each lab presents a step-by-step recipe for a delicious drink, snack, sauce, main dish, dessert, or decoration. The Science Behind the Food section included with each recipe will help you understand the science concepts and nutrition behind the ingredients. Have fun learning about:
- Bacteria and the chemical process of fermentation by making your own pickled vegetables.
- Emulsion as you create your own vinaigrette.
- How trapped water vapor causes a popover to inflate as you make your own.
- Crystals by making your own ice cream.
Mix and match the recipes to pair pasta with your favorite sauce, make ice cream to serve in homemade chocolate bowls, or whip up the perfect frosting for your cake. There are plenty of fun, edible decorations included for the art lovers in the crowd. Before long, you’ll have the confidence to throw together a feast, bake and decorate show-worthy cakes, or use what you’ve learned to create your own recipes. For those with food allergies, all recipes are nut-free and other allergens are clearly labeled throughout. Let’s get cooking—and learning! The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Liz Lee Heinecke has loved science since she was old enough to inspect her first butterfly. After working in molecular biology research for 10 years and earning her master’s degree, she left the lab to kick off a new chapter in her life as a stay-at-home mom. Soon, she found herself sharing her love of science with her three kids as they grew, chronicling their science adventures on her KitchenPantryScientist website. Her desire to share her enthusiasm for science led to regular television appearances, an opportunity to serve as an Earth Ambassador for NASA, and the creation of an iPhone app. Her goal is to make it simple for parents to do science with kids of all ages, and for kids to experiment safely on their own. Liz graduated from Luther College and received her master’s degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is the author of Kitchen Science Lab for Kids, Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: Edible Edition, Outdoor Science Lab for Kids, and STEAM Lab for Kids.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: Edible Edition by Liz Lee Heinecke is a cookbook that is packed full of fun and educational recipes. This book turns everyday food into a science experiment that both kids and adults can learn from. Topics such as fermentation and emulsion are presented in an interesting and engaging manner to spark your quest for knowledge. Hands-on learning is one of the best ways to excite kids about science and food. The collection of recipes in this book are kid-friendly instructional “labs.” As you make foods like pizza and ice cream, the science behind how the ingredients work together are presented in easy, yet fascinating experiments. ❀ DELICIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL What is unique about this recipe book for kids is the fact that many of the recipes are adapted from ones by well-known chefs, such as Julia Child and Yotam Ottolenghi. This makes creating the recipes with kids more thrilling as an adult because these dishes provide not only learning, but a delicious treat to enjoy. I tried the Bodacious Bubble Tea and found the process to be both simple and yummy. I highly recommend Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: Edible Edition to anyone wanting to know a bit more about the scientific aspects of the food we eat. It is a suitable book for all ages, and I am sure that these authentic learning experiences will be thrilling for kids. I am looking forward to checking out the other books in this series as well.
What a fabulous way to get kids interested in food and producing very interesting and "cool" edible food. This book is pure fun for the kids in your life, as well as the big people, who will want to become involved in this fun science lab. Yes science lab, as this book is not only about yummy food production but about the science behind the food, such what makes corn pop and what is the secret about making mozzarella, there are a lot more of these questions as food is being prepared and dissected (and eaten) Love the book, so will the "kids" in the family and friends. Great photos, facts and information.
Great book! Teaches kids science while they make (or help make) very kid-friendly recipes. Starts with an overview of how the "Labs" (recipes) are written and a section on food safety, explained in easy to understand terms for kids. Includes items from drinks to snacks to meals and desserts. There are recipes for making your own root beer and cheese! There are some recipes in here that kids may not have tried before, but framing it as a science experiment would likely help them be more willing to taste. All recipes have an equipment list along with the ingredients, a difficulty rating, and a series of color photos showing the steps. They also explain "the science behind the food" to cover what is happening with the dish and why. This book is perfect for school age kids to work with parents or on their own as they get older, to learn both how to cook and the science behind it. I received an ebook ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I think this book will appeal to a wide variety of kids. It has great recipes, with the level of difficulty clearly stated, so beginners will be able to try their hand, but those up for a challenge will also have options. Kids that are into cooking will love the variety of recipes and understanding why they word. Kids that are into science will be able to the practical side of it all. Overall a great cookbook with fun link to science! Thanks to NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.