E-Mail 'Raising Little Chefs' To A Friend Email a copy of 'Raising Little Chefs' to a friend * Required Field Your Name: * Your E-Mail: * Your Remark: Friend's Name: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Friend's E-Mail: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Image Verification: * Loading ... 13 Responses to Raising Little Chefs Tat muminsearch November 8, 2011 at 6:35 am Your wife is so lucky, I’d love to have a chef at home! And your kids look like they are really enjoying cooking with you. It is absolutely true that if the kids ‘cook’ the food themselves they are more likely to at least give it a try later. Dionna codenamemama November 8, 2011 at 9:38 am I completely admire the fact that you took charge of your health by not only changing the eating habits you were raised with, but you went above and beyond – a chef!! Your sons are going to have incredible experiences cooking with you 🙂 Alicia C. amccrenshaw November 8, 2011 at 10:00 am You have some lucky kids! Being able to help prepare their food really is one of those life skills that they will be thankful for. When things get to boring for my little guy, I try to have a little bowl of whatever I’ve been chopping for him to snack on. Beaters and spoons are also great for this! Usually, by the ti,e he’s finished his snack, he’s ready to help again. Shellina Guthrie thefrugalflambe November 8, 2011 at 10:35 am Great job, Mike! So proud of your efforts- you’re an inspiration! Christine @ African Babies Don't Cry AfriBabesDntCry November 8, 2011 at 1:37 pm Its so great that you get your kids so involved, and let them experience so many different flavours and foods. Fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing Mike! Lauren Hobo_Mama November 8, 2011 at 2:22 pm Wonderful post — thank you for sharing! I really love that you went to such lengths to learn how to cook for your family’s sake. Sam does the cooking in our house, and I love seeing him pass on his love and flair for it to our son. Heather Swartz November 8, 2011 at 4:15 pm I love that you have your kids help prepare the food. My son is 19 months old and tries to help with everything. I have a wonderful husband who loves to expose our son and me to new veggies that I have never tried. As a result, my son eats pretty much anything, willingly. Annie Wenzel November 8, 2011 at 5:49 pm We did our best. We’re very proud of you Michael, and we love you. Mom and Dad Kelly BecomingCrunchy November 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm Resonated so much with this post! I grew up super picky and mainly on processed foods, and I just knew I wanted different for my daughter. I’m still frequently surprised (and gratified) when she munches on something happily that I would have turned my nose up to as a kid…I think our expectations have a lot to do with that! Thanks for sharing your experience. 🙂 Georgia yarnpirate November 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm you are a great dad, M. i am always so inspired seeing pictures & hearing stories of you cooking with your kids. Momma Jorje November 9, 2011 at 12:15 am I knew you went to culinary school. I knew you were a chef. I had no idea you started out as being inept in the kitchen! I started out only being able to prepare stuff that came in a box! I have never been terribly confident in the kitchen, though I get confident with some dishes with practice. Perhaps I really should go to culinary school! lol I’ve often looked at cooking classes, not so much for career, though. Thanks for sharing a glimpse of your life with us! wordplayhouse® wordplayhouse November 17, 2011 at 7:34 am I love sharing the joy of making good, healthy eats in the kitchen. Letting them be involved—at even the youngest ages—is wonderful and you are doing that. I also think an inspiring place to cook is a nice place to be making food together. We shared our (unusual) cheery kitchen today: http://www.wordplayhouse.com/2011/11/cheery-in-my-kitchen.html Wonderful cooking in the kitchen with kids tips you shared! Michelle shell03shell December 1, 2011 at 4:15 am My kids love helping out in the kitchen. Most of the time their help is in inverted commas but they learn so much. Last night, my youngest ‘helped’ with the vegetable preparation and when she asked, “Please may I eat one of these carrot sticks?” I knew it was all worthwhile.