Cookbooks for Kids – Learn to Make Food from Around the World

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 Cookbooks for Kids – Learn to Make Food from Around the World

A fun way to teach children about other countries and cultures is with food! 

We often combine our geography, history, and literature lessons with cooking.  This offers a creative (and tasty) way to learn about traditions and customs all around the world.  It also gives our kids a chance to try new foods and learn basic food preparation skills.

Here are a few cookbooks to help your family discover food from around the world:

Around the World Cookbook by Abigail Johnson Dodge – In addition to more than 50 kid-friendly recipes from around the world, this book includes maps, basic kitchen skills, and interesting facts about each dish and the country it comes from. For ages 8-13.

Kids Around the World Cook!: The Best Foods and Recipes from Many Lands by Arlette N. Braman –  This books include recipes for 20 dishes including drinks, breads, soups, entrees, and desserts from a variety of countries.  Interesting history lessons and cultural links accompany ingredient lists and recipes.  For ages 9 and up.

Cool World Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids! By Lisa Wagner – Find over 50 recipes from Africa, China, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the Middle East.  Each recipe includes detailed photos and step-by-step instructions.  For ages 8-12.

The Science Chef Travels Around the World: Fun Food Experiments and Recipes for Kids by Joan D’Amico – Include science lessons into your cooking too!  This fun book includes information about different countries, the types of foods found there, several recipes, as well as a related science activity.  For ages 9 and up.

The Kids’ Multicultural Cookbook (Kids Can!) by Deanna F. Cook – The author shares recipes, fun facts, activities, photos, and more from her travels to more than 40 countries.  For ages 8 and up.

Cooking Up Some World History: 50 Authentic, Easy-to-Make Recipes from All Periods of World History! by Sunflower Education – This book not only includes recipes from around the world, but also from different time periods – a perfect way to combine history and geography.  You will find historically accurate recipes from Ancient China, Classical Greece, the Renaissance and more.  For ages 5-12

Bon appetite!

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As a veteran educator I am always looking for new ways to bring learning to life for my family. I enjoy traveling, sharing ideas with other moms, and helping my children explore the world around them. Our favorite subjects to study together are history, literature and geography.


  1. says

    Love this! I am featuring you as one of my favorties from last week’s Hearts for Home Blog Hop. Be sure to stop by and grab an “I’ve been featured” button. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll share this week. :-)

    • says

      Natalie, I think if I had to pick one to start it would be Around the World Cookbook by Abigail Johnson Dodge. I like that it includes photos (my kids prefer photos over drawings), basic kitchen skills, and information about the countries. Over the years, as part of our geography studies, we have researched easy traditional foods for the kids to make and many are included in this book, such as – hummus, scones, shepherd’s pie, ANZAC biscuits, pavolva, bobotie, etc. Enjoy!!

  2. says

    This sounds like a great collection of recipes!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!


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