Let’s Eat

Recipes for Kids Who Cook

By (author): DL Acken, Aurelia Louvet
ISBN 9781771514132
Hardcover | Publication Date: October 17, 2023
Book Dimensions: 7.5 in. x 9.5 in.
224 Pages

About the Book

A colourful, comprehensive cookbook that introduces beginning chefs (ages 9+) to basic kitchen techniques, and guides them from easy snacks through to show-stopping feasts.

If the young gourmands on MasterChef Junior are anything to go by, lots of kids are eager to get into the kitchen. So why wait until they’re off at college facing the (gross) communal microwave in their residence lounge? Seasoned cookbook author Danielle Acken, food stylist Aurelia Louvet, and their six proteges (age 7 to 17) are here to help. Let’s Eat brings together kitchen basics, tools, terminology, and 60+ recipes with loads of variations to suit a range of tastes.

The book opens with a chapter of recipes to build basic techniques—making eggs, rice, pasta, salad dressing, mashed potatoes, bread, and roast chicken (what? Yes, really)—that will set kids up for culinary success, before branching into breakfasts, fresh snacks and sides, hot main courses, and desserts. Learn to make hits like:

  • Sticky Soda Pop Ribs
  • Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Falafel Veggie Burgers
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Pulled Chicken Tacos
  • Sweet Potato Curry
  • Teriyaki Baked Salmon
  • Oven Baked Doughnuts

Following this fun, choose-your-own-adventure style primer, with its bold, colourful photography, kids will soon advance from quick afterschool snacks and summer picnics to breakfasts in bed and full-course family dinners (with dessert, of course).

About the Author(s)

Danielle (DL) Acken is a Canadian-born international food writer and photographer who splits her time between London, UK and her farm studio on Canada’s beautiful Salt Spring Island. See her work at dlacken.com.

Aurelia Louvet is a dedicated home cook and food stylist based on Canada’s gorgeous Salt Spring Island. Having lived and eaten around the world, Aurelia is known for her evocative style that combines modern North American sensibility and classic European beauty. Visit her at aurelialouvet.com.


“If you’ve been searching for that elusive kids cookbook that takes young cooks seriously — but not too seriously — while also respecting that they are kitchen beginners, pick up Eat Me! and head directly to check out. This fabulous book is vibrant, fun, and full of tips and recipes that manage to be kid-friendly without being too kiddish. Perfect for budding school-aged cooks!” —Stacie Billis, Co-Host Didn’t I Just Feed You podcast