Introduction; Making food fun; Equipment; Basic kitchen equipment for success every time; Kitchen safety and hygiene; Information on ovens, hobs, knives and using raw meat and poultry; Cooking basics; Steps for little chefs - at what age you can expect your child to do different tasks; An apple a day; The importance of eating a healthy diet; Measuring ingredients; Why it is important and how to do it accurately; Cookery terms; Boiling, frying, grilling grating, mixing, folding, simmering, pureeing, rubbing in and other words explained; How to follow a recipe; Tips on reading the recipe before starting, time planning, assembling equipment and ingredients, and preparing ingredients; For teeny tiny cooks; Fun recipes to make with smaller children who will need lots of help and encouragement. Includes: Eggy bread animals; Stripy cheese on toast; Breadsticks; Popcorn; Mini muffins; Marshmallow crispie cakes; Chunky chocolate cake; Fruit smoothies; Meals to share; Recipes for older children from 8 years and older - and for all the family to enjoy. Includes: Jumbo macaroni cheese; Meat balls with wiggly worms; Special fried rice with chicken ribbons; Carrot and rosemary risotto; Toad in the hole; One pan chicken; Salmon sticks; Monster munch salad; Tuna fish cakes with lemon and coriander sauce; Sweet treats; A selection of both healthy and indulgent pudding ideas for all ages to make. Includes: Fruit salad gobblers; Mini strawberry pancakes; Orange puddle pudding; Mud pie; Chocolate brownies; Easy freezy; Recipes which can be quickly chilled or frozen. Includes: Homemade Iollies; Strawberry sherbet; Apple snow; Chocolate and custard swirl; Cookies and cakes; A range of delicious sliced, spooned and stamped biscuits. No-cook cakes and biscuits and quick cakes and muffins which can be decorated in the children's own style. Simple Birthday cake and creative decorating ideas.