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The Cultured Chef: An International Cookbook for Kids Goes Viral with Kickstarter Campaign
Children's book writer Nicholas Beatty & illustrator Coleen McIntyre have launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce their children's cookbook, The Cultured Chef. More than 30% of their project goal was raised in the first 24 hours of the campaign.
Books that illustrate world culture are essential for a well-balanced child. When kids are raised with exposure to diverse cultures, they later become much more creative in their approach to their own careers, relationships, and the social impact they make on the world.
More than just a cookbook, The Cultured Chef offers ways to stimulate all of a child’s senses through unique recipes, whimsical illustrations, and stories about fascinating people and places around the world.
“The goal of our cookbook is to create a global community of children concerned about what goes on around them. It not only introduces children to other cultures, but encourages them to use their new cooking skills through direct involvement in their community,” said Nicholas Beatty, author of The Cultured Chef. “Preparing and delivering recipes to local shelters gives children a broader sense of their community, and encourages lifelong philanthropy.”
Each illustrated recipe in the book offers easy step-by-step instructions that allow kids to take the driver’s seat in the kitchen, with a supervising adult as their assistant. Readers can choose from a wide assortment of Breakfast, Lunch, Appetizer, Dinner, and Dessert menus.
Cooking and cultural education make the perfect partnership. Spending time in the kitchen allows many opportunities to learn life skills such as counting, measuring, and following instructions. While cultural exploration offers an opportunity for children to become healthy and active participants in an ever-shrinking global community.
The Cultured Chef: An International Cookbook for Kids is written by Nicholas Beatty, and illustrated by Coleen McIntyre, both of Portland, Oregon. The book is the subject of a national crowd-funding campaign using the Kickstarter.com platform. More information can be found at NickandColeen.com, or the Kickstarter project page at http://www.kickstarter.com/
About Nicholas Beatty and Coleen McIntyre: Children’s book writer Nicholas Beatty, and illustrator Coleen McIntyre are a creative partnership working in children's publishing. Their projects explore multicultural themes allowing children to discover the world through whimsical folktales, recipes and activities. Their first collaboration was the children's cookbook Baking with Friends, winner of 5 national publishing awards.