Did the book Nourishing Traditions change your life like it did ours? Then you’ll be thrilled to hear there’s another book in the line… the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children.
I couldn’t be more thrilled to share this new book with you — not only because of the gorgeous illustrations and beautiful kid-friendly layout — but because it’s written by long-time Traditional Cooking School member and friend, Suzanne Gross.
In today’s podcast, Suzanne shared that she had the idea to write the book, so she approached Sally Fallon Morell. Sally said yes and that’s how it all began… If that’s not encouragement to follow your dreams to share something marvelous with the world, I don’t know what is!
Congratulations, Suzanne — and job well done!
In today’s podcast, you’ll get to hear all about Suzanne and her family, about writing the book, what’s in the book, and what she wants the book to do for your family — especially your children.
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About Susan Gross and The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children
Suzanne Gross lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Ziv, and their three children, Ariella, Natalie and Ethan. For as long as she can remember, she has loved books and music and has written numerous short stories, poems and songs. Cooking became one of her passions when she realized it was a necessary skill to have in order to keep her family healthy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science and at one time was planning to become a school librarian. She still thinks being a librarian or a teacher would be one of the best jobs in the world, second only to being a mom of course. The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children is her first book.
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About the Book
Cooking the Nourishing Traditions way means following the wisdom of our ancestors, whose food ways were mindful of the earth, the animals and their own bodies. It means avoiding industrial processed foods (and dietary advice that promotes these foods) and instead, selecting natural, nutrient-dense foods.
Inside this book, you will find an entire chapter devoted to butter! Eggs, raw milk, meats, broth, fermented foods, whole grains and vegetables all take their turn in the spotlight. Children learn why these foods are good for them and how the way food is grown, processed and prepared can either help or hurt us. Over one hundred recipes invite children into the kitchen to learn preparation of nourishing meals, snacks and treats.
Colorfully illustrated, The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children describes the principles of good nutrition in a simple language that children can understand. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nannies, teachers and anyone involved in a young person’s life can use this book to successfully equip children with the skills and wisdom they need to nourish themselves and–one day soon–their own families.
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Cheryl Dellinger says
I love all the additional information about the different foods & recipes. I’m going to have to spend some time reading it all for myself ???? before I hand it over to my nephew (8) who LOVES to cook!
Beth Bray says
I’m planning to include home economics in our homeschool this fall. This book looks so appealing with it’s ingredient pictures, etc. I’m sure the recipes are kid approved too.
At first I thought the book was going to be recipes for feeding kids… which would be great too! But then I realized it is a KIDS book for them to look at and cook from! I get excited thinking that my kids can take more ownership of their eating and learn traditional methods. It’s one thing to tell them about it, and a whole other thing for them to do it and have their own book about it! Very excited about this!
I would love for my son to get more involved in our cooking. It has been hard for me to find good cookbooks that he will enjoy and that support our eating habits.
I would love to win this book! I have eight children and all of them have a part in the day-to-day cooking process! This would be a great way for them to learn healthier living.
Karen D says
I love that it is kid-oriented, and thus gets them involved in creating healthy food: lessons that will last a life-time
I love all the nourishing tradition books. I volunteer and teacher nutrition and cooking at 2 local elementary schools so this book will be s wonderful addition to our program!
As a real food homeschool mom I’ve been looking for real food nutrition books for my kids curricula. I am so glad there will be a book that isn’t a compilation of canned foods or misinformation about meats and fats.
I am so excited to let my child help pick recipes. He is 3 years old and already loves to help me cook so I am looking for way that this cookbook will help me to foster the love of nutrient dense food for the long term.
Julie S says
I am so excited to let my child help pick recipes. He is 3 years old and already loves to help me cook so I am looking for way that this cookbook will help me to foster the love of nutrient dense food for the long term.
When I leave my copy of Nourishing Traditions where my son can reach it I find him examining the cover and leafing through the book. I would love to give him his own kid-friendly version that we can read together. What I’m interested in is how cooking is presented in a child-appropriate way that kids can grasp and grow with.
Julie Wemken says
I love that the book is written in a way that is appealing to kids. It gets the kids interested in healthy eating and cooking.
Jayne Perry says
This looks AWESOME!!!! I would love to win this and read it cover to cover and then share with my sweet friend who is home educating her children and teaching them all about good nutrition!!!
Jessica Cardwell says
I would love this book to begin teaching my 8 year old to cook this summer!
Tasha Santistevan says
As a mother of 5 boys, I am so excited to have this book. I feel so strongly about teaching my boys the importance of preparing and eating nourishing foods. We just made our first batch of sauerkraut from Sally’s book. This will be a great addition to our kitchen.
I would really love to win this book. My kids are 9, 7 & 4 and are really interested in learning to cook, especially my 7-year-old daughter. I would love to teach them all from the beginning how to cook traditionally so that they can have the healthiest life possible. This book would be really helpful for doing that. Thanks so much for this great giveaway!
What a valuable resource! I am 47 and just now learning the baby steps of whole foods and the way to *really* eat. How much healthier I would be now had I grown up learning all I am now. I would love to be able to teach the little ones in our family on their level.
I recently purchased Nourishing Traditions, Nourishing Broths and the book about Baby Care… I have also just started reading Weston Price’s book. The information is life changing, and we are getting used to a different way of eating. My 4 little children love to be in the kitchen and are constantly wanting to help me cook. We are expecting number 5 and homeschool as well. My children would be thrilled to have a cookbook for themselves that we could make food out of! I love instilling in them my love for cooking and this seems like the perfect book! 🙂
Julia Jensen says
I would love for my 4yr old to have this cookbook. She has chronic yeast and food sensitivities that we are learning we’ll have to deal with for the long-term. She loves cooking in the kitchen with me and I would love for her to have her own cookbook that we can use together while she learns to take responsibility for her health. Even at such a young age I think it’s important to feel a sense of responsibility over something as complex as our health. Plus it will be so fun and she will just love having her own cookbook with her name in it and all!! Thank you!!
Amy H. says
With thankfulness, I’m noticing a trend with my kids toward being interested in learning about healthy foods and how to prepare them. We would make great use of this book together. Thanks for the chance!
Kristen F says
I think this would be a great cookbook to use with my younger siblings.
My oldest daughter is really interested in learning to cook, and I want her to start thinking about quality of food, and healthy that is written with kids in mind
Beth Hansen says
I love that I can use this as a tool with my granddaughters in the kitchen. I think it’s going to be an invaluable resource!
Melissa Harris says
The most beneficial and enduring gift my mom ever gave me was an appreciation for the flavors of whole foods, as well as the skill set to prepare foods from scratch. These gifts have made my transition to fully embracing and making traditionally prepared foods in my own kitchen so much easier. This is no small thing! My husband was raised on mostly processed foods, and has struggled to develop an appreciation for the array of flavors that traditionally prepared foods have to offer. What excites me most about “The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children” is its kid friendly, integrated approach to teaching children to both prepare and develop a passion for traditional foods, while simultaneously bringing the whole family together. My three children love to help me in the kitchen, but we have never found a cookbook that meets these important criteria. If we were blessed to have “The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children” as part of our home library, I know my children (especially my 9 year old daughter) would spend hours pouring over the book and begging me to cook with them….which we would do! Eating traditional foods has greatly improved our health, and I want my children to continue this tradition in their own homes.
I have two daughters ages 9 and 11 and they are both very interested in cooking and in finding recipes online (especially desserts, I have to admit, but that’s a start). They are health conscious so they try to replace ingredients to use real food in the recipes and this book is going to be great because I like to encourage them to learn more about real food. They will have fun learning and cooking real food having their own recipe book with pictures and easy to follow recipes.
Nourishing Traditions helped me get on the path to real food. A version for helping me get my kids even more involved in the kitchen is always a bonus!
Cynthia Vasiento says
I’m so excited about this book! I have three small children who are enthusiatic kitchen helpers ms want to make meals for our family. I love that even though they are young, they are not discounted a capable traditional cooks!!
An entire chapter on butter?!? I’m sold! My two boys (ages 3 and 4) love to help with all aspects of cooking but, like many children, gravitate to the same foods. This cookbook might encourage them to try new things. Thank you for the opportunity!
Heather W. says
NT was the absolute game-changer in this house– almost 10 years ago. I would love my children to embrace their own rendition!
I’m thrilled about this book! We love on a small farm and seek to prepare our foods as traditionally as possible. And NT has been an important part of that. But to have such a wonderful tool to help my boys embrace the preparation for themselves will be invaluable. (And as for books and libraries…I turned my collection of books into a private lending library for homeschool families. I’m able to feed my children’s bodies with living foods and feed their minds with living books.). ????
Laura P. says
This book interests me because I have an almost 3 year old granddaughter! Healthy food & living is first on my list for her!
Thanks for the giveaway.
It would be a great book for my kids to learn about a better way to eat and cook that is healthier.
Jennifer G. says
We are still in the process of switching over to traditional foods and finding snacks and fermented foods that my young kids will even try is hard. This book would not only give us more ideas but get them involved as well.
Myriam Angers says
I’d love to win the book! I have 4 kids (17, 15, 11 and 6). I really love to learn to cook like our ancestors did.
Our family of six are making a slow transition to traditional foods. I know this cookbook will inspire at least a few of my kiddos to learn more about cooking and the traditional foods movement. Thanks for the wonderful, informative episode and for the opportunity to win a copy of this book!
Amy b says
We’re preparing to start homeschool and this would be a great addition! I want to teach our son why we eat the way we do. He already loves to help and having an understanding about our food choices and a cookbook to call his own would only get him more excited!!
What an amazing opportunity to prepare our children before they leave home! I would love a copy and so would my kiddos!
My youngest daughter is 9 years old and very interested in cooking. It would be wonderful to have a cookbook that I could feel comfortable handing to her and saying, “Pick any thing you want and we will make it!”
Whitney landsteiner says
Loved the podcast. I have four kids that I am always trying to get to eat whole nourishing food!
I love cookbooks for children! ! I think they learn to make better decisions when involved in the kitchen! Looks awesome!
Would LOVE to get this book! I have six kids ages 8 to 6 months and want to have something kid friendly so we can cook good healthy food together. Growing up my family and I ate horribly and I never recall ever cooking with my mom. I don’t want that for my kids but rather create a new tradition of cooking good food together. 🙂
Erika Sapp says
This would be a treat! My kids love cookbooks and it would be refreshing to offer them one that I feel confident about!
Cev K says
My sister would love this book for homeschooling her children. When I’m ready for it, I’ll have to get it back from her. Or have her homeschool my kiddos for me. 😉
Patricia Delainey says
As a mother of 4, I would love more information and recipes for cooking with real food!
I am really interested in learning some healthy traditionally prepared snacks for my grandkids when they come over.
Erin Z.M. says
Looks like a great book to add for our family in Idaho.
My daughter would love this book. We lost all our cook books in a house fire. We are having to start all over collecting.
Oh please pick us! My four year old has had a lot of digestive and gut issues that have largely been helped by following the principles of NT! He is now getting into cooking and has started reading by himself so I would love to be able to gift this book to him.
I’m so excited about this! Specifically because even though I love the original cookbook, I would love some help pulling it together for my family and some kid friendly recipes.
I can’t wait to get my daughter involved in cooking and fermenting.
At this day and age, conscious nutrition is probably the most important decision to make in order to take control of our health and wellbeing…and also, to aid us in being aware of the forces that -in many ways- corner us to eating what we don’t need (and should even avoid).
A guide which gives us hope and great fun tools to convey that to our younger generations…invaluable. Thanks to all involved for your vision and effort!!!
Just having a nourishing traditions book for kids is amazing…and I’m just loving the sample recipes and I can’t wait to look at them and try them with my kids!
Cara M says
I would love to have this book. I am a homeschooler, and my children 8, 6 & 4 show much interest in cooking! I would like to teach them from the start that food should be nourishing!
I would love to win this book to help teach my 3 kids how to cook the nourishing way! What a great idea and congratulations on your new book! 🙂
I am going through the cooking school by GNOWFGLINS and want to teach my children along with me. This would be so helpful!
I am going to make the pecan recipe above, it looks delicious!
I have been learning about nutrition on and off for over a decade. Very big was my shock to find out in the past two years, that (almost) everything I thought I knew was wrong. Ever since I have been trying to move my family more towards a traditional diet. For kids that kind of change can be especially hard after eating junk “food” on a regular basis. So I really appreciate that Suzanne took the time to write this cookbook for children. I am looking forward to being able to cook traditional food with my children that they actually enjoy.
Jo Ann Lenahan says
My grandson loves to help with fixing dinner. This book would be a great way for him to learn nuourishing receipes that we can fix together.
I have 5 kids and I would love to have a cookbook for them with good for you delicious food in it! My kids would love to have their own cookbook that I would be okay with them cooking out of!
Amy McMann says
This is great! I really like the idea of a real food cookbook for kids. My girls are always wanting to cook!
Deb Rosenfelt says
I love this! I have three sons and ALL of us have dietary issues. Having a cookbook that speaks to them may make it easier for them to learn healthy food choices, promoting nutrition instead of discomfort. I love NT, it has made a huge difference in my health. I want them to learn the same!
A kids cookbook with real food ingredients – wonderful. Thank you for creating it. We would love to win one.
Kelli C says
I would love to incorporate this into my homeschool curriculum next year for my kids! This book looks awesome!
Oh my goodness! I am so excited about this book. I hope to be able to have a copy in one way or another. My kids help me in the kitchen and I love to teach them the truth about food. I assume this book puts Real Food knowledge in language that is easy for a kid to understand and remember. This will be so valuable to help my kids grow up Real Food wise.
Michelle Peterson says
I have the original Nourishing Traditions cookbook that I share with my daughter. I would love the Nourishing Traditions for Kids Cookbook because I am just beginning to cook with my 3 yo granddaughter Lilly!
Thanks for all you do!
i would love to read and try with my 3 little ones. Haven’t found a children’s cookbook I was impressed with so I’m interested in seeing this one.
Libby Golden says
I am most interested to see the nourishing traditions way presented to children. I teach a lot of mom’s and families about fermented foods and want to share for the nourishing traditions way of cooking. Most people are intimidated by the size of the big cook book, and this seems approachable for most. I’m so glad it’s been made and look forward to the day I get a copy!
Would love to win this book! Need help cooking for grandkids with allergies.
Jaime R says
There’s so much I’m still learning and I am constantly looking for healthy recipes for my littles. This would be a huge help in making nutritious foods for/with them 🙂
I’d love to use this to teach this to the kids I work with, teaching them how to be excited and interested in healthy foods that they can help make.
I have 7 children ages 14 down to 14 months; Plus #8 due in December! Four of my kiddos love to cook and they are the primary reason we joined Traditional Cooking School this year. We’ve really enjoyed being members and hope to renew for the next school year. Susanne’s book has been in my Amazon cart since I first saw it last April.. But free is better 🙂
I have been working on learning how to cook this way for a year, and find my two boys (10 and 5) very eager to eat everything I’ve tried. My 10 year old son loves to cook and try things. This book would be a great help to us as we try to overcome some food issues and eczema, etc.
This is awesome! I can’t wait to purchase this book! I have Nourishing Traditions and love the information as well as all the recipe’s in it…I have two girls that love to cook so this will be so fun 🙂 Thank you!
Thank you so much, Suzanne and Wardeh!! I want to make sure that my boys can cook well for themselves by the time they leave home. Both are a little intimidated by recipes. I think the illustrations will definitely take the edge off. 🙂
I am so excited about this book! My NT is feathered, stained and has pages coming out. I am excited to have nutrition tips and recipes that capture the attention of my 9 year old who loves to cook.
Stacy Pierce says
I have Nourishing Traditions and am slowly learning from it and love it! I have two daughters who both like to cook and I would love to bless them with the kids version of Nourishing Traditions. We also homeschool, so this would make a great addition to our “living books”. Thanks for the gracious opportunity to have one.
What a great idea! I still find the original Nourishing Traditions a bit intimidating – I would love to have a kids version. Plus, my kids are getting to the age where they WANT to be in the kitchen cooking, but I don’t really feel competent to teach them! Thank you for making this available!
Since my daughter received Paula Deen’s cookbook for children 2 years ago she loves looking at the pictures of the ingredients and picking out a recipe to try. Then of course we see how we have to substitute ingredients and cooking steps to make it nourishing. While its been a great learning experience for her, this is just the book I have been waiting for! I would love for her to see that she can have the same fun with healthy recipes.
Were the winners announced?
My children love perusing cookbooks, so it would be so amazing if they could peruse the children’s equivalent of my favorite cookbook! What a wonderful idea and accomplishment!
Kathy B says
All the previous comments are old, but I just got this email. I have my 3yr old granddaughter, and thought that perhaps this can help me in raising a child who is not afraid to use the kitchen.
Susan Smith says
I’m very interested in the info on nutrition written on a child’s level.
Rhonda Bunte says
I am most interested in ideas and inspiration to get traditional foods and nutrition into my very picky son.
I’d love to help my children get a head start learning how to take care of themselves and one day their families.
I have 8 children ages 4-18 and would love for them to learn to cook healthy and better understand the why of it. My 9 year old daughter is suffering from some very serious medical struggles, so it is even more important to me that we eat healthy.
This book is so wonderful! My 9 year old daughter has deepened her love for cooking and increased her knowledge of the “why” in Traditional Cooking (I even overhear her sharing her tips with friends!). It’s money well spent and even better for getting kids involved in the kitchen. The recipes are illustrated wonderfully and very easy for kids to follow.