wsKids Cooking 101

Cooking is fun and easy once you
learn these basic skills and safety tips.

FOOD SAFETY

Keeping the food you cook safe and healthful is mostly a matter of common sense. As your parents tell you: Always wash your hands with hot water and soap before you start cooking, after you finish and frequently in the middle. Also, don’t forget to wash your hands again before you sit down to eat.

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FOOD SAFETY

Keeping the food you cook safe and healthful is mostly a
matter of common sense. As your parents tell you:
Always wash your hands with hot water and soap
before you start cooking, after you finish and frequently
in the middle. Also, don’t forget to wash your hands
again before you sit down to eat.

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HOW TO MEASURE

Recipes will tell you how much of an ingredient you will
need, then tell you whether you need to peel, chop or
grate it. Always use standard measuring cups and
spoons for measuring.

Preparing Ingredients > Preparing Ingredients >

PREPARING
INGREDIENTS

From peeling fruit to cracking eggs - discover how to
prepare a variety of ingredients for use in recipes.

Knife Skills > Knife Skills >

KNIFE SKILLS

Whenever you are going to use a knife, ask an adult to
help you. Always make sure your knife is sharp. Sharp
knives are safer than dull knives because they cut
cleanly and easily. You need to use a lot of pressure to
cut with a dull knife, and it is more likely to slip or get
stuck in what you are cutting.

Cooking with Heat > Cooking with Heat >

COOKING WITH HEAT

Before you turn on the stove or the oven, be sure an
adult is nearby. Ask them to find you a sturdy chair or
stool that you can safely stand on so that you can see
what is going on
.

Baking Tips > Baking Tips >

BAKING TIPS

Baking means to cook with hot, dry air in an oven.
Cookies, cakes, pies and muffins are all foods that you
bake. Here is information about a few basic techniques
that are commonly used in baking.