This Monthly Cooking Box Is a Must for Any Food-Loving Kid

It’s like having a super fun cooking class delivered right to their doorstep.

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October 24, 2021
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I consider myself incredibly lucky to have several cooking-curious kiddos in my life. My 11-year old daughter is my go-to sous chef for family dinners and weekend baking projects. One of my nephews is always sending me pictures of his latest cooking adventures, from homemade sushi to pancake-battered sandwiches. And another one of my nephews is at his absolute happiest when homemade pizza night rolls around (although that could be because he sees it as an opportunity to sneakily eat lots of mozzarella cheese while everyone else is stretching their dough!). Either way, it makes me incredibly happy to know that the little ones in my life share my love of food and cooking.

It should come as no surprise then that I get excited whenever gift-giving occasions roll around. There’s nothing I love more than nurturing their interest in food and helping them build up their collection of essential cooking gear, from cute aprons to kitchen gadgets that are made for little hands. And, I’ve just discovered an extra-fun way to do that: Raddish, a monthly cooking club that’s perfect for kids ages 4-14.

Joining Raddish is like having a monthly cooking class delivered right to your doorstep. Once you sign a food-loving little one up they’ll receive a new cooking kit (which includes three illustrated recipe guides that teach both a recipe and a key culinary skill, a culinary tool, a hands-on activity, an apron patch and more!) in the mail each month. Plus, they’ll have access to online freebies like music playlists, games and bonus recipes. When their kit arrives an adult can help them shop for ingredients (or gather the items up from the pantry) and then it’s time to get cooking!

After giving the Korean Kitchen kit a try with my daughter (and whipping up some delicious Cinnamon-Stuffed Hotteok and Mandu Dumplings) it’s clear that Raddish delivers the perfect mix of fun and culinary education in every box — not surprising when you consider that it was founded by a mom (and former teacher) and that the kits are designed by chefs.

As a parent, I appreciated how much information was packed into the recipe guides. I saw my daughter learning fundamental culinary skills (kneading dough and steaming dumplings) all while broadening her worldview as she read about Korean table manners, celebrations and banchan. My daughter’s favorite part was of course, eating what she had cooked — followed closely by the experience of earning her apron patch. She’s already looking forward to the next box.

If you’ve got a food-loving little one in your life, Raddish is a must. It’s the one-of-a-kind gift that never repeats — and always delivers plenty of delicious fun!

You can sign up directly on Raddish’s website (where you’ve got a variety of subscription options and fun add-ons like aprons, recipe binders and t-shirts) or through Amazon where you’ll receive a special rate on your first box.

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