“Chef Eliana proves that you don’t need years of culinary school to be a good adventurous cook and eater! She is one of a growing army of kids who love getting in the kitchen and creating healthy and delicious food that kids and their families all love. In Cool Kids Cook: Fresh and Fit,
her recipes are simple enough that kids can do it (with some adult supervision) but interesting enough that no one will get bored of eating it. My chef’s hat off to Chef Eliana.”
—Tanya Steel, editor in chief, Epicurious.com
Everyone benefits from healthy menus, and Kid Chef Eliana has created a collection of twenty-six recipes that focus on flavor and fresh ingredients. Her recipes are easy to prepare and kid-friendly. With mouth-watering dishes, including such tasty treats as Vinegar and Sea Salt Kale Chips, Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry, and Inside-Out Peach Crumble, the whole family will be eating nutritious meals prepared by their very own kids!
About the Authors
Chef Eliana won the Grand Champion title in Chopped Teen Season 3. She also won a 2013 Parents’ Choice Approved award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation for her first cookbook, Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana.
The teen author hosts a weekly radio show. She has shared the cooking stage with Chef John Besh, filmed with Chef Aaron Sanchez and Chef Carla Hall, and appeared on the Wendy Williams Show.
Guests on her radio show include some of the top chefs in the nation. A 2013 recipient of Gambit
’s 40 Under 40 award, Eliana has a full plate of appearances and cooking demos along with teaching a Young Chefs Rock! culinary camp through the Louisiana Children’s Museum in New Orleans. She lives at with her family in Harvey, Louisiana.
Dianne de Las Casas, Eliana’s mother, is an award-winning author and storyteller. Her books include The Cajun Cornbread Boy and The Little “Read” Hen. de Las Casas makes her home in Harvey, Louisiana.
About the Illustrator
Soleil Lisette is Eliana’s big sister. She is a talented graphic artist and enjoys working with her sister and mother both in and out of the kitchen.
COOL KIDS COOK
Fresh and Fit
By Kid Chef Elaina with Dianne de Las Casas
Illustrated by Soleil Lisette
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Cooking & Food
COOKING / Health & Healing / General
64 pp. 9 x 9
43 color illus. 30 color photos Glossary
Ages 8-12 Grades 3-7