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RaddishSam&CecilySamantha Barnes is a local mom, chef, and culinary instructor who knows how to get kids interested and engaged in the kitchen. In fact, she’s built an entire business around it with her first venture, Kitchen Kid. Her newest project is Raddish, a beautifully designed meal kit that looks like a fun craft kit but involves the stuff what will actually become dinner (useful!), and draws from her extensive experience designing and operating Kitchen Kid’s culinary classes, camps, and group cooking parties. It’s delivered monthly, with a grocery list emailed ahead of time so parents can stock up and prepare ingredients for when the recipes and activities arrive. (I’ve also written about Samantha’s ventures in stories elsewhere.) Now with two very young kids of her own, Samantha is even more adept at helping other parents put into direct practice what she’s been teaching for years.

How many kids do you have, and how old are they?

My daughter is almost 4, and my little guy is “not so little” any more, at 20  months.

Although every child is different, generally speaking, at what age do you think it’s best and most realistic to get kids involved in the kitchen?

I really think 3 is a great age to get your kids excited about cooking and preparing food. 3-year-olds can wash veggies, sort ingredients, help you measure liquid ingredients, scoop dry ingredients, scissor-cut herbs, chop apples, and so much more. Even before 3, kids are curious about how things look and smell and feel. As long as you make the time to let your little chefs explore, (read: not when you are rushing to get dinner ready on a busy night), I really think they are never too little to be a part of food preparation. When my daughter was an infant, I cooked with her in a sling, and described every smell and taste.

But don’t expect too much – at 20 months, my son does a lot more eating and rearranging than anything else. But, he absolutely insists on being part of the action with this big sister. (The FunPod from Luca and Company makes it totally possible!) Of course, the older the child is the more you can expect them to do. Years ago I taught a 5-year-old who could mix batter like a pro and adored Ina Garten.

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