Winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Award in the Children/Youth/Family category, ChopChop offers simple, healthy, and delicious dishes for children and parents to make together.
Cooking at home helps kids stay healthy, builds family relationships, and teaches math, science, and cultural and financial literacy. That’s why ChopChop is your family’s best friend—and it’s jam-packed with kitchen basics, ingenious tips, and meals that taste great and are fun to make.
Every recipe has been approved by the Academy of American Pediatrics and by real kids cooking at home. These dishes are nutritious, ethnically diverse, inexpensive, and a joy to prepare. From French toast to fajitas, and from burgers to brownies, ChopChop entertains and inspires cooks of all ages.
Sally Sampson is the founder of ChopChop magazine and the author and coauthor of numerous cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-nominated The $50 Dinner Party, Throw Me a Bone (with Cooper Gillespie), and The Olives Table (with Todd English). She has contributed to Self, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Phoenix. She lives with her family in Watertown, Massachusetts.
"Sampson has solved a puzzle everyone talks about—how to make children and families cook—by being truly cross-cultural, practical, explicit, and never patronizing."
– Corby Kummer, The Atlantic
“What makes ChopChop so great is not only Sampson’s choice of subject, appealing and respectful design and language, bright colors and surprisingly sophisticated food photography; it’s her (and her editors’) choice of recipes. . . . Sampson [is] doing preventive medicine. Because cooking reduces obesity and reducing obesity reduces disease.”
– Mark Bittman, The New York Times
"A delicious standout title, sure to inspire the next generation of chefs."
– School Library Journal
“Plant the seeds of cooking enthusiasm in the young, and give them the gift of a lifetime. ChopChop imparts the joy of kitchen fluency to our next generation with a crisp, inviting design, an inspiring, encouraging voice, and broadly appealing recipes.”
– Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook and Pretend Soup
“ChopChop has made my son love math (measuring ingredients); chemistry (that’s cooking!) and good, nutritious food. Most of all, he loves the spirit that ChopChop embodies: Intelligent, healthy fun. It’s wonderful.”
– Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin and Throw Me a Bone
“ChopChop is introducing a generation of children (and their parents) to cooking, establishing a healthy lifestyle from the start. Keep a copy in your kitchen.”
– David Ludwig, MD, PhD, Director, New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center, Boston Children's Hospital
“[ChopChop] is ideal. It has lively graphics, a bright (but not saccharine) tone, and modern, realistic recipes.”