Kendall's Kitchen: Healthy and Hearty Recipes For Kids!

Kendall's Kitchen: Healthy and Hearty Recipes For Kids!

by Katina L Rankin


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What do you get when you mix a television anchor who writes children's books with chefs who grow their own food and compete on national cooking stages? A unique children's cookbook! #CookingWithABook!

What makes this cookbook so unique? It's an actual book with a storyline. To add a twist, it is packed with recipes; and it has a coloring and activity book included inside. It's the sequel to Katina Rankin's "Up North, Down South: City Folk Meet Country Folk".

"It's a one-two-three dash of spice ... which combines literacy, healthy eating and the arts," said television anchor and children's author Katina Rankin. One of the contributing chefs, Chef Nick Wallace, added: "I grew up on a farm, so I use home grown food when I cook. The recipes in the cookbook are full of fresh, healthy ingredients".

Kids will literally take over the kitchen with this latest children's cookbook: "Kendall's Kitchen: Healthy Recipes For Kids". Children of all ages can enjoy story time in their room. After finding the right recipe for them, they can join a parent in the kitchen to whip up a great healthy snack. Going to granny's house? Children can read the book in the car on the way to grandma's house and cook with granny after they arrive.

Following a delicious meal or a fun snack made from the book's recipes, kids can do fun activities. In addition to activity pages, the book contains teachable facts such as information about the food pyramid, measurements and how to set a table.

Shaun Chavis, Cookbook Editor and President of Saltshaker Marketing & Media said:
"Katina Rankin's cookbook, Kendall's Kitchen, includes a great short story and recipes which teach nutrition in context - the element of nutritional education that's so often missing from cookbooks. Through the story, healthy eating is a part of cooking with others, family, and heritage and traditions. The recipes are very approachable for children who are learning to cook or want to have fun cooking... making fried rice on a sheet pan, for example, is pretty clever".

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974652747
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2018
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Katina Rankin, a native of Magee, Mississippi, is an Emmy-nominated journalist.

She received her bachelor's degree in mass communications from Alcorn State University (ASU) and her master's degree in broadcast journalism from Jackson State University (JSU).

While attending ASU, Katina began her journalism career as an intern at WLBT. After six years on the air in Mississippi, Katina's career led her to Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, where she co-anchored the main newscast at Eyewitness News.

During her journalism career, Katina has covered everything from the Mississippi murder trials of Byron De La Beckwith and Sam Bowers to the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in Texas. She has featured local Miss America Pageant contestants by following them to Atlantic City, and she has traveled to San Antonio for the Final Four tournaments. Katina's daily reports about the impact of Hurricane Katrina included an in-depth interview with Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. Katina distinguished herself as a journalist by earning several news awards including an Emmy nomination.

After more than seventeen years in broadcast and print media, Katina felt entrepreneurial. She founded Katina Rankin Enterprises (KRE), a public relations firm. Katina's public relations work took her to three countries: Israel, Egypt, and Palestine.

Katina's passion is helping people. She has given back to the community by speaking to hundreds of church groups, schools and universities through the years. In addition to giving back to the community, Katina has taught writing classes at Jackson State University; and she has given the commencement address at Alcorn State University. Katina has also been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Katina has been named Mississippi's Woman of the Year and Shero of the Year for her work with women and children.

She is also founder of Katina's Klassroom, a 501c3 non-profit, that focuses on literacy and food insecurity for children in low income areas.

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