Do you love children?
I remember a time when I didn’t, though – I found them snotty, and whiny, and tiny, and annoying. This was probably when I was a snotty, whiny, tiny being myself.
Having now matured into a (slightly) less whiny adult, I find myself rather happy in the company of children.
They’re quite wonderful, these tiny people. They say the funniest things, look at every single thing in wonder, and teach us to really live when we forget.
Also they’re so darned cute. And I happen to know and love some particularly adorable ones. I mean just look at these faces.
Sometimes they wear yellow glasses and eat cake. That makes me happy.
Other times they take a break from pillow fighting and smile for the camera. You can’t help but smile too.
When you’re stressed, they tumble over boxes and chatter with you non-stop until you forget your worries. You realise you want to tumble over boxes too. (It looks like so much fun, right?)
And then, once in while, they dress up and look so adorable, it melts your heart. You realise they’re growing up too fast.
Children are quite wonderful. But when you throw cooking into the mix, they’re unstoppable.
They love getting their hands dirty, they aren’t afraid to experiment, and they will try anything once. Tell me that’s not the very definition of a fantastic cook.
Which brings me to an exciting announcement
There’s a fabulous new treat for all the young chefs out there.
The book is a fantastic mix of modern recipes, step-by-step images, and easy-to-follow instructions. It’s a wonderful book for any child who is interested in cooking – both for those who are already cooking and want to expand their skills, as well as those who’ve just taken a peep into the kitchen and like what they see This book will give them just the encouragement they need.
I’m giving away a copy of this book to one of you fabulous people. It’ll be signed by Vikas Khanna too! All you need to do is drop me a comment below telling me who your favourite little person is and why you love them. Entries will be accepted till 30th November, after which I’ll pick one winner by a random draw.
If you can’t wait to buy Young Chefs, go to Penguin India and get it now!
Thank god for children. For the silliness and the laughter and the fun.
There’s so much to learn from them