Long time Taste Quest Teammate Maggie, age 15, put together this fabulous baking video to illustrate making an apple gingerbread cake. The video--and the cake-- turned out really well! https://videopress.com/v/bulE8sWd?preloadContent=metadata And guess what? You can make YOUR OWN BAKING VIDEO! All you need is... A phone or cameraA tripod or sturdy place to hold the … Continue reading Quest: Make a Baking Video! Featuring Maggie’s Apple Cake
Our mission at Taste Quest is to empower kids to nourish their bodies, their families, and their communities through play-based food education. When it comes to the “communities” piece, our goal is to equip kids with a mechanism through which they can address issues of hunger and food insecurity right from their own kitchen. As … Continue reading Talking to your Kids about Hunger in the era of COVID-19
Hey there, grownups and kids: have you ever wondered what it's like to be a chef? We are starting a series of interviewing chefs with questions gathered from curious kids. Today, we are getting to know Chef Skylar Bush. Skylar is a chef and writer who hails from Alabama. His love of culture and flavor … Continue reading Interview with a Chef! Chef Skylar Bush and his Creole Gumbo!
Guest Post written by Nourished Routes, LLC No doubt, mealtime can be a struggle with picky eaters. Here are some easy tips and tricks to implement in order to ease mealtime tension. Make food fun! Incorporate a variety of vibrant colors into your meals. Try cutting different food into fun shapes using cookie cutters. Try … Continue reading 10 Tips for Parenting Picky Eaters
Guest Post by Sarah Wilson of The Wandering Rumpus I have three girls who each have very different food preferences. As a parent, this is not always easy and sometimes very frustrating, but occasionally, I find a fun way to encourage them to cook or try something new. Here are three ways we’ve found this … Continue reading 3 Fun Ways to Encourage your Kids to Cook & Taste Food
Ever invented your own pasta recipe? Today is the day! All you need is some creativity with your pantry, whether you choose to make a fancy dish or a quick one-pot recipe for your family. What's more, pantry pasta makes for a great opportunity for you and your kids to play with your food (Imagine: … Continue reading Pantry Pasta SUPER BOWL!
I have a neighbor who is SO on top of her mom game, even during a pandemic! She posted a brilliant idea for an awesome, seasonal, and delicious kid activity and I just had to share: DIY WILD VIOLET POPSICLES! First off, did you know that those little purple flowers in your springtime yard are … Continue reading DIY Wild Violet Popsicles
We are so pleased to have this contribution from Allison Tallman, MS RD, of Nourished Routes, a local nutritionist consulting company. They are teaming up with Taste Quest to help provide more guided content for parenting toward Taste Quest's nutrition goals: increased exposure, increased balance, and increased joy. Getting your kids to eat well can … Continue reading 7 Habits for Encouraging A Healthier Relationship to Food
Whether you are reading this stuck inside during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, or just perusing for activities to do with your kids, you have come to the right place! Cooking with our kids can seem like a daunting task, but Taste Quest is all about making this fun for both kids and grownups. With play-based … Continue reading Bread Sculptures and Butter Dance!
After the March 3 tornadoes tore through the Middle Tennessee area, we have seen a huge effort from the community to address needs and provide support. This is super crazy awesome, but as a friend of mine said yesterday, there is so much more to do. This friend is a teacher and lives in Mt. … Continue reading #KidshelpingKids: Tornado Relief with your Kids