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
There are still tickets to our New Orleans Cooking Class! Check it out! Last Spring my family flocked from all over the country to gather in New Orleans, the city where my Dad grew up, the fifth generation of Capos to do so. It was the first time my siblings and I had been to … Continue reading Exploring New Orleans with the Taste Buds…and Emily’s étouffée recipe