The Rise of the Child Chefs

Soon, these kids will be foraging.
Soon, these kids will be foraging.Photo: Lepro/iStock

“He’s been cooking all week — I come home and he demands to cook. The other night, he was massaging kale. Another night, we came home and saw him flipping oat bran in our frying plan — he said he had to practice sautéing, and explained to us that it comes from the French word ‘to jump.’” — Heather Tsapalas, who enrolled her 12-year-old son in Léman Prep’s culinary camp for preteens. [Observer]