young chefs' club

“Texture? What does THAT have to do with cooking?” A whole lot, it turns out. What you think of food’s flavor involves way more than just the tastebuds in your mouth—it’s actually a combination of all your senses. And the feeling—the texture—of food is very important. Think about the textures you love to eat: creamy, crunchy, slimy, gooey, chewy, fizzy, crackly.

Try some different kid-tested and kid-approved recipes with VERY different textures. Explore how texture can change your perception of flavor through a science experiment that involves making salsa (yum!) with two different textures. And discover the difference between crispy and crunchy textures using chips and crackers, a kitchen scale, and your ears. This Make It Your Way Challenge is all about combining different textures in food. Don’t be afraid to get weird!

hey curious cook—

Have you heard about our Young Chefs’ Club? Members get a themed (and kid-tested) box delivered each month!

Recipes and Cooking Techniques

Activities and Experiments