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3 Tips for Maintaining Your Cast Iron Skillet

Perhaps no piece of cookware is more iconic—or dependable—than the cast iron pan. This tried-and-true workhorse is beloved for its durability and versatility: you can fry, grill, sauté, braise or bake in it. Best of all, with proper care, cast iron actually improves with use. Below, we break down how to maintain it. Read more »

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Week 7: Show and Tell

Wow, what a cooking camp it’s been! Your budding chefs have whipped fresh cream into thick perfection, learned where the ingredients in their Blue Apron box came from, prepared a dinner fit for the First Lady herself, and even grown tasty pea shoots from seeds. This week, they’re the teachers: We want them to show us what they’ve learned. As the stars of their own short cooking videos, they’ll share the kitchen skills, knowledge, or dishes they’ve picked up this summer at the Blue Apron Kids Cooking Camp and what their goals are for the fall! Read more »

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Week 5: Eating in Season

Here’s a fun family activity for the summer: Cook! Getting kids in on the kitchen action teaches them skills they’ll use for life, creates a bonding experience, and encourages them to learn about (and taste!) new foods. That’s why we’re so excited about our virtual cooking camp for kids. Each week, we’ll provide a fun, educational activity to help your family learn about food and meal prep. Want to see the full list of activities? Find them here. Now let’s go!

Sometimes, eating with the seasons feels like a no-brainer: Strawberries taste like heaven in June, corn on the cob is so sweet in September, and come October, apples have that snap and crunch you can’t resist. This week, you’ll introduce your kids to the concept of eating seasonally, so they’ll notice how eating what’s ripe now means noshing on fruits and vegetables that taste better and are more nutrient-rich. Read more »

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Week 4: Exploring the Roots of It All

When your food arrives looking clean and ready to peel, chop, or munch, it’s easy to forget where your food actually comes from—especially for kids who haven’t had the chance to visit a farm. But cucumbers and cows’ milk don’t just magically appear on the table; there’s a lot of elbow grease and dedication that goes into every ingredient. And research indicates that understanding where their food comes from makes kids more invested in trying things (even the super-healthy stuff you think they’ll shy away from). This week, you’ll meet the goats behind our tangy goat cheese and the fields that produce our shiny fairytale eggplants. Read more »

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Week 3: Let’s Eat Together

Here’s a fun family activity for the summer: Cook! Getting kids in on the kitchen action teaches them skills they’ll use for life, creates a bonding experience, and encourages them to learn about (and taste!) new foods. That’s why we’re so excited about our brand-new virtual cooking camp for kids. Each week, we’ll provide a fun, educational activity to help your family learn about food and meal prep. Want to see the full list of activities? Find them here. Now let’s go!

Now that your kids know their way around the kitchen and have mastered some basic food-prep skills, it’s time to put all that knowledge into action—by making dinner together! Today, your children will help set up a family dinner, from washing the produce and peeling garlic to plating the delicious results and setting a gorgeous table. Read more »

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Week 2: Let’s Get Prepped

Here’s a fun family activity for the summer: Cook! Getting kids in on the kitchen action teaches them skills they’ll use for life, creates a bonding experience, and encourages them to learn about (and taste!) new foods. That’s why we’re so excited about our virtual cooking camp for kids. Each week, we’ll provide a fun, educational activity to help your family learn about food and meal prep. Want to see the full list of activities? Find them here. Now let’s go!

Last week, you empowered your kids to use some common kitchen equipment. Now, it’s time for them to learn a range of basic cooking skills! Having youngins help with food prep makes them more likely to try out the delicious creations that make it to the table (weird-looking veggies included). In fact, our Family Plan is designed with plenty of kid-friendly steps in each recipe. For this week’s camp activity, we’ve hand-selected some kid-friendly, easy-to-follow videos that walk you through the basics any young chef needs to know Read more »

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Week 1: Assemble Your Kitchen Tool Kit

An artist has his paintbrushes, a handyman has his toolkit and a chef has his very own kitchen utensils. To kick off our cooking camp, we’ve designed an activity to help familiarize your kids with our favorite food-prep equipment. Once they’ve nailed this building-block activity, they’ll feel more confident in the kitchen—and be one step closer to mastering the art of making dinner! Read more »

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Gear up for our 1st annual Kids Cooking Camp!

We’re so excited to share with you our brand-new virtual cooking camp for kids. Each week, we’ll provide a fun, educational activity to help your family learn about food and meal prep. From learning their way around the utensil drawer to growing a key ingredient for dinner (it’s easy, we promise!), your kids will turn into budding chefs (and healthy eaters!) over the next eight weeks. You don’t have to be a Blue Apron subscriber to participate, but if you are, we’ll be sending you materials in the Family Plan box every week between June 27th and August 14th. If you’re not a subscriber, you can still get in on the fun by downloading all the materials from the blog posts below. Read more »

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