The Teen Kitchen is a bright, energetic collection of contemporary recipes that reflects the food teenagers are ordering and cooking for themselves today.
Twin sisters Emily and Layla Allen, who blog at kitchen-twins.com, seem to have their finger on the pulse of what their peers like to eat. They're not as interested in exploring a culinary tradition as they are in making flavorful food such as tomatillo guacamole, crisp chopped salad with honey vinaigrette, or pumpkin wonton ravioli. There's a dessert chapter, of course with some playful twists such as a pineapple upside-down carrot cake. And of course there is a smoothie chapter, too.
Throughout the book the Allens encourage young cooks to adapt recipes to their own tastes, encouraging kitchen creativity and at the same time expanding boundaries.
Paperback. Color photographs throughout.