Meet the Twin Chefs, the latest koodies (kid foodies) to take the Internet world by storm. Lilly and Audrey Andrews are 9-year-olds who live and cook in Sonoma, CA. The ambitious duo were featured in a segment on Good Morning America where they made pizza with Wolfgang Puck. They seem incredibly knowledgeable for their young age, but after watching a couple of their shows, it feels like they're playing dress-up. Watch the video below and let me know what you think. Are they adorable? Or too much? Are you interested in watching children chefs?
With the growing number of kiddie foodies, or koodies, that have gotten press over the past year, it was only a matter of time before they got their own magazine. Meet ChopChop, a new quarterly food glossy and website that's full of cooking pointers, recipes, and kitchen tool introductions, for kids aged 5 to 12. The vision of the magazine's creator, cookbook author Sally Sampson, is to reverse and prevent childhood obesity; according to the website, the mag is "filled with nutritious, great-tasting, ethnically diverse, and inexpensive recipes." The debut issue has a circulation of 150,000, and is being distributed to pediatricians, grocery stores, farmers markets, schools, children's hospitals, and youth-based community organizations.
What do you think of the idea? Would you buy a subscription for someone you know?
Two months ago, the big buzzword in the food world was koodies — kid foodies. And while the concept has been around for a while, it looks like the word has a brand-new poster child. Watford, England's, Archie Coffer is only 2 years old, and already he's being nicknamed "the miniature Jamie Oliver." He's one half of the father-son duo starring in My Daddy Cooks, a video and recipe blog with an international following. The toddler's father, Nick Coffer, has already signed with an agent, been filmed by the BBC, and has a book deal in progress.
Watch the father and son tag-team to make a vegetable frittata, after the jump.
Meet the biggest buzzword in the food world this minute: koodies. No, I'm not referring to the term we used prolifically as fourth graders; I'm talking about kid foodies. Food trend analyst Phil Lempert, also known as the Supermarket Guru, coined the term to refer to children with an "ardent or refined interest in food" or "an unusual, sometimes fanatic, desire to eat unusual foods."
The term may be brand-new, but the idea of kids with refined palates has been on the horizon for a while. Remember Greg Grossman, who catered in the Hamptons? Or David Fishman, who dined alone at 12? Let's not forget Julian Kreusser, the 5-year-old with a cooking show. They're all poster children for the term "koodie."
Do you have any koodies in your life? Do you respect their precocious appreciation for food — or do you find it to be obnoxious?