Vinny Grette, boy chef, hosts “Cook Up A Story”
Besides writing this blog, I’ve penned a book, available in two formats:
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About the book
This collection of six stories and activities for kids 6-12 years old celebrates families. Adventurous, bizarre, zany, silly, or even sometimes bitter sweet, my tales talk about friendship, heritage, belonging, confidence, danger, and even, sometimes, sacrifice.
Boy chef Vinny Grette butts in whenever he can get a word in edgewise. Food is an ingredient in my plots and Vinny offers up a few recipes with my stories so kids can cook what they read. Vinny thinks kitchen time together grows happy, healthy families. He’s a bit of know-it-all, but his heart is in the right place.
Vinny wants us to experiment with food. He tries out recipes for things we love… like cookies, chicken wings and smoothies, using less sugar, healthier fats, and less salt, without sacrificing good taste.
About the website
Vinny also hosts a website for Cook Up A Story. It gives me a chance to share many more recipes featuring foods that are both good for growing families and good to eat. I hope you and your family will welcome me and Vinny into your kitchen once in a while to cook up some stories together.
About the creators
Sharon Rudnitski (that’s me) is the name behind Cook Up A Story, both the book and the website.
An early interest our kitchen inspired my university degree in food science. A Gold Harvest award capped my publishing career with Agriculture Canada, won for a national science program I led for children.
Now I enjoy bringing my stories, recipes, and healthy-eating messages privately to kids in the community. I live with my husband in Canada, near my grandchildren, whose ticklish taste buds challenge me at every meal to come up with good food that’s fun to eat.
The book’s illustrator, Pierre Sylvestre, brings 20 years of experience to his art, as animator, filmmaker and storyboard artist. Currently director of Scratch Production, Pierre also works for the Government of Canada. Pierre lives in Quebec, with his young family.
Vinny Grette, Sharon’s alter ego, is the 12-year-old boy who lives inside all of us, regardless of the passing years. Welcome Vinny into your family, as we discover together a world of good eating. Let’s get cooking!