Culinary Toolkit for Kids
London's Royal College of Art graduate Florencia Sepulveda has designed a set of tools and an accompanying cookbook to encourage children to experiment with new ingredients and flavours.
The toolkit includes a flask-style shaker for easy mixing, a masher to prepare soft foods and a 'twister' for shredding leaves, garlic and herbs.
Alongside these practical utensils, the kit includes a lab-like collection of devices that help youngsters explore flavour using a range of senses. These include a funnel that can be used to hide edibles to enable a game of guessing by scent, a food kaleidoscope for playing with colour, and a stethoscope for listening to the sounds of chewing and digestion.
Sepulveda pursued this experimental concept to assist children in forming deeper connections with food from a young age and thereby developing heathier attitudes towards their diet.