About the book

Encouraging teens to cook has many benefits. As well as promoting good nutrition to support their growing bodies, cooking is a skill that's fun and enjoyable. Expanding their knowledge about preparing food can also boost confidence and help teens to connect with family and friends.

Simple and nutritious recipes created by a mother & son team

Not just recipes...

Packed with creative recipes for everything. From one-pot butter chicken to Mexican black bean burgers, rustic apple pie and passionfruit cheesecakes. Filled with techniques to teach the basics, with lots of tips and ratings along the way, this book is sure to become your teens' new kitchen go-to!

Inside the book

Over 65 easy-to-follow recipes.

Basic techniques and tips to help along the way.

Breakfasts to snacks, meals and sweet treats.

Lots of fresh produce and some vegetarian recipes.

Recipes perfect for teens, parents and beginners.

About the authors

Julie Jansen is a Home Economist, recipe writer and food stylist. Her recipes have graced the pages of numerous cookbooks, food magazines, and websites.

The Shared Apron is her second self-published cookbook, following the success of Apricots & Apron Strings. Julie believes a simple solution to the future nourishment of our kids is to give them an apron and encourage the life skill of cooking.

At just 15, Ethan Jansen is already a passionate cook. He's confident with a chef's knife, adept at preparing family meals, whipping up snacks for friends, and inventing innovative recipes. Ethan is keen to show other teens how simple and enjoyable it can be to prepare delicious meals at home.