Introducing Our First Spanish/English Language-Learning Bilingual Cookbook

Your Children Will Love Our Bilingual Cookbook …

Are you a bilingual family using Spanish and English daily? Are you a parent wanting to teach a little bit of Spanish or English to your children? Or maybe you are a teacher wanting to bring a little of diversity to your foreign language classes? Do you like cooking simple and scrummy recipes? Do you want to have fun with food while learning a language?

If you answered “Yes” or “Sí” to any of these questions, you will love our wonderful bilingual cookbook with recipes, puzzles and activities.

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This amazing 84-page bilingual cookbook will guide you through simple recipes while learning new vocabulary and having fun with your children at the kitchen table. Our fun language assistants, Arthur the Apple and Nerea Naranja will make language learning as easy as following a recipe. This book is designed for children learning Spanish or English (as a foreign language) and is perfect to compliment any language learning already happening either at school or at home. It is suitable for school-aged children but can also be adapted for younger children (if parents or teacher are on hand to help).


In our Activity Bilingual Cookbook, you will find:

– Simple and scrummy recipes:

  • Easy Pancakes,
  • Egg Muffins,
  • Fruitburgers,
  • Tuna Fishcakes,
  • Pizza Omelette,
  • Home-made Lemonade,
  • Lemon Brownies,
  • Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies,
  • Chocolate Brownies
  • Catalan Cream

All recipes include ingredients lists and instructions in both languages (Spanish and English).

– Vocabulary sheets: colours, numbers, alphabets and more.

– Games: matching words, fill-the-blanks, word search, spot-the-difference …

– Worksheets to create your own recipes in Spanish (or English) and shopping lists to photocopy and prepare for each of the recipes before you go shopping.

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Who is our Bilingual Cookbook for?

Whether you are teaching or learning Spanish or English, there is something for everyone who loves to teach or learn, while having fun.

Our language learning activity cookbook is perfect for bilingual families. If English or Spanish is your minority language, doing some of these activities at your own pace, give your children an extra boost in the target language. It also enriches their vocabulary.

Our language learning activity cookbook is also perfect for language teachers. Whether you are teaching Spanish or English as a foreign language or running a language after-school group, you can use the recipes and little games as support for some of your activities.

Here are just a few of our wonderful language-learning mini chefs …

Where can you find our Bilingual Cookbook?

You can download a printable version of the cookbook to print at home or at your local copy/print shop. You can also buy a book version (shipping currently only in Europe).

To complement the activity book, you can also order our children’s or adults’ aprons (shipping only in Europe).

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The New Kids On The Block: The Chopping Block!


Come And Meet The New Kids On The (Chopping) Block!

Say “Hi” or “Hola” to Cooking with Languages, a clever new way to help children – and grown ups – learn a language in a fun way.

Cooking with Languages is the brainchild of Lisa Sadleir who wanted to design an exciting and interactive way to learn languages. Not only do parents or teachers sow the seeds for bringing up bilingual children but they teach them to cook at the same time. A recipe for success, or what!

Many of you will remember endlessly reciting verbs in  French, German or Spanish classes while trawling through text books full of dreary families. Well, your children do not have to be subjected to this. Their language-learning will be full of colour with interesting characters like Arthur Apple and Nerea Naranja, who will soon be joined by Olivier l’Oignon, Klaus Kartoffel and Paola Pomodoro. (During the campaign you can vote for who comes to life next!)



Cooking with Languages is all about hands-on fun as children make easy (and scrummy!) recipes which you can help them to eat; play games and other activities; and listen and repeat from audios recorded by Lisa’s son Joshua and daughter Francesca, both bilingual in English and Spanish, who are the voices of Arthur and Nerea.

Children learn by listening, watching and copying so the activity cookbook encourages them to listen to the audios, watch their teachers or parents, and get their hands dirty while cooking up tasty treats. Their minds are like sponges so they’ll be soaking up new words while playing at Junior Masterchef in the kitchen.

“I want to do for languages what Jamie Oliver has done for cooking,” says Lisa, trilingual herself and passionate about giving children the gift of languages.

“We’ve had a lot of fun creating the materials as a family – trying out new recipes in our own kitchen, recording the audios and thinking up new ways to make learning Spanish exciting. And we’ve had some great feedback on what we’ve produced so far!”


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In the books you will find:

  • content is in English and Spanish
  • simple, scrummy recipes to make so children can get messy while learning languages
  • fun assistants to help with the cooking
  • games and activities to practise
  • eye-catching illustrations to engage the children

You can also be at the cutting-edge of this innovative way to learn by joining Cooking with Languages in its quest to raise £5,000 (about €5,800) by January 31st.


Fundraisers can get a copy of the English/Spanish activity cookbook and other materials at reduced rates. There’ll be sneak peeks at new materials and the chance to have your own recipe printed in the book and dedicated to your own children.

But best of all, everyone who contributes will be helping to make language learning fun and give more children the gift of language.

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Contributions start from just £5 (about €5.80) and can be made quickly, securely and easily via PayPal.  


CLICK HERE  to visit the Crowdfunder page for more information.


Basically, the more books ordered, the cheaper they are, which means more people or schools can afford them. With your support, Lisa and her family can produce more affordable materials and grow many more language-loving superheroes.


Research shows there’s a lack of materials for young Spanish learners so Lisa is working with a pre-school and primary teacher in the UK to create materials to be used in the classroom. The sooner children are exposed to foreign languages the better.

The dream is to produce all the materials in French, German and Italian in partnership with fellow collaborators and any other languages that people want.

THANK YOU for supporting this campaign!

Visit the Crowdfunder page for more information.

5 Razones por las Cuales Nuestro Libro de Recetas Hace el Aprendizaje de Idiomas Divertido

En Cooking With Languages, nuestro objetivo es hacer que aprender idiomas sea divertido. Nuestra misión es animar a que más niños quieran aprender idiomas. Nuestro primer libro de recetas, diseñado para niños aprendiendo inglés y español, está lleno de actividades para aprender idiomas. Hay muchas razones por las cuales nuestro libro es genial y os ayudará, a ti y a los más pequeños, a aprender idiomas.

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Aquí 5 Razones por las Cuales Nuestro Libro de Recetas Hace el Aprendizaje de Idiomas Divertido:


5¡Todo el contenido está en inglés y en español!

Una de las cosas geniales sobre nuestro libro de recetas es el hecho que todo el contenido está tanto en inglés como en español. Esto permite que los niños puedan leer las recetas en ambos idiomas y aprendan muchas palabras y frases nuevas. A la par, los más pequeños aprenderán la estructura de las frases en ambos idiomas, ayudándoles a hablar como nativos, casi sin dares cuenta.

Poder ver el contenido en ambos idiomas realmente ayuda a entender como los nativos de ambos idiomas se expresan y como estructuran las frases: todos los idiomas funciona de distintas formas, así que esto es una fantástica forma de entender como estos dos idiomas son usados.

4¡Recetas Simples y Deliciosas!

Poder leer las recetas en ambos idiomas es fantástico pero lo que es realmente importante es que el contenido es genial y realmente aporta mucho contenido con el cual aprender. No solo ofrecemos deliciosas recetas que todo el mundo amará, también ofrecemos textos bien estructurados, con mucho vocabulario que será útil y que los más pequeños aprenderán fácilmente. Las palabras y oraciones han sido mantenidas sencillas per naturales para que los pequeños lo puedan entender y recordar con facilidad.

Nuestro objetivo es pasarlo bien mientras aprendes idiomas y nuestro libro de recetas realmente ofrece eso. Nuestras recetas no son solo deliciosas sino que también son fáciles y divertidas de preparar.

Así que, si quieres pasar un buen rato con tus hijos mientras preparas recetas simples y deliciosas y aprendéis idiomas juntos, ¡este libro de recetas es para ti!

3Arthur Apple y Nerea Naranja: ¡Nuestros Divertidos Asistentes!

Arthur Apple y Nerea Naranja son nuestros asistentes en la cocina (y en clase). Están aquí para ayudarte con nuestras recetas y con tu aprendizaje de idiomas.

El diseño de los personajes es simplemente genial, son divertidos y perfectos para los más pequeños. Arthur Apple y Nerea Naranja definitivamente captarán la atención de los pequeños y harán que quieran cocinar, jugar y empezar a aprender idiomas. Los niños adoran los dibujos animados y Arthur Apple y Nerea Naranja son, definitivamente, los personajes perfectos para ayudar y guiar a los peques mientras aprenden idiomas. ¿Qué niño no quiere un buen amigo que les ayude?

NOTA: Estamos desarrollando más apps que permitan a los niños conocer mejor a los asistentes y poder preguntarles cómo se pronuncian ciertas palabras.

2¡Un Montón de Juegos y Actividades con las que Practicar!

Tener mucho contenido del cual aprender es genial, evidentemente, pero la mayor parte de nuestro proceso de aprendizaje ocurre cuando tenemos que pensar y razonar la respuesta a una pregunta y es por eso que nuestro libro de recetas ofrece un montón de juegos y actividades. Estas actividades permiten que los niños puedan practicar y fortalecer todo lo que han aprendido leyendo y hablando mientras preparan nuestras simples y deliciosas recetas.

Nuestro libro de recetas ofrece un gran abanico de actividades para que los pequeños se lo pasen bien mientras cocinan. Con nuestras actividades y la ayuda de Arthur Apple y Nerea Naranja, aprenderán vocabulario nuevo en el idioma objetivo para que, algún día, puedan hablar como nativos.

6 Trucos Para Ganar Confianza Hablando Idiomas Extranjeros

1¡Ilustraciones Fantásticas!

Siempre se dice que no deberíamos juzgar un libro por la portada pero, evidentemente, la primera cosa que ves cuando coges un libro es, de hecho, la portada… y nuestro libro de recetas tiene una portada fantástica. Muestra parte de las ilustraciones que encontrarás dentro e introduce a nuestros asistentes. Todas las imágenes e ilustraciones en el libro son animadas, divertidas y llenas de color.

Cuando enseñas a niños pequeños, lo más importante es que no vean los libros como algo aburrido. Tener divertidas ilustraciones en las páginas del libro definitivamente hará que los más peques quieran mirar y usar el libro.

Las imágenes e ilustraciones usadas en nuestro libro de recetas tienen el propósito de facilitar la tarea de aprender idiomas a los más pequeños: la mayoría del vocabulario está acompañado por una imagen para que el aprendiz entienda lo que significa la palabra rápidamente. Esta técnica permitirá a los niños empezar a pensar en el idioma objetivo ya que no estarán aprendiendo palabras traduciéndolas  de vuestro idioma nativo. Estarán creando nuevos atajos en su mente lo cual, en el futuro, les ayudará a hablar como nativos.

La mejor forma de aprender es pasándolo bien y entreteniendo a los estudiantes con buen contenido. Nuestro libro de recetas ofrece un contenido fantástico y horas de diversión así que es fantástico para aprender idiomas. ¿No estás de acuerdo?

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5 Reasons Why Our Bilingual Cookbook Makes Language Learning Fun

At Cooking With Languagesour aim is to make language learning fun. Our mission is to encourage more children to want to learn languages. Our first bilingual activity cookbook, designed for children learning English and Spanish is jam packed full of fun language learning activities. There are many reasons why our book is great and why it will help you and your children to learn new languages.

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Here are 5 Reasons Why Our Bilingual Cookbook Makes Language Learning Fun:

5All Content Is In Both English and Spanish!

One of the great things about our bilingual activity cookbook is the fact that all the content can be found in both English and Spanish. That allows children to read the recipes in both languages and learn lots of new words and phrases. At the same time, young learners will learn the structure of sentences in both languages, aiding them towards speaking like natives, without even realising it.

Being able to check out all the content in both your native language and your target language really does help towards understanding how natives of both languages express themselves and structure their sentences: all languages work differently, so this is a really great way to get a gist of the way these two languages are used.

4Simple But Scrummy Recipes!

Being able to read the recipes in both languages is fantastic but what is really important is that the content is great and our activity cookbook really offers great content for learning. Not only do we offer  simple but scrummy recipes that everyone at home will love, we offer well-structured texts, with plenty of useful vocabulary that children will love learning. Words and sentence structure have been kept simple but natural, so children will be able to understand and remember easily.

We are all about having fun while learning, and our activity cookbook really does provide this. The recipes we have thought of are not only scrummy, they are also really fun and simple to prepare!

So, if you want to spend some quality time with your children while preparing some simple but scrummy meals and learning together a new language, our cookbook is for you!

3Arthur Apple and Nerea Naranja: Our Fun Assistants!

Arthur Apple and Nerea Naranja are our assistants in the kitchen (our classroom). They are here to help you with our recipes and with your language learning!

The character designs are great, fun and appealing for children. Arthur Apple and Nerea Naranja will definitely catch your children’s attention and make them keen to cook, play and to start learning languages. Children love cartoons and Arthur Apple and Nerea Naranja are the perfect characters to help and guide your children towards learning new languages. What child doesn’t like to have a fun friend to help them?

NOTE: We are developing more apps to allow children to get to know the language assistants better and to be able to ask them how to say certain words.

2Plenty Of Games and Activities To Practise!

Having lots of content to learn from is fantastic but, of course, most of our learning happens when we have to think and reason what the answer is to a question and that is why our activity cookbook also provides you with lots of great, fun and entertaining activities. These activities allow children to practise and strengthen everything they have picked up while reading and talking as they were preparing our simple but scrummy recipes.

Our activity cookbook provides you with a wide range of activities for your children to have fun and enjoy themselves while cooking. With our activities and the help of Arthur Apple and Nerea Naranja, they will learn and build up new vocabulary in their target language so that the can eventually speak like natives.

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1Fantastic Illustrations!

It is always said that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but, of course, the first thing that you see when you pick up a book is, in fact, the cover… and our activity cookbook has a fine one! It showcases some of the artwork you will find inside and introduces our language assistants. All the illustrations and artwork in the book are bright, cheerful and fun.

When teaching children, it is important that they don’t see books as something boring and dull. Having great illustrations all over the pages will definitely make your children want to use our book.

The pictures and artwork used in our cookbook have the purpose of facilitating the learning task for even the youngest learners: most vocabulary is accompanied by a picture so that the learner will understand what the words mean straight away. This technique will allow children to slowly start thinking in their target language as they are not learning new words by translating them from their native language. They are creating new “shortcuts” in their minds which, in the long term, will allow them to speak like natives.

The best way to learn is by having fun and engaging learners with entertaining content. Our activity cookbook offers great content and lots of fun so, it is perfect for learning languages. Wouldn’t you agree?

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