Monday, December 22, 2008

Nintendo DS - Personal Trainer: Cooking

Have you had a chance to try this game out yet?

I've had a chance to use it and I think that it's a good way to get your kids, who are stuck to their video games, into the kitchen with you. The cookbook contains recipes from several different countries all over the world. You can search for a recipe by the title, by country or by ingredient. You can create a shopping list for each recipe, too.

Your trainer goes into step-by-step details on how to prepare each recipe.

If you don't understand how to do a certain step -- for example, how to saute -- you can ask for more info and the trainer will go into a deeper explination of how to saute food. This is really helpful for older kids who are learning to cook more complicated meals.

The program understands voice commands so that you can cook and not worry about touching any buttons to advance the recipe.

Although this game will never take the place of my love of cookbooks, I do think that it provides some fun family time cooking. I would like to see them come out with a kids cooking version next. In the meantime, my kids and I will continue to have fun trying out new recipes in this one.

1 comment:

~*amber*~ said...

My kids are getting a DS this year. I think this sounds really neat, but I think that it would be better if my kids were slightly older. I don't mind them helping, but don't they are still little enough that I don't want them near the stove or anything.

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