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The first ever Montessori-inspired children's story cookbook
The first ever Montessori-inspired children's story cookbook
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FIRST Montessori Cookbook: Pepper and Parsley in the Kitchen

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About the Book

Pepper and Parsley in the Kitchen is a story of childhood exploration. Follow along with the main character Pepper and her younger sister Parsley as they explore their kitchen and prepare a meal with a guest traveling from Brazil. Your child will be inspired by the love of cooking and by their curiosity for the world around them. Help your child learn about cooking, travel, culture, and friendship with the Pepper and Parsley story cookbook series. Each Pepper and Parsley book includes an illustrated recipe and a Montessori inspired recipe guide for parents who love to help their children develop independence and self-confidence. Every Pepper and Parsley story cookbook also includes a map, a dual language glossary, and a collector’s edition luggage sticker. Travel alongside Pepper and Parsley as they explore the world around them. 

Our Story

The real story of Pepper and Parsley is a story of the families Stone and Theris and the intersection of their two crazy lives at just the right time. Each family has brought something different to the table but we both share a passion for education, exploration and cooking. 

In 2016 Illustrator dad Spike Stone and mommy entrepreneur Elizabeth gave birth to their first daughter, Pepper. The Stone family began to search for a school that would foster Pepper’s independence, creativity and confidence. Believing that early education could be more than simple childcare, the Stones dreamed of a place where their daughter could grow beyond her potential, a place that would open her to the limitless possibilities the world could offer. After over a year of searching for a school environment that would blur the boundaries of school and home the Stone and Theris worlds collided. Pepper Stone became Tiger Lily’s first student and the friendship between the two families began to grow.

In 2017 Alexandra Theris and her former chef husband opened Tiger Lily Montessori School. Theris envisioned Tiger Lily as a place where children could learn in an environment unlike any other, one that challenged them to reach their potential and to explore freely in a space prepared for them to exceed the expectations of early childhood education. The Theris’ believed that practical life skills at an early age would help build confidence in their young students. Coupled with an artistic background and a passion for cooking the Theris family launched a “cooking in the classroom” curriculum in their small Montessori school. Every Friday Tiger Lily students receive a lesson on a new recipe. Each week the work in the practical life area of the toddler environment helps to strengthen the skills their students need to prepare Friday’s recipe. The Theris’ believed that giving their students the freedom to explore in a safe and well prepared environment would ignite a passion within them and they were right! “Cooking in the Classroom” became a huge success! Starting with simple vegetable chopping and ingredient mixing, Pepper and her tiny Tiger Lily friends began to master the art of cooking independently. 

The Stone and Theris families knew that cooking with children and following the Montessori method was a passion they all shared and wondered how they could combine their wide range of talents to share their mission with the world. An an artist, a chef, a Montessori teacher and an entrepreneur came together and boom! … the Pepper and Parsley series was born. After two years of cooking together in the classroom, the Stone’s and Theris’  were inspired to share their adventures with families everywhere.  

What’s next?

We are almost ready to self-publish Pepper and Parsley in the Kitchen. This Kickstarter campaign serves as the pre-sale launch of the book. All contributions at the $25 level and beyond include a full color, hardcover copy of Pepper and Parsley in the Kitchen. Our goal is to fund the initial bulk printing of 1,000 books, including shipping, postage and fees to Kickstarter. Additionally, funds will be used to pay for the graphic designer, art supplies, marketing and travel expenses. Finally, all contributions will help to further develop Pepper and Parsley in the Kitchen including lesson plans for classroom teachers, a website, and resources for cooking. We hope that Pepper and Parsley in the Kitchen will be the first in a series of children’s story cookbooks that will follow Pepper and her younger sister Parsley as she visits friends and explores kitchens around the world. 

Risks and challenges

The challenge is timing. We're right on schedule and don't foresee any major issues besides potential delays with the shipping process.

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    We so appreciate your support. Your hug or high five also includes a handwritten thank-you note from Pepper and our most sincere gratitude.

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    Signed copy

    You'll receive a first edition, signed copy with a personal note from the Stone and Theris families. If the book is a gift, kindly let us know to whom we should address the note.

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    Signed Book plus tools

    You'll receive a first edition, signed copy of book with special children size tools. Montessori Vegetable chopper,
    Mini Rolling pin, 3 cup hand crank flour sifter, Non-slip handle measuring cup and spoon set, Mini non-stick pie tins (set of four) and Non stick child sized scissors.

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    Signed Book plus tools and stool

    You'll receive a first edition, signed copy of book with special children size tools. Montessori Vegetable chopper,
    Mini Rolling pin, 3 cup hand crank flour sifter, Non-slip handle measuring cup and spoon set, Mini non-stick pie tins (set of four) Non stick child sized scissors and Kids On The Rise Step Stool.

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    Class addition

    Order 10 copies for the kids in your life. This option also includes a consultation, for real life advice on introducing cooking to young children.

    10 books might also look great on a retail display! If you are a business owner and interested in a bulk order, this choice may be perfect for you.

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    Book reading

    Hold a private Pepper and Parsley in the kitchen book reading at your school, studio or home. The visit includes 20 copies of the book, signed with a personal note if you'd like. (Local visits in New England only, please).

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    Book reading and Cooking class

    Hold a private Pepper and Parsley in the kitchen book reading and cooking class at your school, studio or home. The visit includes 20 copies of the book, ingrediants, and signed with a personal note if you'd like. (Local visits in New England only, please).

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