Monday, September 9, 2013

Arriving on DVD on Sept. 10th from Sesame Workshop -- "Sesame Street: C is for Cooking" -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a DVD copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views shared are mine and mine alone.


Sesame Street: C Is for Cooking

Plus Full-Length Bonus Adventure “Elmo’s Magic Cookbook” and Special Appearance by Amy Adams

"Bon App├ętit! Buon Appetito! Come discover what all of your favorite Sesame Street friends are stirring up as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization, release Sesame Street: C is for Cooking on DVD September 10, 2013 for $14.98 SRP. This DVD includes memorable songs and stories about how eating healthy can be beneficial and delicious for children! This release will also be available for digital download.

Sesame Street: C is for Cooking is an exciting new DVD featuring the hilarious Cookie Monster and lovable Elmo in the kitchen. Sesame Street C is for Cooking provides a great opportunity for children to learn about healthy foods, the excitement and enjoyment of trying new foods and the difference between foods that are okay to eat some of the time and foods that are okay to eat all of the time.  This home video also promotes math skills, such as counting, addition and measuring, as well cognitive reasoning skills such as following the steps of a recipe.  Kids will discover how to make sushi, bread and oatmeal cookies, and then, join Murray as he takes a trip to cooking school. Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and the rest of your Sesame Street friends help children learn all about healthy eating through simple yet scrumptious recipes. And, just when you think the fun is over, Elmo teaches kids how to make refreshing fruit juice Popsicles! Amy Adams also makes a guest appearance and provides her favorite healthy cooking tips for parents and children alike. It is a flavor-packed feature that will surely become a favorite!

If you want to keep enjoying these recipes time after time, Sesame Street: C is for Cooking, includes a special bonus adventure, “Elmo’s Magic Cookbook” and a booklet of 6 delicious dishes inside. Sesame Street: C is for Cooking uses catchy songs and cooking tutorials as a means to teach children about different types of food, options for healthy eating and friendship! From the beloved classic tune “C is for Cookie” and a handful of cooking tips from your favorite Sesame Street friends, your child will be helping out in the kitchen in no time! So get out your pots and pans, put on your best apron and join all the chefs of Sesame Street in the kitchen!

“We are excited to introduce Sesame Street: C is for Cooking to the Sesame Street DVD collection,” said Jeff Brown, WBHE Executive Vice President and GM of Non-Theatrical Franchise Marketing. “Sesame Street continues to be a retail powerhouse with over 4 million DVDs sold each year. Kids will be able to enjoy 2 fun filled hours of all their favorite Sesame Street moments again and again!”

Now in its 43rd season, Sesame Street is the longest-running program in children’s television. The series has received more Emmy awards than any other show in television history (153), as well as a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award honoring the 40th year. "


My Thoughts:

Who doesn't love to get in the kitchen with their children and cook.  I have always loved cooking, and can recall some great memories of learning how to make Italian cookies with my grandmother and learning how to really cook from my mom before I went off to college.  And, now with two girls of my own, I use every opportunity when cooking or baking to get them involved.  Arabella is my designated taster, while Savannah loves to "stir it up." :-)  Just last night,  I had the girls helping me make apple crisp and apple and walnut bread, as the apples we picked a couple of weeks ago had to be used up.  There is something about watching the girls and hearing them giggle as they roll up their sleeves to help Mommy out in the kitchen. Moments like these are priceless and ones I will treasure for years to come.

So, when I received the upcoming Sesame Street: C is for Cooking, which will be available for purchase online and in stores on September 10th, I knew two little chefs who would love watching Elmo, Cookie Monster and other Sesame Street favorites cook up tasty treats.  Prior to cooking last night with the girls, we had watched this DVD in its entirety after lunch.  With over 2 hours of Foodie fun, including a full-length video, "Elmo's Magic Cookbook," along with downloadable activity and recipe pages, the girls couldn't stop asking when they could help me again in the kitchen. 

If you watch Sesame Street with your kids, then you probably see how they take different popular shows or songs from today, and make them kid-friendly.  With this new DVD, you will be happy to see a kid-friendly version of Iron Chef featuring some of your child's favorite characters from Sesame Street.  In addition to watching fun shorts, children will also learn about the importance of healthy eating and snacking through stories and songs.  With the help of Sesame Street characters, children will see how different foods like bread and cookies are made, as well as see Elmo make tasty frozen fruit pops.  I forgot to make these with the girls this summer, but have it on our to-do this weekend. Can't wait! :-)

In addition to the frozen fruit pops we will be making this weekend, I also want to try a few recipes that were included in the bonus recipe booklet found inside the DVD case.  These recipes are just a handful that can be found in the kid-friendly cookbook, "Sesame Street: C is for Cooking."  I already own and have tried many kid-friendly recipes from the "Sesame Street: B is for Baking" cookbook (search my blog for the review of this cookbook).  I will definitely be picking up a copy of the "C is for Cooking" cookbook to create fun, kid-friendly recipes with my girls.



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About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street.  The Workshop produces Sesame Street programs, seen in over 150 countries, and other acclaimed shows, including The Electric Company, to help bridge the literacy gap.  Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Other initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning.  Learn more at

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through

Disclosure: I was sent a DVD copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. Our favorite thing to cook in the kitchen together is Lasagna. All my children can make it now. And my children grew up with Sesame Street, it's a wonderful show.