OSSINING, N.Y. -- Author Sharon Ndiaye teaches "Cooking Around the World" Tuesdays at 12 p.m. at Briarcliff Nursery School in Ossining.
She specializes in teaching children ages 4 to 8 how to cook multicultural recipes, and introduces them to kitchen processes by letting them do all the hands-on work.
They really enjoy the independence of "doing it themselves," and they gain a lot from the sensory experiences, according to Ndiaye.
"My mantra is that they don't have to like it, but we do like them to try it," she said.
Briarcliff Nursery School is at 40 Morningside Drive, Ossining.