Maureen Fitzgerald

Maureen Fitzgerald

Maureen Fitzgerald is the Inquirer's former food editor. In 2011, she started a blog teaching her daughter to cook, which inspired her to start teaching healthy cooking lessons in an urban school. The program has been expanded over the last several years, staffed by readers who volunteer to teach kids to cook.

Latest Stories

Will kids eat fish? Yes, if they cook it themselves

The children from My Daughter's Kitchen learn to prepare a recipe for roasted cod with breadcrumb topping that even won over the non-fish eaters.

Cooking for themselves — and their families — makes a difference for these Philly students

Fresh, homemade tomato sauce for spaghetti and turkey sausage is a win all around.

‘Just chop through it, man,’ and other life lessons Philly students learn in the kitchen

Turkey and mushroom tacos go over well — though maybe would be better sans mushrooms.

Make a fluffier, eggier alternative to the bodega breakfast | My Daughter’s Kitchen

Instead of a Tastykake Coconut Junior Cake and BBQ Pringles, consider a basil-and-cheese mini frittata.

Cooking classes transformed more than their kitchen skills

The first graduates of My Daughter's Kitchen cooking program reunited to share a meal once again.

Showing off their new skills with pride | My Daughter’s Kitchen

As the parents sampled the work of their children, there were many compliments and requests for seconds as the students basked in the praise.

It needs to be healthy and affordable. It also needs to taste good. | My Daughter’s Kitchen

When coming up with new recipes for My Daughter’s Kitchen, the challenge is multidimensional.

Where the magic happens | My Daughter’s Kitchen

As anyone who has ever taught a class of children knows, there are a million things that can go wrong. But we got lucky.

Teaching kids to resist the lure of junk food | My Daughter’s Kitchen

Moroccan stew was unfamiliar to nearly all the students participating in the healthy-cooking program.