Monday Children’s Book Reviews for October 28, 2013

The change in the weather always makes me think of warm things to eat, like hearty soups and stews, delicious muffins, and seasonal desserts: pumpkin pie, and — well, more pumpkin pie! Check out your local library for cookbooks like these:

The International Cookbook for Kids by Matthew Locricchio

“Offers sixty classic recipes from Italy, France, China, and Mexico as well as cooking terms and safety tips.”          [J641.5622 LOCRICCHIO]

Kids Cook 1 – 2 – 3: Recipes for Young Chefs Using Only 3 Ingredients by Rozanne Gold

“Learning to cook can be fun and easy! This cookbook is for kids, but beginning cooks of all ages will love the simple and delicious recipes for every meal–all with only three ingredients each.

“With more than 100 easy-to-follow recipes, kids can prepare breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts and more, while learning about fresh ingredients and simple cooking techniques. From the best peanut butter and jelly sandwich to crunchy wasabi salmon, young cooks will gain confidence as they prepare homemade soups, delicious macaroni and cheese, and a heavenly chocolate mousse cake.”    [J641.5123 GOLD]

Cooking Up a Storm by Sam Stern

“A kid’s gotta eat — and what better way to make sure that the food on your plate hits the spot than to make it yourself? Fourteen-year-old Sam Stern, with a bit of help from his mom, Susan, is more than happy to share dozens of his favorite recipes for all occasions. There are pancakes for breakfast and easy lunches like soup or salad to pack up for school. Quick meals like spaghetti or omelettes are best for busy school nights; for weekends there are serious dinners like homemade lasagna or whole roasted chicken. And don’t forget fancy, mouth-watering desserts; addictive but healthy snacks; and even special menus and suggestions to help keep your brain awake during dreaded exam time. Especially geared toward teen readers is the lively running commentary from Sam, plus colorful photos of food preparation and the ultimate chef’s reward: feasting with friends.”                                     [J641.5 STERN]

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