Item description for The Children's Quick and Easy Cookbook by Angela Wilkes...
Outline ReviewDo restaurant menus featuring full-color food photos kick your salivary glands into high gear? Angela Wilkes's inviting, heavily illustrated cookbook offers the same satisfaction of seeing exactly what you're going to get--along with the ensuing hunger pangs. Children can follow each recipe step by step, with photographs that show what you're supposed to do, how to do it, and when. Thankfully, the 60 recipes are appealing dishes the whole family will want to eat, from Salade Nicoise and Filled Crepes to the more basic Tacos and Guacamole and Spicy Chicken Burgers. The chapters include: "Before You Start," "Kitchen Rules," "Super-Fast Snacks" (Cheater's Pizzas, Crunchy Crostini, Fruit Smoothies), "Speedy Meals" (Classic Omelettes, Vegetable Soups, Chicken Curry and Rice); "Delightful Desserts" (Lemon Cheesecake, Fruit Crumble, Tiramisu), "Treats and Sweets" (Oat Bars, Chocolate Dips, Macaroons), "Picture Glossary" (Grilling, Stir-Frying, Marinating), and a helpful index. The book provides quantities of ingredients in both imperial and metric measurements and clearly organizes the ingredients lists. The overall effect is dazzling--youngsters will find themselves right at home in the kitchen, whipping up simple or elaborate dishes with confidence and glee. (Ages 9 to 12)
Product Description Over 100 simple recipes for everything from scrambled eggs to delicious pastries are presented with full color, step-by-step illustrations, introducing children to the joys of cooking and eating good food.
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Studio: DK CHILDREN
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11" Width: 8.1" Height: 0.5" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 1997
Publisher DK Children
ISBN 0789420260 ISBN13 9780789420268 UPC 635517020267
Availability 0 units.
More About Angela Wilkes
Angela Wilkes is an award-winning writer and editor renowned for lively, engaging books children read over and over again. She excels in presenting information in an original and straightforward way -- a gift that has been recognized by children and parents alike across the world. Her long list of titles spans a diverse range of topics including My First Nature Book, Simple Science, The Big Book of Dinosaurs, My World, Your World, and The Best Book of Ballet.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Children's Quick and Easy Cookbook?
Yummy recipes, great photos Jun 1, 2008
This cookbook has a lot of fun and easy recipes for kids. It also has great photos and step-by-step instructions. Many appealing recipes for children and adults.
pleases all Apr 26, 2008
We all love this cook book. The photos are beautiful and recipes easy to follow. A few are difficult for younger cooks, but just looking at those recipes makes you want to grow up faster! Recipes cover breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts. Healthy, international recipes that kids and adults will want to make and eat. This one is a winner.
I was incredibly impressed with this book! Apr 14, 2008
I think this is the perfect cookbook for a child who has mastered the extremely basic parts of preparing food (such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches), and wants to learn more. I recommend it for any child who is mature enough to use sharp knives and cooking over heat without injuring him or herself.
The best thing about this book is that the step-by-step instructions are clear and easy to follow. I got this book as a newly married adult because it contains many recipes which I assume are difficult, but which I am confident that I can make using this cookbook. (For example: chicken nuggets made from chicken breast pieces; and chocolate truffles). I wish I had discovered this book years ago, because I believe that with it I could have learned these recipes as a child.
For Older Children Mar 3, 2008
This cookbook is not what I could call your basic kids' cookbook. I feel it would be good for older children or for children who have a flair for the gourmet. The recipes have more ingredients and more steps than the usual children's recipe, and a few of the recipes are for dishes that most kids wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole, such as "Salade Nicoise" with anchovies and black olives. Of course you could always modify the recipe. The good thing about it is that it has nice pictures of the finished item and several of the steps. All in all, I am not sorry I bought this book, and like every cookbook, it is "hit and miss" recipes, but we rely more on "The Everything Kids' Cookbook," for more basic recipes, even though it doesn't have nice pictures like the DK book does.
yummy Dec 12, 2007
Great recipes, easy for my kids to understand. The recipes we have tried were delicious!