Item description for Stirring Up a World of Fun: International Recipes, Wacky Facts & Family Time Ideas by Nanette Goings...
Overview Focusing on parents spending time with their children, each recipe includes an interesting cultural fact, a family-time activity, and a Scripture verse to worship the Lord while cooking together.
Publishers Description Stirring Up a World of Fun contains 100 recipes compiled from all over the world. The introduction helps parents discuss kitchen safety, cooking terms and utensils, and measuring tips with their children. The recipes are organized according to regions of the world. Focusing on parents spending time with their children, each recipe includes an interesting cultural fact, a family time activity, and a Scripture verse to worship the Lord while cooking together.
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Studio: New Hope Publishers - Arise
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 7.06" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher NEW HOPE PUBLISHING #351
ISBN 1563099195 ISBN13 9781563099199
Reviews - What do customers think about Stirring Up A World Of Fun?
A fun book with a great format! Jul 23, 2008
This book offers fun ways to incorporate some new foods, interesting facts and great biblical truths. The format is fantastic. Each chapter features a different region of the world (Africa, Asia, South America, Western Europe, etc.). Within the chapters, sections are divided by country. Obviously, not every nation in the world is represented, but the author does a good job including many of them (over 50 countries) from every corner of the planet. Each page consistently offers four sections:
* The Recipe -- Most have few ingredients and simple instructions. Icons highlight which recipes kids can help prepare and which they can do by themselves. * Did You Know? -- This section offers interesting facts about one of the recipe's ingredients, the nation of origin or a Bible story that relates to this food or people group. * What Can You Do? -- Here readers find a project or activity that ties in with the recipe or facts just learned. Sometimes it's a game or conversation starter; sometimes it's a craft or science project. * What Does the Bible Say? -- This is a Bible verse (with reference) related to the food or lesson. These make great memory verses or the start of simple meal-time devotions.
I like this book, but I wish it were more internationally focused. Of the 100 recipes included, seventeen of them are from North America. I don't need to buy an international cookbook to make apple pie, brownies or blueberry pancakes. Also, the "wacky facts" are not always related to the country listed. For example, Vinete, an eggplant dip from Romania, doesn't mention anything about Romania or the people there. Instead it talks about Thomas Jefferson and how he brought eggplant to the United States.
Final Thoughts: My intention was to use this book to teach my children more about missionaries and the countries where they serve. It's not the best book for this purpose, but it's still a fun book to have around.