Children's Literature - Gwynne SpencerPart of the "Checkerboard How-To Library," this book includes eight pizza recipespizza dough from scratch, tomato-based sauce from scratch, four-cheese pizza, combo pizza, pita pizza, bagel veggie pizza, and pesto pizza. The section titled "What Makes Cooking So Cool" introduces the recipes, tells readers how the book works, and offers encouragement for new chefs. The section called "Basics" colorfully teaches new cooks to ask permission, be prepared, be smart, be safe in the kitchen, and to be clean and neat. It also teaches new cooks how to measure and includes symbols used in the book. The section called "Tool Box" provides photographs of all the implements and appliances used in the recipes, thus preventing misunderstandings a la Amelia Bedeliaimagine how she would interpret "pizza stone." The "Cool Cooking Terms" section photographically introduces vocabulary used in the recipes: peel, chop, cube, dice, slice, mince, grate, knead, mix. The "Coolest Ingredients" section has clear photos of all the ingredients mentioned in the recipes. These features make this book (and the series) ideal for developmentally challenged adults as well as for kids in the kitchen. An index and a glossary are included.
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