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ForeWord Reviews Recommended Picture Books Summer 2013
"This culinary tour is informative and fun, and includes tasty recipes from Mexico, France, Italy, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Japan. ...This appealing introductory guidebook to global cuisine earns a place next to Deanna F. Cook and Michael P. Kline’s The Kid’s Multicultural Cookbook and Matthew Locricchio’s The 2nd International Cookbook for Kids. Children will relate to the easy-to-read instructions as well as the photos of their peers from around the world." — School Library Journal
"Most kids are excited about the opportunity to learn to cook, but it is often difficult to find kid-friendly recipes that have variety and interest to them. This book is a great answer for those deficits in the world of cooking for kids. ...Kids will enjoy creating their own tasty, healthy dishes. Parents will want to borrow this book for the easy, delicious recipes." — City Book Review, 5 Stars
"Experiencing the cuisines of different cultures is fun way to travel around the world and this book is an age-appropriate ticket to Mexico, France, Italy, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Japan. ...With a catchy cover and enticing graphic design, this book keeps things visual with maps, pictures of kids, and photographs that demonstrate the recipe step by step. The little extra bits of information on how food relates to each location really makes this book into a well-rounded cooking adventure." — Reading Today Online
"Cool World Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids! is a global collection of over 40 fabulous ethnic recipes from Mexico, France, Italy, Africa, the Middle East, and China and Japan, specially explained and adapted for cooking by kids. Cool World Cooking is a fabulous introduction to global cuisine for kids with adult supervision. " — Midwest Book Review
"While it certainly can offer curriculum connections, it also offers a great way to have fun with kids at home." — I.N.K blog
"Cool World Cooking teaches children the basics of good cooking, food safety and how to follow instructions. ... Teaching children to cook a wide variety of foods is an invaluable tool that provides them with a lifetime of skills essential for good health and independence. Cool World Cooking is a terrific cookbook for kids, one I highly recommend." — Smart Books for Smart Kids
"What a delightful introductory cookbook for kids to help them learn the varied cuisines of the World. ...an excellent tool for parents to introduce their children to cooking in general. ... This is a book that will surely see lots of action in the kitchen. I can see Mom sneaking it out a bit to try something different, too." — Readers Haven Reviews
Previous Single Title Review
"These appealing books provide recipes for children seeking a general idea of a culture's special foods while staying with basic, familiar ingredients and simplified preparation routines." — Horn Book Guide
"These are worthy guides for the first few steps around the kitchen. . . . Use these titles to instill a sense of accomplishment and adventure in the kitchen." — School Library Journal, Series Made Simple, April 2011
Posted February 21, 2014
What a delightful introductory cookbook for kids to help them learn the varied cuisines of the World. In this step-by-step, beautifully pictured book, kids will have the opportunity to explore delightful taste sensations without difficulty.
I see this as an excellent tool for parents to introduce their children to cooking in general. The book has some basic rules of the kitchen and safety such as neat, clean, smart, safe, organization, and prep work. There are also explanations and illustrations of the tools you use in cooking and basic cooking terms.
And then, we venture into the World of ethnic and cultural cooking. We find that we are not so different in our tastes after all. Various cultures utilize spices in different ways to achieve the same goal: nutritious, tasty food.
This is a book that will surely see lots of action in the kitchen. I can see Mom sneaking it out a bit to try something different, too.
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Scarletta Press in exchange for this review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.