Cool World Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids! [NOOK Book]

Overview

Give up-and-coming chefs a chance to explore the foods of the world! This international cookbook has over 50 recipes from 6 different cultures and introduces readers to world geography and authentic, easy-to-make recipes that taste great. Learn about African, French, Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and Japanese and Chinese cooking. Each kid-tested recipe includes step-by-step instructions and how-to photos. Tools and ingredients lists are also provided, along with pronunciation guides when needed. So grab an ...
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Cool World Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids!

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Overview

Give up-and-coming chefs a chance to explore the foods of the world! This international cookbook has over 50 recipes from 6 different cultures and introduces readers to world geography and authentic, easy-to-make recipes that taste great. Learn about African, French, Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and Japanese and Chinese cooking. Each kid-tested recipe includes step-by-step instructions and how-to photos. Tools and ingredients lists are also provided, along with pronunciation guides when needed. So grab an apron and prepare for a tasty adventure!

Books include: ingredients & tool lists, visual index of cooking terms, world map with highlighted areas, step-by-step instructions and photos, and allergy & safety information.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Emily Griffin
In her opening note, author and cook Lisa Wagner shares that she has been cooking with her children since before they could talk or walk. Her philosophy is that by making food from cultures around the world, we can learn about geography, climate, history, techniques, and traditions. The opening section of the cookbook covers the basics, including typical rules and procedures (from washing your hands to turning pot handles to the back of the stove to getting your ingredients ready before you begin). A clean and organized layout will help young chefs get the most out of these lessons. A toolbox section shows small photographs of items typically found in a kitchen, as does a similar spread focused on ingredients. Cooking terms (e.g., chop, grate, juice, mix, mince) are illustrated clearly with an action photograph and a brief description for each. Recipes are divided into sections based on geography, not course. A few paragraphs introduce the region and includes a short pronunciation guide of local food vocab. Each recipe is given a full-page spread that follows a standard layout: On the left, a large photograph of the finished meal with its name, description, ingredients list, tools needed, and serving size; on the right are step-by-step instructions (typically in four to seven steps) with a few focused photos to illustrate the process. Often, a highlighted block will provide an extra tip, such as a substitution or technique. Country categories include: Mexico, France, Italy, Africa, the Middle East, and China and Japan. Backmatter includes an index and a glossary. Many recipes will appeal to adventurous eaters: tortilla soup, jollof rice, green beans parmigiana, Greek herbed chicken, sukiyaki, and many other delicious-looking meals. More basic recipes, such as fried rice, potato latkes, lasagna, and roast chicken, make this a fun resource for encouraging picky eaters to branch out. Reviewer: Emily Griffin
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Eureka! Gold Winner - 2013 California Reading Association Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Awards

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

School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—This culinary tour is informative and fun, and includes tasty recipes from Mexico, France, Italy, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Japan. Cooking basics, tools, and terms precede the body of international recipes. Attractive, full-color photos show the steps involved and the finished dishes. Maps display the featured regions, and "The Coolest Ingredients" pages highlight common and specialized items found in the recipes. 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 (Williamson, 1995) and Matthew Locricchio's The 2nd International Cookbook for Kids (Marshall Cavendish, 2008). Children will relate to the easy-to-read instructions as well as the photos of their peers from around the world.—Kathryn Diman, Bass Harbor Memorial Library, Bernard, ME
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938063138
  • Publisher: Scarletta Press
  • Publication date: 7/9/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
  • File size: 20 MB
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Meet the Author

Lisa Wagner is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and creative consultant who loves to cook, eat great food, travel, and listen to music. She worked extensively in the travel industry marketing and creating promotional material for various northern resorts, which included writing about food. She is the founder of the Books In the Woods program and also conducts walking and historical tours in the Twin Cities. She loves to cook with fresh, local, and organically grown ingredients. In the summer she grows many of her own vegetables and herbs. She lives in Saint Paul, MN, and has two sons, who also love to cook. Dinner is always the highlight of the day; the family cooks together, eats together, and enjoys sharing cooking adventures at home and on the road.
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Table of Contents

Introduction………………………………… 6
The Basics………….………………………. 8
The Tool Box………………………………. 10
Cool Cooking Terms………………………. 14
Explore the Foods of Mexico……………… 18
The Coolest Ingredients……………………. 20
Mexican Extras…………………………….. 24
Tasty Tostadas……………………………... 26
Savory Mixed Salad……………………….. 28
Amazing Mexican Rice…………………… 30
Tempting Taquitos………………………… 32
Terrific Tortilla Soup……………………… 34
Green Enchilada Casserole………………… 36
Explore the Foods of France………………. 38
The Coolest Ingredients…………………… 40
French Extras……………………………… 44
Superb Salad Niçoise!……………………... 46
Fun French Onion Soup…………………… 48
Classic Croque Monsieur…………………. 50
Lovely Quiche Lorraine…………………… 52
Savory Roast Chicken……………………... 54
Very Berry Clafoutis………………………. 56
Explore the Foods of Italy…………………. 58
The Coolest Ingredients…………………… 60
Italian Extras………………………………. 64
Fantastic Fettuccine Alfredo………………. 66
Green Beans Parmigiana…………………... 68
Legendary Lasagna………………………… 70
Marvelous Meatballs………………………. 72
Impressive Insalata Mista………………….. 74
Tangy Lemon Granita……………………… 76
Explore the Foods of Africa………………… 78
The Coolest Ingredients…………………….. 80
African Extras………………………………. 84
Seasoned Chickpea Salad…………………... 86
Sizzling Groundnut Stew…………………… 88
Juicy Jollof Rice……………………………. 90
Moroccan Carrot Salad……………………... 92
Authentic Alecha…………………………… 94
Tropical Fruit Salad………………………… 96
Explore the Foods of the Middle East…… 98
The Coolest Ingredients……………………. 100
Middle Eastern Extras……………………… 104
Harriet’s Tasty Tabbouleh…….…………… 106
Crispy Crunchy Veggie Salad………….…... 108
Turkish Kofta Creation…………………….. 110
Golden Potato Latke………………………... 112
Greek Herbed Chicken……………………... 114
Nummy Nut Wedges………………………. 116
Explore the Foods of China and Japan…… 118
The Coolest Ingredients……………………. 120
Chinese and Japanese Extras………………. 124
Sensational Sesame Noodles………………. 126
Chicken Meatball Yakitori…………………. 128
Spectacular Sukiyaki……………………….. 130
Cashew Chicken Stir Fry…………………... 132
Chinese Fried Rice…………………………. 134
Crunchy Almond Cookies…………………. 136
Glossary……………………………………. 138
Index……………………………………….. 142
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  • Posted February 21, 2014

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    What a delightful introductory cookbook for kids to help them le

    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.

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