Fannie Farmer Junior Cookbook

Fannie Farmer Junior Cookbook

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by Joan Scobey, Jon Van Zyle
     
 

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For generations, Fanny Farmer has introduced young chefs to the world of good eating. This revised and updated edition offers delicious, healthy recipes for breads, soups, salads, meats, pastas, pies, and much more. Step-by-step instructions and basic guides to the ingredients, terminology, and common kitchen equipment are enhanced by informative illustrations.

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For generations, Fanny Farmer has introduced young chefs to the world of good eating. This revised and updated edition offers delicious, healthy recipes for breads, soups, salads, meats, pastas, pies, and much more. Step-by-step instructions and basic guides to the ingredients, terminology, and common kitchen equipment are enhanced by informative illustrations. Safety tips and menus are also provided to help young cooks feel comfortable organizing meals for the whole family.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This updated version of the 1957 edition incorporates innovations in technology and changes in Americans' attitudes toward food--resulting in a fresher, healthier take on the original. Ages 10-up. (Apr.)n Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
There are few easier ways to help children learn to read and follow directions carefully than to ask them to prepare something from a recipe. My favorite Non-Book-Report assignment for youngsters who select cookbooks is the preparation of any recipe they choose. I've received some marvelous notes from family members and acquaintances commenting on delicious successes-or spectacular failures! A guide to basic foods and how to use them, introduction to the tools of a chef's trade, explanation of cooking terms and safety pointers invaluable for cooks young and old precede the more than 100 recipes for basic foods-from soup (French onion) to nut raisin cookies in the Fannie Farmer Junior Cookbook. Patience Brewster's illustrations perfectly complement this "must" for any young chef's personal library. Remember it when parents next ask you for gift-book ideas.
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
This is the latest update of the tried and true Fannie Farmer Cookbook first introduced in 1942. This version features recipes which reflect America's changing food tastes--moving away from heavy meat and potatoes to a lighter menu with fresher ingredients. It is called the Junior cookbook because it features the basics for a beginning cook. There is a section on "Cooking Know-How" that introduces beginners to definitions of the kinds of foods encountered in your average recipe. Other sections describe basic kitchen equipment and what it is used for, preparation terms such as chopping versus cutting, cooking tips, safety features. and menu planning. The menus presented in 236 pages range from soups to desserts. Each menu lists ingredients, equipment needed, numbered procedures as well as helpful hints for producing the best results. The absence of colored photos of end products are a minus for novice cooks. In addition, the small text size makes reading during actual preparation difficult. However, the variety of the recipes and the simplicity of the menus are a plus. 2000 (orig. 1993), Little Brown, Ages 10 up, $15.95. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger
School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-Fannie Farmer has come a long way from the creamed eggs and stewed vegetables of yore. As Scobey writes in the introduction, ``The world of food has changed dramatically....'' There are new tools, products, and attitudes; there is more interest in international cooking and more attention being paid to health. What's left of the original book's approach is the good description of basic principles and recipes. ``Cooking know-how'' includes a helpful discussion of ingredients (including amounts of meat and fish recommended per serving), tools that may or may not be needed, terms that may be misunderstood by beginners, handy tips, and safety pointers. All are clear and to the point; the author understands that readers want to get to the preparations as soon as possible. The 119 recipes and their variations are all made from scratch, and are healthy without being extreme. Microwave instructions are given not as a way of life, but as a possible contribution to the goodness of the dish being prepared. Patience Brewster's pen-and-ink drawings are a pleasant addition. Sara and Zachary Williamson's Kids Cook! (Williamson, 1992) is a comparable, current cookbook for this age group. It's more folksy and fun, but not as basic and comprehensive as this one.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME
Ellen Mandel
Scobey has adapted one of the bibles of basic good cooking to reflect today's busy life-styles and time-saving techniques. With new young cooks in mind, she has taken particular care to define and illustrate cooking terms and various appliances, baking pans, and other kitchen tools. She also thoughtfully includes precautions and miscellaneous but valuable cooking and menu selection tips. Recipes for classic soups, pie crusts, biscuits, baked chicken, and chocolate chip cookies share space with instructions for making pesto, pasta sauces, hot dogs, and hamburgers to cover a range of traditional and contemporary tastes. All recipes begin with a list of necessary ingredients and equipment, followed by numbered steps for successful preparation. Most of the dishes are quite simple; a few, such as "Vegetable Lasagna Roll-ups," require numerous steps but are nonetheless tempting and achievable. The attractively designed pages are laced with delicate drawings of herbs, flowers, fruits, and other foods, a tantalizing enhancement to a promising cookbook.
Tom Wolfe
An extensive glossary of cooking terms, ingredients, and equipment helps build your child's culinary foundation for years of happy cooking.
Child Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613251266
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Product dimensions:
7.84(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range:
10 - 15 Years

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