Meaty Main Dishes

Meaty Main Dishes

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by Jennifer S. Larson, Brie Cohen
     
 

Want to treat your family to some meaty home-cooked meals? You can be the chef with these easy-to-follow recipes for Asian shrimp Stir fry, juicy chicken drumsticks, taco meatballs, and other tasty dishes. You'll find simple drawings of important steps as well as photographs of the finished dishes. This book also provides key information, such as an equipment list,

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Want to treat your family to some meaty home-cooked meals? You can be the chef with these easy-to-follow recipes for Asian shrimp Stir fry, juicy chicken drumsticks, taco meatballs, and other tasty dishes. You'll find simple drawings of important steps as well as photographs of the finished dishes. This book also provides key information, such as an equipment list, a technique list, safety tips, notes on special ingredients, and more.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Veronica Bartles
Part of the "You're the Chef" series, this cookbook contains ten delicious recipes, simple enough for small children to make. From "Flavorful Taco Meatballs" to "Asian Shrimp Stir Fry" to "Hot Dog People," Larson has created recipes for every palate. With step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions, these recipes are designed for young chefs with no prior cooking experience. In following these recipes, beginning cooks will learn real cooking skills, using real ingredients, not prepackaged convenience foods. Larson even includes a glossary of ingredients for some of the less-common ingredients included in the collection, so readers will know what to look for. Each recipe contains helpful tips or suggestions for ingredient substitutions that allow the reader to personalize the dish to his or her own unique tastes. There are even tips for transforming some of these meaty entrees into vegetarian dinners. An introduction with safety tips, guidelines for proper recipe preparation and a glossary of cooking terms makes this book easy to follow for even the most inexperienced little chefs. The index makes it easy to search recipes by ingredient or recipe type, and a list of websites for further reading provides links for finding more recipes and learning about where to find the best ingredients. This series would be a great addition to any home or school library. Reviewer: Veronica Bartles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761366348
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2013
Series:
You're the Chef Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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Meaty Main Dishes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Andrea_C More than 1 year ago
I would have loved to have had a book like this when I was a kid! The photographs by Brie Cohen make your mouth water as you flip through the cookbook. I even want to make some of these recipes for myself and my loved ones! I adore the safety tips that are given in the beginning of the book (such as tie back long hair) and the frequency with which Larson reminds children to wash their hands. She tells them in the beginning of the book how important it is to wash your hands before beginning and after handling raw meat, as well as having it be one of the steps written in the preparation of the meals. Kids are notorious for constantly "forgetting" to wash their hands! I also really like the definitions of cooking terms and tips for measuring that are found right in the beginning. Most of the recipes also include more cooking tips and variations. The back of the book further defines a few of the "special ingredients" used in some of the recipes, as well as resources for more reading and fun websites. Many of the recipes are easily done without adult supervision. Those that involve actually cooking on the stovetop or in the oven should definitely include an adult popping in here and there. Parents could go through the book with their kids to determine which ones are okay for them to make on their own. I wish that the page with the cooking tools actually used real photographs. The rest of the book has stunning photographs. I can figure out what most of the pictures are supposed to be, but photographs would make them that much easier for a kid to identify in his or her own kitchen. I think this book would make for a good addition to a kid's personal library, or even as a classroom cookbook for community lunches. This book has been kid-tested and approved! I received an eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.