Provides tasty and creative recipes which involve no cooking from Halloween cakes to a Caribbean salad and the historic origins of the various ingredients.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 3-5-A collection of 14 recipes, most of which are placed on crowded double-page spreads. Muesli, cheese sandwiches shaped like boats, a few kinds of decorated candy and cookies, yogurt popsicles, fruit punch and salad, and tofu spread are included. The lists of ingredients and utensils for each recipe is crammed into a box, mixed together and not in rows. The directions are accompanied by helpful full-color photographs and drawings. Also, some of the items are highlighted and further information is provided, e.g., coconuts for coconut bars, Japanese tea for mint tea, etc., and then, all of a sudden, ``Halloween customs'' appear with the recipes for candy apples and cookies. Twice the authors belie the title by directing readers to ask an adult to heat something on the stove. There are many more attractive, better-organized, and more complete cookbooks that have at least a few ``no-cook'' recipes. Try Angela Wilkes's The Children's Step-By-Step Cookbook (Dorling Kindersley, 1994), or, for younger children, Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson's Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes (Tricycle, 1994). Skip No-Cook Cooking.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME
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