Paula Deen's My First Cookbook
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Paula Deen's My First Cookbook

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by Paula Deen, Susan Mitchell
     
 

One of America's most beloved cooks, Food Network personality and restaurateur, Paula Deen invites you to share in her favorite dishes and memories from childhood in this delightful cookbook for the very young.

What better way to celebrate childhood than with pancakes around the kitchen table? Or how about a quick snack of Ants on a Log? Paula

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Overview

One of America's most beloved cooks, Food Network personality and restaurateur, Paula Deen invites you to share in her favorite dishes and memories from childhood in this delightful cookbook for the very young.

What better way to celebrate childhood than with pancakes around the kitchen table? Or how about a quick snack of Ants on a Log? Paula even shares her tricks for whipping up the perfect breakfast in bed for Mom on Mother's Day or a fancy dinner for Dad on Father's Day. Paula Deen's My First Cookbook is like a big hug from the queen of Southern hospitality and charm herself. So get in the kitchen with your favorite little ones today and start making those memories!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jamaica Johnson Conner
Paula Deen shares her love of cooking with her youngest audience members in this cookbook designed especially for children. In her cookbook, Deen speaks to adults, who cook with children, offering advice in a brief introduction; she also provides a table of contents, guidelines for kitchen safety, measuring and setting a table, a glossary of cooking terminology (such as: broil, dice, melt, mince, saute, and whisk, to name a few), a lesson in good manners and an index. Mitchell's cute and detailed illustrations add to the clearly explained instructions, and an additional feature, not commonly seen in other cookbooks, pictures that accompany each ingredient on the list and each tool needed for every recipe. The recipes are divided into eight sections, which include: breakfast, lunch, snack, birthdays, cooking for parents, holidays, drinks and arts and crafts. Any parent who loves to cook and wishes to share his/her love for culinary delights with his/her child should own this delightful cookbook. Reviewer: Jamaica Johnson Conner
School Library Journal

Gr 3-6

While this cookbook is less chatty than one might expect from the well-known television personality, it opens with a host of tips. It includes safety information, followed by an illustrated glossary of cooking terms, directions on how to measure ingredients, instructions on how to set a table, and a page devoted to good table manners. Nine chapters cover breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, birthdays, adult-oriented dishes, holidays, and drinks, with the last one devoted to nonedible food-craft recipes. The illustrated items list can assist those with limited reading skills who find negotiating the step-by-step instructions challenging. Adult assistance is often called for. The dishes use numerous premade or prepackaged ingredients (refrigerator biscuits, peanut butter, diced tomatoes, M&Ms, etc.). Nutritional information is not provided. Watercolor illustrations of ingredients, finished dishes, and children at work are numerous and each page is framed with a colorful pattern. While the spiral format may shorten this book's shelf life, it will facilitate use for the youngest chefs.-Sara Rofofsky Marcus, Yeshiva Har Torah, Little Neck, NY

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416950332
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
10/07/2008
Edition description:
Repackage
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
88,622
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Paula Deen is the bestselling author of thirteen books and an Emmy Award–winning Food Network television star. She was born and raised in Albany, Georgia. She later moved to Savannah, where she started The Bag Lady catering company. The business took off and evolved into The Lady & Sons restaurant, which is located in Savannah’s historic district and specializes in Southern cooking. She also co-owns Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House with her brother. Paula publishes a bimonthly magazine, Cooking with Paula Deen, and is a regular guest on QVC, where she sells her books and food products.

Martha Nesbit is a cookbook writer and food columnist for Savannah Magazine. She has been featured on HGTV's "Thanksgiving Across America" special and on Food Network's Food Nation with Bobby Flay. She lives on the beautiful Isle of Hope in Savannah, Georgia, with her husband, Gary, her sons Zack and Emory, and her dachshund, Lucy.

Susan Mitchell is originally from Scotland, where she studied drawing and painting at the Edinburgh College of Art. In 1993, she moved to Montreal, where now lives with her husband and son while working as a freelance commercial illustrator. (Susan has designedmore Christmas cards than Santa has whiskers.) She also illustrated Paula Deen's My First Cookbook.

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Paula Deen's My First Cookbook 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Readingmom33 More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves helping out in the kitchen, so I bought her this book to introduce her to the world of cooking. Paula Deen has done a great job of making the recipes simple and easy to understand for little ones. It's a great first cookbook.
AkashaVampyrssa More than 1 year ago
My youngest son (11y/o) got this for Christmas. Since that time, he has been a cooking maniac! From donuts and french toast, all the way to stews... Paula made cooking and baking easy in this book! This is a must have for anyone's kitchen no matter how old you are! Happy eating :)
PammyLorel More than 1 year ago
I perused many children's cookbooks before selecting this one. The reason I selected this book is that not only does it have many palatable, easy-to-make recipes, it also has a great section on introductory cooking terms and information. My niece really wants to learn how to cook and the starter information in this book will provide her a life-long foundation of basic cooking knowledge. My niece created her first "culinary masterpiece" :) using basic kitchen staples within the first thirty minutes of receiving this book.
futurechef More than 1 year ago
my daughter Bianca loves to cook, and loves Paula Dean. The directions and the pictures showing what supplies you need to make the recipes were
great. Our next recipe to make from the book is monkey bread(never heard of it before) but she is curious to find out what it taste like. So far all the recipes we made are really good.
CookingInFL More than 1 year ago
We bought this book for a friend's daughter. It's easy to use and the pictures of all the items needed is helpful. We had her make out the grocery list of everything we needed and took her to the grocery store to shop for the items. On top of that, the recipes are great. We actually purchased a second book for ourselves!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daugther is 5 and it is perfect for her. Pictures are great!
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MK-inMN More than 1 year ago
This cookbook has several basic recipes that kids will love. The cooking tools and ingredients are introduced in a picture glossary at the beggining of the book. Each recipe summarizes what you will need for making that item and offers clear, easy to read, step-by-step instructions. You will love cooking with your youngster and may even learn a trick or two yourself!
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angel24kk More than 1 year ago
This has been a great cookbook for my granddaughter, she has cooked many things out of this book, and pretty much all on her own. I am very impressed with how easy the recipies are. This is a perfect first cookbook.
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Ryall_MaMa More than 1 year ago
This is a very good cookbook for those learning to cook. My grandaughter loves it.
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anavidbookreader More than 1 year ago
My son got this for Christmas from us! I love how Paula showed pictures of things that the kids needed. It's such a good way to show children how they can work with materials that they need to "find" in the kitchen. It's worth my buy! I highly recommend it!
idagriff More than 1 year ago
Found this book and had to have it. It is easy for my kids to read and follow. These are recipes from when I was a kid with some new ones. Check it out and you'll love it too.
Knight-2000 More than 1 year ago
As someone with very young relatives who like to help out in the kitchen, this is a nice cookbook for the first time chef
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