Spatulatta Cookbook
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Spatulatta Cookbook

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by Gerasole, Isabella Gerasole
     
 

A cookbook for kids based on the Spatulatta Cooking 4 Kids Online website featuring the Gerasole sisters, Isabella (age 10) and Olivia (age 8).

This fabulous cookbook for kids features Isabella and Olivia Gerasole, the adorable and charming hosts on www.spatulatta.com. A cooking for kids website that recently won a 2006 James Beard Award, which is the equivalent

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A cookbook for kids based on the Spatulatta Cooking 4 Kids Online website featuring the Gerasole sisters, Isabella (age 10) and Olivia (age 8).

This fabulous cookbook for kids features Isabella and Olivia Gerasole, the adorable and charming hosts on www.spatulatta.com. A cooking for kids website that recently won a 2006 James Beard Award, which is the equivalent of an Oscar in the culinary world. Their kid-friendly recipes range from basic "Mom's the Star Toast" to a peek into various ethnic cuisines like "Yumbo Gumbo." The cookbook is arranged by season and also includes special sections devoted to snacks and vegetarian recipes along with easy-to-follow basic cooking skills and weights and measures.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-8- This lively, colorful companion book to the Gerasole sisters' Web site, where "Kids teach kids through video recipes," contains an enticing array of dishes both sweet and savory, easy and complicated. Each recipe lists ingredients and equipment needed, and there's additional material like a glossary and a section on basic skills, tools, and measurements. Beautifully reproduced color photos show the completed dishes and smaller photos show some of the steps. The seasonal arrangement includes dishes like "Bunny Salad" and "Mashed Potato Ghosts," plus sections on vegetarian entrées and snacks. Initial skepticism about some of the techniques, like the Yumbo Gumbo based on a roux made in the microwave, was overcome when tried. It was delicious! Overall, this book strikes a great balance between fun and practical. Several of the recipes assume a sophisticated palate and/or access to unusual ingredients, so this may not be the best basic cookbook for all kids. But it's got a slick design, an appealing collection of recipes, and a welcome tone of playfulness and encouragement.-Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL

Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439022507
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Spatulatta Cookbook 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I met these little girls when I was on the Rachael Ray show with them! They are super sweet and extremely talented! I am going to buy this up for all my nieces and nephews, and eventhough my daughter is just a month old, I plan on scooping it up for her for Christmas as well! Okay- it's really for me, but it's a fabulous cook book what can I say!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this cookbook. Not only are the recipes fun and healthy it makes my children more aware of good choices. Not to mention they actually want to help. I'm getting this book for all of my nieces and nephews for Christmas. Lisa, Littleton, CO