Saturday, November 23, 2013

For Your Litle Chefs Picture Cook

Gift giving time is around the corner and finding the right one for your baby cooks can be hard. Cookbooks are always fun, however sometimes reading the instructions may   be daunting. Not to worry. There is a great cookbook for kids with just all pictures and very little instructions. If they can look at it, they can create some great main meal, snacks and even drinks.

Katie Shelly has given us Picture Cook, See Make Eat (Ulysses Press) a wonderful how to  cookbook for beginning chefs. It's not the old fashioned kiddie cookbook with adult recipes made simple.To be honest this is even a good housewarming gift for adults who are completely clueless in the kitchen This has pictures vividly showing  how tos on how to mince garlic and cube eggplants along with slicing avocado es and chopping onions. There is even a legend on the differences between high  and low heats.Pictures of the ingredients are at the bottom of each page. Parents can definitely learn fromfrom the book too and even assist in making some of the dishes(relegate them to the chopping and turning on the oven)

The dishes are perfect for turning the younger set onto international cooking. Yes, there are fun recipes for tacos and chocolate cake along with egg creams and pancakes.However super sophisticated rigatoni and mushrooms along with hummus are also here along with the amazingly chic but easy to make affogato and pavlova .Chinese and Indian food are also represented in elaborate fried rice and chana masala.Comfort food abounds and kids will love the banana bread recipe along with the one for mashed potatoes and succotash. A budding chef will be heaven with all the recipes and could literally make every meal from an early morning breakfast to a heavenly dessert. He or she can also impress friends with whipping up  cool snacks dips and drinks too.

The holidays will be here within the week. For any baby foodie Picture Cook, See, Make.Eat. is the perfect gift. It will not only get them excited about food but will get them in the kitchen and cooking. What other gift can offer that?

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