Friday, February 21, 2014

Cool World Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids! by Lisa Wagner

About the book:  Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids!  Give up-and-coming chefs a chance to explore the foods of the world.

This international cookbook has over 50 recipes from six different cultures and introduces readers to world geography, math, science, and authentic, easy-to-make recipes that taste great. Learn about African, French, Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and Japanese and Chinese cooking. Each kid-tested recipe includes step-by-step instructions, how-to photos, and tips, along with pronunciation guides when needed. So grab an apron and prepare for a tasty adventure!

Review:  What a delightful introductory cookbook for kids to help them learn the varied cuisines of the World. In this step-by-step, beautifully pictured book, kids will have the opportunity to explore delightful taste sensations without difficulty.

I see this as an excellent tool for parents to introduce their children to cooking in general. The book has some basic rules of the kitchen and safety such as neat, clean, smart, safe, organization, and prep work. There are also explanations and illustrations of the tools you use in cooking and basic cooking terms.

And then, we venture into the World of ethnic and cultural cooking. We find that we are not so different in our tastes after all. Various cultures utilize spices in different ways to achieve the same goal: nutritious, tasty food.

This is a book that will surely see lots of action in the kitchen. I can see Mom sneaking it out a bit to try something different, too.

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Scarletta Press in exchange for this review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.


  1. This is a definite activity for summer for us this year! And I like it that this book has world cuisine ! Thanks for sharing this review on KidLit Blog Hop!
    -Reshama @ Stackingbooks

  2. Thanks for joining us on the Kid Lit Blog Hop! My grandson is just starting to express interest in cooking. Putting this on my TBR bookshelf for the summer. Thanks for sharing. Cheryl, Hop Hostess.


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