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David



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:11 pm    Post subject: Cookbooks for Kids! Reply with quote

There are plenty of cookbooks out there that are supposed to be directed at kids and I was just wondering if anyone had a particular one in mind that would suit and 8 year old (my grand-daughter Amara)?
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Rainey



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David- I wonder if it will help you to know that there is a cookbook out there that might be perfect. It's a compilation of recipes drawn from the food described in children's literature. I got it for my girls when they were young.

Unfortunately, I can't remember the title and I've been searching all day for the book to no avail. Perhaps this link will provide you with a direction to go. http://childrensbooks.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=childrensbooks&zu=http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/ChildrenLit/cookbooks.html

I think the one my girls had was Won'drous Fare by Lyn Stallworth. It may or may not still be in print but I hope you find something that delights you and your niece.
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Judy



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David, this probably isn't exactly what you had in mind when you asked for a childrens' recipe book, but I couldn't resist ....

Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes


Felicity Dahl & Josie Fison

A collection of recipes based on food and drink featured in Roald Dahl's books. They include mudburgers, hot frogs, lickable wallpaper, stinkbugs' eggs and crispy wasp stings. Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by colour photographs and illustrations of every dish.
ISBN 0099724219
Format PaperBack
Category Children's Non-Fiction and Poetry

Personally, the idea of lickable wallpaper holds great appeal.

Try Amazon.
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David



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, Rainey thanks for the link, I shall check it out soon! As for Wond'rous Fare (a gorgeous title don't you think?) is out of print but I was able to snag one at a good price from amazon.ca.


Judy, what an eclectic group of minds are at work here! Who would have thought of a Roald Dahl cookbook.. I skip the cookbook for now but get her reading some Roald Dahl, then the cook book could be a surprise!
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Lisa



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi David! Mollie Katzen of Moosewood fame has written two cookbooks for children:

Pretend Soup
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1883672066/qid=1110152989/sr=8-4/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i4_xgl14/104-5950635-1468750?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
This is written for pre-schoolers and up and has written and step-by-step illustrated receipes.

Honest Pretzels
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1883672880/ref=pd_bxgy_text_1/104-5950635-1468750?v=glance&s=books&st=*
This one is for 8 and up (so perhaps more suitable for Amara). It does more complicated things: yeasted dough, pastries, mincing, separating eggs, and kitchen math (timing, estimations, etc).

I've never used either but I love to curl up on the floor of the Union Square Barnes & Noble with them! They're beautiful and seem to take kids very seriously. And they seem to be written for kids who need a little adult help, rather than the other way around.
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David



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lisa! Thanks for the tips, I will look into them. I have a Moosewood and really like it!

WOND'ROUS FARE arrived in the post while I was away. What a lovely lovely, fun Book. thanks Rainey.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, aren't you clever to come up with a copy!

I'm delighted if I was able to help and equally delighted to see you back again. I have enjoyed this site thoroughly and the ranks seem, alas, to be thinning out. Shocked
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Lady Amalthea



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David,

If she's at all interested in the American Girls Dolls collection, they also have great cookbooks. Also, Chez Panisse has a kids' cookbook, I think called Chez Fanny. That one is beautiful and half full of stories. As a little girl it was definitely my favorite. It also doesn't talk down to the kids which is a great thing.
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David



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips Lady Amalthea! She is currently going through a bit of a post-dolly phase, sigh, they sure give them up early now (she actually put away all her Barbies!!) But the Chez Fanny sounds interesting, I'll see if I can track one down.
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