Synopsis from Candlewick Press:
Gather your frying pan, mixing bowls, and rolling pin—it’s time to cook! David Atherton, 2019 winner of The Great British Baking Show, walks readers through delicious and delightful recipes such as banana bear pancakes, tasty tacos, and mega-chocolatey cake. From tomato soup (served in a teapot!) to brownies made with sweet potatoes, David Atherton offers a kid-friendly collection of recipes that feels at once timeless and modern. Accompanied by warm illustrations from Rachel Stubbs that capture the joys of cooking together, Bake, Make, and Learn to Cook features sweet and savory recipes for any time of day, a list of needed equipment, a glossary of cooking terms, and some important tips. Don your apron and grab your favorite little sous-chef—this will be a first cookbook to cherish.
From the 2019 winner of The Great British Baking Show comes a charming and mouthwatering cookbook for aspiring little chefs and culinary novices alike.
About: Bake, Make, and Learn to Cook: Fun & Healthy Recipes for Young Cooks is a cookbook with dishes for kids to eat. It was published on 12/7/2021 by Candlewick Press, hardcover, 88 pages. The genres are cookbook and nonfiction. This book is intended for eaters from ages 5 to 9, grades Kindergarten to 4. According to the publisher’s website, Candlewick Press is committed to making the world a better place, not just through the books they publish but also in the way they work. Click HERE to learn about their green initiatives and their commitment to improving life in the community. Please see below for more information about the author, illustrator, and publisher.
On January 20, I started making Nutty French Toast. I ended up making it again the next day because I didn’t follow the recipe exactly the first time. It was because there were only two eaters versus three. The less fillings the better I shall hint here. I loved it. Tasted delicious and easy to make.
On February 4, I learned to make Magic Tomato Sauce. This tomato sauce was used for making pizza, pasta, and lasagna. See below for my attempts at making Octopus Pizza!
On the same night of February 4, I attempted at making Octo-Pizzas! Let just say here that my toddler called it Starfish pizza! Thank goodness it still tasted good! I must say I couldn’t follow the pizza dough recipe exactly because my dough came out to be super dry. I wonder if I use All Purpose Flour and it’s dried as compared to bread flour per the recipe. I made it again and my toddler called it Hand Pizzas! I think it looks like a Ghost Pizza haha but despite that, it was delicious. Even my picky toddler eater loved it.
On February 5, I learned to make Perfect Pasta Bake. There were no meat to this dish and I thought it wouldn’t taste good but it was delicious! This dish use the magic tomato sauce I made above.
This book is actually a cookbook for youngsters who are interested in cooking. My 10 year old is not interested in cooking so I’m making it for him to eat.
This book opened up to the author’s introduction. He has a twin brother and another cookbook prior to this one. The author liked to experiment with different foods like cake made with avocado. I have yet to try out that recipe.
Next is the contents and equipment list as well as cooking terms as you can see above.
This is my first cookbook with dishes for kids and I loved it. My toddler is a picky eater so a cookbook with different dishes definitely came in handy. It’s also healthy so I don’t worry about serving them to my kids! These recipes are easy to follow. I will try more dishes in this cookbook and post more pictures later. I highly recommend this cookbook to everyone!
I rate it 5 stars!
About the Author and Illustrator:
David Atherton is the 2019 winner of The Great British Baking Show. Formerly an international health adviser, David Atherton now writes a food column for the Guardian, where he shares some of his fun and healthy recipes. Bake, Make, and Learn to Cook is his debut book, focused on tasty recipes that will inspire a love of cooking and baking in little ones and their caretakers. He lives in London. (Photo obtained from the author’s Instagram page and info obtained from Candlewick’s website, Book pictures obtained from Edelweiss).
Rachel Stubbs is an author and illustrator whose work is frequently inspired by people-watching and human interaction. She is a recipient of the Sebastian Walker Award for Illustration, and her debut picture book, My Red Hat, was selected for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2020 illustrator’s exhibition. Rachel Stubbs lives in London. (Info obtained from Candlewick’s website).
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***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Candlewick Press for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.