Food is a fun way to celebrate diversity, and in her new kids’ cookbook, best-selling author Deanna F. Cook leads young chefs on a tasty tour of global cultures and cuisines. Kids gain practical kitchen skills through preparing breakfasts, drinks, snacks, dinners, and desserts from around the world. Alongside recipes for foods such as Irish soda bread, ANZAC biscuits, ramen noodle soup, and mango lassi, step-by-step photography and profiles feature children from a wide range of backgrounds honoring their heritage and preparing dishes that reflect their unique food traditions. A pop-out food passport, world language flash cards, and flag stickers provide additional fun on their global food journey, while infographics encourage taste-test explorations of fruits, drinks, breads, vegetables, and ice creams from around the world. Kids will be inspired to expand their palates as they cook, discovering new flavors while developing pride and appreciation for the foods they’ve grown up with.
About the Author
Deanna F. Cook has written award-winning books for kids, including the best-selling Baking Class, Cooking Class, and Cooking Class Global Feast! She has been the creative development director at FamilyFun magazine and editor at Scholastic, Disney, and Kidstir.com. She lives in western Massachusetts and can be found online at deannafcook.com.
“The recipes in this book are a smorgasbord of dishes, treats, and beverages from around the globe… A colorful feast for the eyes, this accessible cookbook highlights a variety of dishes, as well as people, traditions, and foods.” — School Library Journal
“An international cast of kids takes young readers on a culinary world tour. Recipes for ANZAC biscuits, from Australia and New Zealand, and mango lassi, from India, are enhanced by language flashcards and flag stickers.” — Publisher’s Weekly
“I can’t imagine a more fun — or delicious! — way to introduce kids to foods from around the globe... So much more than a cookbook. It will not only expand kids’ palates, but also their minds and hearts.” — Jenna Helwig, food director, Parents and Health magazines