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Around the World Cookbook

Around the World Cookbook

Fall 2008 Doing & Learning
Ages: 8 & Up
Author: Abigail J Dodge
Publisher: DK Publishing
ISBN: 9780756637446
Hardcover Price: $19.99
In full disclosure, my family loves cookbooks. We are always looking for new ones, even though my picky eaters are wary about trying new things.

A showcase of more than 50 recipes from around the world, each recipe section highlights a different region and the countries within it, emphasizing the food as well as the history and culture. Especially helpful is section on basic cooking techniques the "Gather Your Gear" section, which explains the different tools needed for the recipes and how to use them safely (steps that might be dangerous are marked with a warning symbol so adults know to stand by and help with those).

Seeing my cautious eaters eager to try hummus, Tandoori chicken legs, and sweet potato fries taught me a valuable lesson: new foods aren't quite as scary when you make them yourself.

Caelie Haines   ©2008 Parents' Choice

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