Easy Peasy: Real Cooking For Kids Who Want To Eat: Real Food For Kids Who Want to Cook

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Mary Contini and Pru Irvine are passionate fans of real food, and firm believers in teaching children to appreciate it too. Both authors are involved in teaching sessions for children of all ages and have learnt at first hand that what kids really want is to be able to cook properly. Drawing on this experience and on their vast knowledge of food and cookery, they have written EASY PEASY, a new kind of cookery book for kids. Instead of decorating frozen pizzas or making ice-cream sundaes, this book will teach you how to cook for real. Going from the basic building blocks of preperation, through the different food groups and on to different ways of using the skills you have learned, EASY PEASY will lead you to complete competence in cooking food and combining the dishes you have learnt into interesting meals. But the authors never forget that cooking should also be fun - with helpful hints, jokes and a totally fuss-free approach, they appeal to children who are just starting to cook, but this is a book that will be kept and used until they are well into their teens.

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Delia Smith wrote How to Cook in 1998 in an attempt to teach cookery skills to adults who didn't know how to boil eggs properly. Mary Contini and Pru Irvine are attempting to prevent the problem by writing Easy Peasy, which is aimed at introducing children to the joy of cooking and eating well. "If you catch an adult reading this book," they write in the introduction, "be kind". "They may also want to learn to cook absolutely fabulous, incredibly simple and gorgeous food." They reckon that cooking is a life skill and that once you know the basics you can survive anywhere. And if children have time to watch television, they have enough time to learn a skill which will serve them well throughout their life. Easy Peasy explains how to cut and peel various types of fruit and vegetables. Photographs show various kitchen appliances, including basics such as whisks, tea strainers and ladles. The book is divided into recipes using potatoes, eggs, pasta and bread. There are also recipes for soups and cakes. All the recipes, like Gold Fish Cakes and Greece Salad, are aimed at offering some amusement. However, it's likely that Chocolate Mouse will be more popular than garlic-laced Knock-out Bread.

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A fun but fact-filled cookery book for children, with over 80 recipes

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