Reviews for Easy Main Dishes from Around the World
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring
Each book features recipes in the title category from eleven different countries (one recipe per country with some overlap across volumes). With photos of children preparing and enjoying appetizing international foods, cuisine is presented as a way to understand world cultures and tastes. Capsule introductions to the countries, cook's tips, and added facts about food enrich the lively magazine-like presentation. Safety reminders are included. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Easy Cookbooks for Kids titles: Easy Desserts from Around the World, Easy Main Dishes from Around the World, Easy Snacks from Around the World, Easy Breakfasts from Around the World, Easy Lunches from Around the World, and Easy Vegetarian Foods from Around the World.]
Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 May/June
Each of these cookbooks begins with an introduction and a list of rules for cooking safely. There are cooking tips and tricks, illustrations of some of the cooking tools, a reminder to follow healthy food guidelines, and a measurements conversion table. Each book contains eleven child-friendly recipes; unfamiliar words have pronunciation keys. As an added bonus, a brief amount of information is given about the recipe's native country. Recipes each have a section about the equipment and ingredients needed, the steps to perform in order to create the dish, as well as cooking clues, and "Did you know?" sections which explain new terms and techniques. The books are colorful and engaging and sure to inspire the young chefs in your school. Bibliography. Websites. Ann M. G. Gray, Library Media Specialist, Pittsburg (New Hampshire) School [Editor's Note: Also available in paperback.] RECOMMENDED. Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.
School Library Journal Reviews 2011 November
Gr 4-6--Books in this series feature 11 simple, well-chosen recipes apiece, each from a different country. Children can learn to make tzatziki (Greece), bánh mì (Vietnam), khichadi (India), or akwadu (Ghana). The pages are peppered with interesting facts about each country as well as information about key ingredients or techniques, e.g., readers will learn how yogurt and pickles are made. Besides the volume dedicated to vegetarian dishes, many recipes are meatless. Full-color stock photos of ingredients and tools will help guide the cooks, and each recipe features an image of the completed dish. Though there are more familiar choices for less adventurous eaters, even young chefs with well-traveled palates will find some surprises here. [Page 53]. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.