Author(s): Brooker, Margaret
In text that is addressed directly at young readers, food writer Margaret Brooker shows how truly enjoyable and satisfying it can be to get kids cooking. If you're a parent you'll know the trials of introducing good, nutritious food to your children; but by involving them in the process you can give them not only a set of life skills, but also a pride in their creation (whatever it looks like at the finish) that will encourage them to broaden their diet. Moreover, it's great fun cooking with kids! Every recipe is photographed, not just with full-size shots but also with helpful step-by-step sequences. In addition there is a section containing 'how to' tips on basic food preparation, as well as useful advice on safety and health, and a full index. Here's just a selection from the 40 recipes: Bircher Muesli ; Guacamole; Kedgeree; Sushi; Moroccan Lamb; Tuscan Vegetable Soup; Chocolate Cake; Strawberry Ice-cream; Peanut Butter Cookies. It's My Turn to Cook was voted the Best Children's Cookbook at the 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards.
Winner of Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards: Best Children's Cookbook 2010.
Margaret Brooker believes that everyone, from childhood on, should have the skills to prepare good foods. A freelance food writer, with a Diploma with Distinction from Leith's School of Food and Wine in London, she has written for numerous publications both in New Zealand and internationally. This is her sixth book, the second for New Holland. She lives in Wellington with her husband and two daughters, her co-authors, Alexandra and Charlotte Stephen, who both take great pleasure in serving and eating the food they've cooked.