Are your kids sick of the same packed lunch or tea every day? Do they want to impress friends and family with scrummy home-cooked treats that they have cooked yourself? If the answer is "yes," then this is the book for them, and for you.This lively new book is designed to be both a fantastic recipe resource for every parent or carer trying to come up with interesting, nutritional food that kids will love, and also a cookbook kids can learn from and cook from by themselves.Packed with more than 170 easy-to-follow step-by-step recipes, this inspirational book presents an irresistible selection of recipes suitable for every kid from 5 to 15. Ranging from packed lunches, picnics, snacks and after-school suppers, to main meals, desserts, drinks, teatime treats and fab party food, there is sure to be a mouthwatering dish that takes their fancy.Opening with a helpful guide to basic safety rules in the kitchen and the importance of a balanced diet, the introduction goes on to explain what different cookery terms mean and what different equipment is for. There then follows an illustrated guide to essential ingredients and step-by-step instructions for simple techniques such as peeling a carrot or chopping an onion.All the family favourites are included, from Margherita Pizza, Sausage Casserole and Chilli Cheese Nachos to Mini Chocolate Marylands, Magic Chocolate Mud Pudding and Tropical Fruit Shake.Each dish is given a star rating to make choosing a dish easy, and cooking and preparation times are given so you can see how long each recipe will take to make. An easy-to-use ingredients list shows at a glance what you will need, and cook's tips, variations and fact file hightlights provide expert information about particular ingredients and techniques, and inspiration for alternatives. Complete nutritional information is also included, to help you plan a balanced diet.Beautifully illustrated with more than 1100 stunning colour images, and bursting with ideas, advice and delectable dishes, this book is sure to provide hours of entertainment and happy eating for everyone.Everything you - or your children - need to know to cook up a storm in the kitchen, impress friends and family and create loads of yummy things to eat.Here are more than 170 delectable dishes, ranging from quick-and-easy packed lunches, picnics, snacks and after-school suppers, to irresistible main meals, desserts, drinks, teatime treats and party food All the favourites are included, from Margherita Pizza, Sausage Casserole and Chilli Cheese Nachos to Mini Chocolate Marylands, Magic Chocolate Mud Pudding and Tropical Fruit ShakeEvery recipe is shown step by step, and has easy-to-use ingredients lists, preparation and cooking times, cook's tips, variations and 'fact file' highlights to help you achieve perfect results every time An informative introduction explains basic safety in the kitchen and the importance of healthy eating, and presents a handy guide to common cooking terms, equipment, ingredients and simple techniquesWith more than 1100 lively colour photographs, and complete with nutritional information and a star rating guide to make choosing a recipe easy, this is the perfect book for every budding cook from 5 to 12 - and for their parents.
Nancy McDougall is a food editor, writer and stylist with a keen interest in children's cooking. She has worked at several consumer magazines and has run cooking classes for 2-4 year olds and an after-school cooking club for 9-10 year olds.