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Cooking

Learn to cook your favorite foods outdoors with a little ingenuity, extra safety precautions, and adult supervision. This book gives you all the recipes and instructions to start cooking outside with a cardboard box, tin toil and tape or a tin can.

A charming children’s picture book about how a young girl, Batistine, makes bread from scratch.

Chef Roy Choi calls himself a “street cook.” He wants outsiders, low-riders, kids, teens, shufflers and skateboarders, to have food cooked with care, with love, with sohn maash.
“Sohn maash” is the flavors in our fingertips. It is the love and cooking talent that Korean mothers and grandmothers mix into their handmade foods. For Chef Roy Choi, food means love. It also means culture, not only of Korea where he was born, but the many cultures that make up the streets of Los Angeles, where he was raised. So remixing food from the streets, just like good music—and serving it up from a truck—is true […]

The big, brown rooster wants to make a strawberry shortcake, so he enlists the help of his friends, Turtle, Iguana, and Pig. Together they learn to cook and try to make a delicious treat. This book contains lots of cooking tips and information and is a great introduction to cooking for a child.

How to Cook the Perfect Day is filled with beautiful images and simple recipes with headnotes that dreamily document a perfect day–including a picnic rendezvous, an afternoon tea, and a midnight snack. The book opens with the suggestion of a morning forage in the great outdoors instead of in the kitchen pantry for whatever readers can find to nibble on. A recipe for peaches and waffles follows; it’s a breakfast treat McClure’s husband makes for the family often. Recipes for a lovely gingerbread cake, a curry potluck, and a celestial apple pie are all accompanied by Nikki McClure’s elegant artwork.

This English and Spanish language curriculum guide includes a Student Food Journal to go alongside all the lesson plans. The lesson plans are meant for children to get hands-on experience with food while integrating language, math, science and social studies for grades 2-3.

This English and Spanish language curriculum guide includes a Student Food Journal to go alongside all the lesson plans. The lesson plans are meant for children to get hands-on experience with food while integrating language, math, science and social studies for grades 4-6.

This English and Spanish language curriculum guide comes with a Student Food Journal to go alongside all the lesson plans. The lesson plans are meant for children to get hands-on experience with food while integrating language, math, science and social studies for grades K-1.

Chef Henri sets out to make the perfect vegetable stew, and winds up with a melting pot of different vegetable personalities and cultures. Each vegetable finds that they are even more delicious with the help of their friends. The story is told in rhyme and teaches the importance of acceptance and cooperation.

The only kind of soup that the duck, squirrel, and cat eat and enjoy is pumpkin soup, but when they can’t find a ripe pumpkin they are forced to try something new! This book includes a recipe for pink beet soup.