Jolly Good Food by Enid Blyton, Allegra McEvedy

Jolly Good Food

Written by Enid Blyton, Allegra McEvedy

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In any Enid Blyton book you can guarantee that at some point there’ll be a lip-smacking description of food. Allega McEvedy takes inspiration from Blyton’s best-loved stories to create recipes for every time of the day: starting with breakfasts that would be enjoyed by the Naughtiest Girl in the School, her book then lists elevenses for the Secret Seven, Famous Five inspired picnics (yes of course ginger beer is included), teatime treats from the Faraway Tree, Secret Island suppers and Malory Towers midnight feasts – heaven! The recipes are excellent and each section begins with an extract from the relevant book. Jolly illustrations by Mark Beech make it even more child friendly. ~ Andrea Reece


Jolly Good Food by Enid Blyton, Allegra McEvedy

Practical cookery with lashings of Enid Blyton's charm. The perfect way to share the pleasure of making and eating food with your child.Have you ever dreamed of having picnics with the Famous Five, midnight feasts with the Malory Towers girls or party teas with the Folk of the Faraway Tree? With this cookbook, inspired by Enid Blyton's stories, you can! Packed full of yummy recipes, beautiful artwork and extracts from Enid Blyton's writing, this cookbook will inspire children - and the whole family - to get busy in the kitchen. There are 42 new, delicious and exciting recipes designed by top chef and Junior Bake Off TV judge, Allegra McEvedy


This new children's cookbook...inspired by the stories of Enid Blyton, is like a great breath of fresh air. * Junior Magazine * Start 'em young with this colourful and nostalgia-infused beginner's book themed around Enid Blyton favourites ... written by Allegra McEvedy, so you're in safe hands. * Waitrose Food * My 10 year old and I had great fun making lashings of gorgeous ginger beer and rock buns (with story time in between). Truly scrumptious! * Sunday Post *

About the Author

Enid Blyton (Author) Enid Blyton's books have sold over 500 million copies and have been translated into other languages more often than any other children's author.She wrote over 600 books and hundreds of short stories, including favourites such as The Famous Five,The Secret Seven, The Magic Faraway Tree, Malory Towers and Noddy. Born in London in 1897, Enid lived much of her life in Buckinghamshire and adored dogs, gardening and the countryside. She died in 1968 but remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers.Allegra McEvedy (Author) Allegra McEvedy MBE is a highly respected chef, writer and broadcaster whose philosophy is that good food should be available to everyone. In 2004 she co-founded the multi-award winning healthy fast food chain LEON and recently re-opened Albertine, a wine bar/restaurant that her mother set up in the 70s. Allegra was a judge on CBBC's Junior Bake Off with Nadiya Husain, has presented several TV series across various channels and is a regular guest on BBC Radio London and Radio 4.She is a patron of the Fairtrade Foundation and a spokesperson for Compassion in World Farming.A longstanding fan of Enid Blyton since the age of 7, she has enjoyed revisiting Enid's complete works to give a proper account of food in Blyton's era.She lives with her daughter in West London, where they love getting creative and messy together in the kitchen.

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144 pages
Interest Age: From 6 to 11 years


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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

5th October 2017




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