Easy Peasy Real Food For Kids Who Want to Cook by Mary Contini, Pru Irvine


Easy Peasy Real Food For Kids Who Want to Cook by Mary Contini, Pru Irvine

Mary Contini and Pru Irvine are passionate fans of real food, and firm believers in teaching children to appreciate it too. Both authors are involved in teaching sessions for children of all ages and have learnt at first hand that what kids really want is to be able to cook properly. Drawing on this experience and on their vast knowledge of food and cookery, they have written EASY PEASY, a new kind of cookery book for kids. Instead of decorating frozen pizzas or making ice-cream sundaes, this book will teach you how to cook for real. Going from the basic building blocks of preperation, through the different food groups and on to different ways of using the skills you have learned, EASY PEASY will lead you to complete competence in cooking food and combining the dishes you have learnt into interesting meals. But the authors never forget that cooking should also be fun - with helpful hints, jokes and a totally fuss-free approach, they appeal to children who are just starting to cook, but this is a book that will be kept and used until they are well into their teens.

About the Author

Mary Contini grew up in a family of 8 children above a fabulous ice cream shop and ever since has loved food of every kind. She is a partner in the famous family run Italian delicatessen, Valvona & Crolla, in Edinburgh. She also writes a column for the Scotsman and runs cookery demonstrations in the shop. Mary, as an avid campaigner for improvement in children s diet, is helping to spearhead the Focus on Food campaign in her native Scotland. Pru Irvine is a writer, working mostly for the UK national press. She also runs bread and pizza-making courses for primary-school children.

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128 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

3rd June 1999



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