The Kew Garden's Children's Cookbook Plant, Cook, Eat by Joe Archer, Caroline Craig


The Kew Garden's Children's Cookbook Plant, Cook, Eat by Joe Archer, Caroline Craig

This beautiful kitchen-garden cookbook, produced in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, contains step-by-step guides to show how easy it is to grow peas, beans, potatoes, carrots and more in your garden, in patio containers or in window boxes or on an allotment. Then transform your home-grown produce into delicious meals and desserts by following easy, step-by-step recipes. By having fun growing different plants, children won't be able to wait to try their tasty produce, encouraging great, healthy eating habits. Learn all about how plants grow, from seeds to seedlings, watering and weeding, to harvesting and composting. Information on minibeasts and garden creatures show how nature works together to help plants grow. Includes advice on cooking tools and utensils and healthy and balanced diets.


It's a lovely book: a beautifully-presented hardback which will stand a lot of use and there's even a useful glossary and efficient index. -- Sue Magee The Bookbag For inspiration in the garden and the kitchen ... a how-to guide to growing and eating your own fruit and vegetables Daily Express A brilliant, brilliant cookbook full of imagination and packed with delicious info on both the growing and the cooking side of things. What better way to stimulate an interest in food than to really follow the whole process from start to finish. Utterly rewarding, and completely engaging! -- Phil May Read it Daddy ...'The Kew Gardens Children's Cookbook

-by-step gardening advice for kids-and they weren't disappointed! [...] Expect scrumptious and fresh recipe ideas such as runner bean and bacon spaghetti or borlotti bean burgers (not to mention a whole section on health and nutrition). -- Elizabeth Ryan Wayfair Wonderfully illustrated and complemented by panels on minibeasts and other garden creatures, it shows how nature works to help plants grow. The growing guide also includes advice on cooking tools and utensils and healthy and balanced diets. From plot to plate, what's not to like about that? Welsh Border Life Young readers stand to gain much more than recipe ideas from this kitchen-garden cookbook, which encourages even those whose garden might only be a window box to get planting, growing, cooking and eating their own food Evening Echo (Cork) Colourful and beautifully illustrated, it is a great aid for fostering a love and understanding of fresh produce and an awareness of a healthy diet -- essentials in an age when fast food and child obesity are on the rise The Lady This book is a fabulous, fun way to educate children and parents, dressing up important subjects and issues in an easy to absorb way ... A must-have on any bookshelf Wealden Times

About the Author

Caroline Craig (Author) Caroline Craig is a food writer from London. She is the co-author with Sophie Missing of The Little Book of Lunch and The Cornershop Cookbook and a columnist for Guardian Cook. Joe Archer (Author) Joe Archer works at Kew Gardens as Head Horticulturalist in the kitchen garden. He appeared in the 'Kew on a Plate' television programme with Raymond Blanc.

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112 pages
Interest Age: From 6


Joe Archer, Caroline Craig
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Publication date

9th June 2016



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