Garden to Table A Kid's Guide to Planting, Growing, and Preparing Food by Katherine Hengel

Garden to Table A Kid's Guide to Planting, Growing, and Preparing Food

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Garden to Table A Kid's Guide to Planting, Growing, and Preparing Food by Katherine Hengel

Fill your plate with fresh, self-sustained produce that comes straight from your garden. Step-by-step planting, care and harvesting tips give the beginning gardener a good basic understanding of the growing process. Over 30 delicious recipes made with basil, carrots, green beans, leaf lettuce, potatoes, and tomatoes, complete with step-by-step photos, bring your homegrown foods to the table to share with others. Incorporating unique flavors and easy-to-grow veggies, these simple recipes will have you asking for seconds!


Gold Award Winner for the 2015 USA Best Book Awards in Children's EducationalGold Award Winner for the Foreword Reviews

-thru and grocer's freezer food options, it's easy for kids to get disconnected from where their food actually comes from. With Garden to Table: A Kid's Guide to Planting, Growing and Preparing Food, kids will learn what it really takes to get their favorite foods on their plates? from seed to frying pan. ? Daily Parent, The 15 Best Cookbooks for Kids Ranging from hearty soups to yummy desserts, several kid-tempting recipes utilizing the fresh ingredient end each section, effectively bringing home the garden-to-table concept. Cooking terms are defined at the book's beginning, and a photo glossary introduces ingredients and kitchen tools. Full-color close-up photos illustrate each phase of planting and preparing, while also depicting a bounty of fresh produce and delicious-looking dishes. Use this appealingly presented and user friendly guide as a classroom resource. ? Curriculum Connections, School Library Journal This vibrant instructional manual and cookbook celebrates the satisfaction of making food, from its most basic form in the garden to culinary creations in the kitchen. ... Parents, teachers, activity group leaders, and young gardeners and chefs will find plenty to read? and plant and cook? together. ? Booklist ...these six common garden inhabitants are the perfect introductory plants to get kids interested in cultivating their own plot of land and preparing their own food. ... Accompanied by clear, colorful photographs, the instructions for growing, harvesting, and cooking the food is perfectly suited to young readers. The yummy recipes provide a satisfying conclusion to the work kids put into their gardening endeavors. ? Foreword Reviews Budding gardeners who love to cook will find a treasure trove of information here. ? Kirkus Reviews will certainly embrace this simple, easy-to-use, and craftily laid out photographic guide to planting their own herbs and vegetables, harvesting them, and preparing their own dishes with them... This is a highly recommended and timely title that offers a wonderful introduction to the entire garden to table process. ? Cats Meow, Baker & Taylor April Issue For our Father's Day family lunch, the kids and I prepared Big-Time Basil Parmesan Dip and Tempting Twice Baked Potatoes. And both dishes were delicious! The recipes include lots of pictures and my primary school kids only needed a little help along the way. Having been written by an American author, I was a little concerned that this book wouldn't cater for an Australian audience and seasonal differences. Now, having read the book, I can declare my concerns unfounded! Sure, there a couple of terms that may need ? translation but other than that this book is universal. ? Gardening 4 Kids (Australia)Previous Reviews for 6-Book Series The instructions are succinct and easy to understand and are accompanied by clear color photographs and illustrations. ? School Library Journal, Series Made Simple (April 2012)

About the Author

Katherine Hengel works as a writer and editor in the San Fransisco Bay area of California. A graduate of St Mary's College of California, she has worked as an editorial assistant, publications manager, and freelance writer. Currently her focus is on screenwriting, technical nonfiction writing for publication, and critique. She is the author of over 30 nonfiction books for children.

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144 pages
Interest Age: From 8 to 12 years


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Mighty Media Press

Publication date

1st April 2014



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