Reviews for Easy Main Dishes from Around the World

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring
Each book features recipes in the title category from eleven different countries (one recipe per country with some overlap across volumes). With photos of children preparing and enjoying appetizing international foods, cuisine is presented as a way to understand world cultures and tastes. Capsule introductions to the countries, cook's tips, and added facts about food enrich the lively magazine-like presentation. Safety reminders are included. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Easy Cookbooks for Kids titles: Easy Desserts from Around the World, Easy Main Dishes from Around the World, Easy Snacks from Around the World, Easy Breakfasts from Around the World, Easy Lunches from Around the World, and Easy Vegetarian Foods from Around the World.]

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 November

Gr 4-6--Books in this series feature 11 simple, well-chosen recipes apiece, each from a different country. Children can learn to make tzatziki (Greece), bánh mì (Vietnam), khichadi (India), or akwadu (Ghana). The pages are peppered with interesting facts about each country as well as information about key ingredients or techniques, e.g., readers will learn how yogurt and pickles are made. Besides the volume dedicated to vegetarian dishes, many recipes are meatless. Full-color stock photos of ingredients and tools will help guide the cooks, and each recipe features an image of the completed dish. Though there are more familiar choices for less adventurous eaters, even young chefs with well-traveled palates will find some surprises here.

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