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Children's Nonfiction Cooking & Food

Jumbo Cookbook, The

by (author) Judi Gillies & Jennifer Glossop

illustrated by Louise Phillips

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2000
Cooking & Food
Recommended Age
8 to 12
Recommended Grade
3 to 7
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2000
    List Price

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Where to buy it

Out of print

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This Jumbo Book contains more than 150 delicious recipes for novice cooks of all ages. It includes recipes for everything from soup to sushi, cheese melts to cheesecakes --- all kid-tested and kid-tasted. This comprehensive cookbook also includes basic cooking terms, helpful hints, safety tips, menu ideas, lots of meatless dishes and both familiar and exotic recipes from around the world.

Recipes include • tacos • crispy chicken fingers • pizza from scratch • sloppy Joes • Thai veggie rice noodles • lasagna roll-ups • vegetable curry • potato pancakes • strawberry shortcake and more!

About the authors

Judi Gillies has taught for more than two decades, including cooking classes for kids. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Jennifer Glossop is a writer and editor. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Jennifer Glossop's profile page

Louise Phillips is an illustrator and textile designer. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

Kids, and adults who cook with them, will enjoy this collection of over 100 recipes ... Inviting and well-organized.

School Library Journal

Serves up a generous array of recipes for favorite foods.

Publisher's Weekly

Readily available ingredients and simple instructions make this a great starting point for beginning chefs, with black-and-yellow cartoons adding a giggle. Recipes range from basics like scrambled eggs and tacos to more involved undertakings like sushi and tabbouleh. The emphasis is on healthy choices and fresh ingredients, with difficulty rated and prep and cooking times noted. Menus for entire meals are suggested, and tips on cooking safety and meal planning are included.

School Library Journal

Plenty for novices, experts, and the bulk of kids in between.


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