They’re doing cooking – Miss J, 2
Have you ever read a story book that is also a recipe book? I hadn’t, until we read Eddie’s Kitchen by Sarah Garland.
It’s such a brilliant read, detailing a day in the life of a busy mum and her too helpful, if slightly cheeky, kids. At the beginning of the story, they get a call reminding them that it is Grandad’s birthday and so ensues a few hours of panic making and baking.
Nothing particularly unusual there, but what is unusual is the amount of detail the author goes in to when describing how they make the food. From spaghetti with tomato sauce, to fresh bread, to sultana stuffed apples, we’re not only told that they were made, but how the family came to the decision, beautifully illustrating how the magic of semi-improvised cooking happens in the family home.
As someone who loves the mess and confusion and general chaos that comes as standard when cooking with kids, I have to say that this little book captures all that perfectly and should be on the ‘must read’ list for all mini-chefs. The back of the book contains full recipes so that you can have a go at making Eddie’s food for yourself. This is one book offering hours of fun – and tasty treats to boot!
Eddie’s Kitchen is published by Frances Lincoln books and is available in soft back for £6.99. The Eddie books also include ‘Eddie’s Garden’ and ‘Eddie’s Toolbox. I think we’ll be ordering them too!
Disclosure: we were sent the book for review. No payment was received for this post. All posts are 100% honest.