The World in my Kitchen Book Review

The World in my Kitchen Book Review

Title: The World In My Kitchen: Global Recipes for Kids to Discover and Cook
Author: Sally Brown and Kate Morris
Published: 2016, Nourish
No. of Pages: 160
Cover Price: $19.95 Paperback, $8.99 Kindle

Sometimes a cookbook is released that is so good, you want to purchase a copy for everyone you know. The World in My Kitchen is one of those books. Even though it’s a book for children, the book has recipes that will appeal to adults and children alike.

The appeal of this book is not just the recipes, which, incidentally, aren’t your run-of-the-mill children’s recipes such as scrambled eggs and grilled cheese sandwiches; rather there is fun information about countries all over the world and what those countries have to offer. The drawings are delightful, and the pictures are mouthwatering. The recipes are from countries all over the world, such as Africa, Finland, Brazil, Peru, New Zealand, to name a few - countries most of us aren’t as familiar with.

The recipes are written so that they are easy to understand, and they are simple to make. There are notes at the beginning of the book that will help children learn to be organized when cooking, clean up after themselves, and prepare ingredients for adding to the recipes. The prose is easy for children to understand, but it doesn’t talk down to them and make them feel incompetent like some children’s cookbooks. It also has suggestions on getting adults to help so that the children are safe while cooking.

The recipes are excellent. I made the Quinoa salad and it was not only easy, but everyone loved it. The Chinese Walnut cookies were quickly devoured at my house, and the Feijoada Brasileira is delicious comfort food. There are dozens of excellent recipes that everyone in the family will want to prepare.

The book gives the names of the dishes in both English and the Language of the country of origin, which is a bonus. It includes salads, main dishes, appetizers, breads, and desserts.

All told, this is the best children’s cookbook out there. It is full of good information, good pictures, and great recipes. The book is well-organized, has an excellent index, and will appeal to everyone. It is one that should be included in every cookbook collection.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying an advance review copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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The World In My Kitchen: Global recipes for kids to discover and cook

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