Best Children’s Cookbooks Books for 8 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 children’s cookbooks books for 8 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Charlie Learns To Cook (The Charlie and Nana Cookbook Series 1)

by: Midge Newth
Release date: Nov 14, 2014
Number of Pages: 29
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Charlie was sad that he had to stay indoors on a rainy day. His grandma, Nana suggested that he begin an adventure: his first cooking lesson! Follow along as Nana teaches Charlie how to gather ingredients, make fancy hotdogs with dipping sauce and cookies and learn the basics of cooking.
Children love to help cook. In addition to being a fun story to read to your children, this book includes three easy-to-make recipes that little ones are sure to enjoy making and eating.
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2. The Pumpkin Moon Empanadas

by: Clementina LlanesSarah D. Thomas
Release date: Oct 05, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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IMAGINE the joy Paloma feels when her papa gives her the most marvelous present any papito can give to his little girl–only la luna to make Pumpkin Moon Empanadas! But, has he really given her the moon. . . . Or is he hiding something?

In a touching, delightful blend of English and Spanish, and poetry and prose, this little tale by author Clementina Llanes of A Little Cup of Mexican Hot Chocolate blog, brings to life what ensues when a father who doesn’t have much to give, presents his daughter with the best gifts ever–the love of family, a belief that with a little imagination surprising things are possible–and good food!

Written for parents who love to read to, and bake goodies, with their children. Includes an authentic and delicious Mexican pumpkin empanadas (turnover) recipe to bake with your own little Paloma, plus a helpful glossary of Spanish words and phrases. Sarah D. Thomas’s charming illustrations touchingly capture a girl’s love for her father through the lens of nostalgia.

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3. You’re the Chef: A Cookbook Companion for A Smart Girl’s Guide: Cooking (American Girl)

by: Lisa CherkaskyElisa Chavarri
Release date: Mar 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 80
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What’s healthy, delicious, and simple? All the recipes in this book! You’ll discover easy directions for making meals, planning parties, and preparing snacks, plus beautiful full-color photography for every recipe. This is the perfect companion to A Smart Girl’s Guide: Cooking, and a great way to try out newly discovered culinary skills. So get ready to delight the taste buds of your family and friends and yourself, too. And prepare to be amazed by how many mouthwatering things you can make! The book also includes an overview of cooking terms and tools, safety rules, and instructions on how to read a recipe.
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4. Charlie and Nana Make Lunch Together (The Charlie and Nana Cookbook Series 2)

by: Midge Newth
Release date: Dec 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 27
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In the second volume of the series, Charlie’s grandma, Nana, teaches him how to make lunch, including a healthy homemade soup and the learn the basics of cooking.

Children love to help cook. In addition to being a fun story to read to your children, this book includes two easy-to-make recipes that little ones are sure to enjoy helping you make and eat!

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5. Cool World Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids!

by: Lisa Wagner
Release date: Jul 09, 2013
Number of Pages: 160
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Give up-and-coming chefs a chance to explore the foods of the world! This international cookbook has over 50 recipes from 6 different cultures and introduces readers to world geography and authentic, easy-to-make recipes that taste great. Learn about African, French, Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and Japanese and Chinese cooking. Each kid-tested recipe includes step-by-step instructions and how-to photos. Tools and ingredients lists are also provided, along with pronunciation guides when needed. So grab an apron and prepare for a tasty adventure!

Books include: ingredients and tool lists, visual index of cooking terms, world map with highlighted areas, step-by-step instructions and photos, and allergy and safety information.

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6. Sleeps Over Nana’s House (The Charlie and Nana Cookbook Series 5)

by: Midge Newth
Release date: Feb 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 40
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Charlie and Nana are in the kitchen again! Charlie continues his cooking adventure. Follow along as his grandma, Nana, teaches Charlie how to gather ingredients and make three tasty recipes, including breakfast and a homemade salad dressing, and learn the basics of cooking.
Children love to help cook. In addition to being a fun story to read to your children, this book includes yummy, easy-to-make recipes that little ones are sure to enjoy helping you make and eat!
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7. Charlie and Nana Make Thanksgiving Dinner (The Charlie and Nana Cookbook Series 4)

by: Midge Newth
Release date: Oct 13, 2015
Number of Pages: 29
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Nana teaches her grandson, Charlie, how to make their favorite Thanksgiving meals.
Join Charlie and Nana as Charlie gets his forth cooking lesson and learns how to gather ingredients, make Mashed Potato and Turnips, Pumpkin Pie and Turkey Gravy,
Children love to help cook. In addition to being a fun story to read to your children, this book includes easy-to-make recipes that little ones are sure to enjoy help cooking and eating.
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8. Cooking Is Cool: Heat-Free Recipes for Kids to Cook

by: Marianne E. Dambra
Release date: Jul 05, 2013
Number of Pages: 145
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More than 50 heat-free recipes packed with flavor and learning

Cooking can be a delicious learning experience for children. As children read recipes, measure ingredients, and taste each dish, they build math and literacy skills, practice science process skills, and explore different food groups. Cooking Is Cool makes all of this hands-on learning possible without stepping foot in the kitchen. These classroom-friendly recipes are all heat-free, meaning they can be made without an oven, stove, microwave, or hot plate. With your guidance, budding chefs can follow the easy instructions to transform fresh, simple ingredients into tasty snacks, beverages, entrees, and treats.

This book includes more than 50 heat-free recipes that are fun to make and taste great, an explanation of the learning that occurs as children cook, tips to create your own classroom cooking center, and nutrition information, extension ideas, and interesting food facts.

Marianne E. Dambra, president of Early Childhood Education Network of Rochester, Inc., has presented on heat-free cooking with children at national and regional conferences since 1994.

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9. Tessa Beth & Co and the Godmothers’ Nursery Rhymes (Sugarplum Recipes)

by: Wendy Powell Salter
Release date: Oct 05, 2015
Number of Pages: 58
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The prequel to the Sugarplum Recipes Series, Tessa Beth & Co and the Godmothers’ Nursery Rhymes is unique to the series because it is the only book told from a baby’s point-of-view. Baby Tessa Beth Sugarplum introduces us to her life in a small town– from gathering eggs with the Godmothers, to ice storms and a bon voyage party. Add a cup of wholesomeness, a sprinkle of sparkle dust and a scoop of faith and you get Tessa Beth & Co and the Godmothers’ Nursery Rhymes–a unique flavor that tastes sweet like Little House on the Prairie and zesty like Pinkalicious. The simple yet quirky sugar cookie recipes that follow each chapter will appeal to both boys and girls. Be advised that this combination chapter and recipe book may inspire you to bake and start your own Cookie Ministry Kids. Visit wendy-salter.com to find out how.
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10. How to Cook in 10 Easy Lessons: Learn how to prepare food and cook like a pro (Super Skills)

by: Wendy Sweetser
Release date: Oct 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 64
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Learn how to cook in 10 easy lessons, and become an expert in the kitchen in no time!

In the Super Skills series, kids can master a new talent in 10 easy lessons! How to Cook in 10 Easy Lessons is a comprehensive cookbook for aspiring young chefs that introduces children to the art of cooking and breaks it down to the basics in a fun and interactive way. Young chefs will learn key skills and practical techniques from a professional chef that will help them become experts in the kitchen in no time. Easy-to-follow recipes then help guide kids as they practice their newfound cooking skills. With an inviting format and step-by-step illustrations, this is the perfect book for kids to gain the confidence and skills necessary to learn how to cook themselves.

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11. It’s So Good!: 100 Real Food Recipes for Kids!

by: Rebecca GaleraNevin Martell
Release date: Dec 09, 2014
Number of Pages: 122
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A unique cookbook that includes more than one hundred recipes for “little chefs.” Each recipe contains a list of ingredients, detailed cooking directions, a photo of the finished dish, and “tips from the chef!” Most of the recipes feature fruits and vegetables to ensure children are eating nutritious foods.

Nevin Martell has been writing about food and culture for more than a decade and a half. His work regularly appears in the Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast, Cheese Connoisseur, Plate, and CityEats.com.

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12. Sammy Spider’s First Taste of Hanukkah: A Cookbook

by: Sylvia A. RoussGenene TurndorfKatherine Kahn
Release date: Aug 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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This 15th book in Kar-Ben’s popular Sammy Spider series finds Sammy and his human friend Josh presenting a delightful cookbook of Hanukkah recipes and crafts. With four chapters of Hanukkah recipes for snacks, meals, treats, and crafts, this book will be a nice addition to the Sammy Spider series and a fun and useful book for families looking to enhance their Hanukkah celebrations. Includes Katherine Kahn’s iconic Sammy art.
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13. Strawberry Shortcake’s Cooking Fun

by: Michael J. Smollin
Release date: Apr 12, 1980
Number of Pages: 32
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Presents recipes for fancy food, including zoo food, whizzer fizzers, roll-up sandwiches, custard and pupcake cookies, and a crackerwitch castle.
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14. Tessa Beth & Co and the Sugarplum Recipes (Volume 1)

by: Wendy Powell Salter
Release date: Jul 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 54
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Eight-year-old Tessa Beth Sugarplum is famous in her hometown for creating one-of-a-kind cookie recipes. Tessa Beth and the Cookie Ministry Kids bake batches of zany Sugarplum cookies, tuck them into bags or boxes with Bible verses and deliver them to people in need of a little cheer. As Tessa Beth navigates life in a small town—from pancakes and pj parties, rabbit princesses on the edge of the farm and rescued puppies—she has her friends to make life adventurous and her baking to show kindness to others as well as for the simple goodness of a sweet treat. Add a cup of wholesomeness, a sprinkle of whimsy and a scoop of faith and you get TESSA BETH & CO AND THE SUGARPLUM RECIPES—a unique flavor that tastes sweet like Little House on the Prairie and zesty like Pinkalicious. The simple yet quirky sugar cookie recipes that follow each chapter, such as Rabbit Princess and Bow-Tie Boy Cookies, will appeal to both boys and girls.
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15. Fun Party Food: Little Chef Recipes

by: Mercedes SegarraRosa Maria Curto
Release date: Jun 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 35
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Tasty foods that are great for parties! Are you having a party? Would you like to make the yummy food yourself? FUN PARTY FOOD will show you how to make fun favorites, such as chicken nuggets and mini cheeseburgers. Or if you feel like making something special, how about tomato and mozzarella skewers or popcorn balls? Learn how to make meals and desserts your party guests can enjoy!
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16. You’re Toast

by: Rachel EllynMarina Veselinovic
Release date: Feb 07, 2014
Number of Pages: 42
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Little Slice has dreams of becoming a gourmet dish. Alas, he is just a simple bit of bread! He is also shy, yet so desperately wants to be included in the Kitchen Crewe’s big adventures. Will this tiny underdog gain the courage to join in?

Included in the book are recipes from Award Winning Kansas City Chefs. Share Slice’s dreams with your little one by creating these delicious dishes – using toast, of course!

Rachel Ellyn creates stories that inspire children to dream, to explore, and to build their confidence in being uniquely themselves. A delightful picture reader for first and second graders and an excellent bedtime story for reading to younger children.

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17. Cool Healthy Muffins:: Fun & Easy Baking Recipes for Kids! (Cool Cupcakes & Muffins)

by: Alex Kuskowski
Release date: Jul 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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What easy-to-cook food can be served as dessert, snacks, dinner, lunch, or even breakfast? Muffins of course! Kids will love trying their hand at baking one of the most versatile and tasty foods. Bake a healthy treat that tastes good too. Make your own Cool Healthy Muffins with the recipes in this book. Whip up Cinnamon Banana Bites or Tasty Oat n Raisin Surprise muffins. Muffins make a great snack any time of day. Includes full-page spreads on ingredients and tools to help make baking easy! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing.
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18. Midwestern Recipes (Kids Can Cook)

by: Mary Boone
Release date: Oct 27, 2011
Number of Pages: 63
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Horseshoe sandwiches, city chicken, hot dishes, Dutch babies, and of course Chicago deep-dish pizzathese regional treasures and more showcase the history and bounty of the Midwest. Americas Dairyland provides the country not only with milk and cheese; it also produces honey, corn, and over 14 billion eggs each year. These abundant ingredients find their way into many Midwestern dishes, from corn fritters to frozen custard. Different cultures influenced Native American and pioneer cuisine in the Midwest when immigrants brought dishes from Czechoslovakia, Sweden, and other parts of the world. Kitchen safety tips, easy-to-follow recipes, and a glossary of common cooking terms help guide young chefs as they cook their way across the rich heartland of the United States.
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19. Lady and Bella’s Alphabet Kitchen: A to Z Recipes for Kid Cooks

by: Annette BridgesLesley Vernon
Release date: Mar 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 94
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When you open Lady and Bella’s Alphabet Kitchen you’ve entered a dachshund world. It’s much more than a children’s cookbook. You’ll read a colorable fiction story starring best-friend doxies, Lady and Bella. Encouraged by best friend, Lady enters a cooking featured in her favorite television cooking show. You’ll discover the secret for making Delightfully Delicious Doughnut Holes. You’ll find 26 kid-test, kid-approved recipes written for the elementary school reader but tasty for all ages. Alphabet Kitchen’s test cooks ranged in age from 4 to 16 and were from ten of the United States as well as Germany. Young cooks will find the cooking terms glossary helpful and enjoy the test-cook photographs.
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20. Tasty Desserts: Little Chef Recipes

by: Mercedes SegarraRosa Maria Curto
Release date: Jun 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 35
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Sweet treats that are fun to eat! Do you enjoy fun favorites, such as brownies or cheesecake? Or if you feel like making something special, how about watermelon soup or lemon pie? TASTY DESSERTS will show you how to make many different delicious desserts!
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21. Yummy Snacks: Little Chef Recipes

by: Mercedes SegarraRosa Maria Curto
Release date: Jun 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 35
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Easy snacks kids can make! Do you want to learn how to make fun foods? How about chocolate shakes or chicken sandwiches? Try something new! Make eggs in a nest or a strawberry charlotte! YUMMY SNACKS will show you how to make many tasty recipes!
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22. Little Cowpokes Cookbook

by: Zac Williams
Release date: Mar 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 64
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Saddle up, ride ’em out and get cookin’?cowpoke style!

Yeehaw! Kids who are ready to live the life of a cowpoke will delight in Zac Williams’ latest children’s cookbook, Little Cowpokes. Range riders will learn to whip up tasty vittles such as Buckin’ Bull Nachos, Get Along Pretzel Doggies, Slow-Cooked Smoky Brisket, Cinnamon Churro Sundae, Pioneer Honey Taffy and more! This here collection of recipes is guaranteed to be just the ticket to delicious cowpoke kiddie cookin’, packed with simple step-by-step recipes and fun photographs as well as style ideas for Wild West parties, chuck wagon cookouts, sagebrush get-togethers, and rodeo roundups.

Zac Williams is a partner at Williams Visual, a creative communications company. He has been the principal photographer of more than 200 books. He enjoys exploring food and culture through writing and photography. He is also the author of Little Monsters Cookbook and Little Aliens Cookbook. Zac lives with his wife and three children in Pleasant View, Utah.

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23. Thanksgiving Recipes

by: Ronnie RooneyRonnie Rooney
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 24
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Let’s talk turkey and cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and spiced apples. Fun, easy to follow recipes will have your family and friends gobbling up every crumb in sight!
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24. Travel the World Cookbook

by: Pamela Marx
Release date: Nov 05, 1996
Number of Pages: 144
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“Sixty recipes, interesting food facts, and research or craft activities.”
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25. Who Took the Cookbook? (We Read Phonics: Level 7)

by: Paul OrshoskiKelly Light
Release date: Dec 15, 2012
Number of Pages: 27
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We Read Phonics – Who Took the Cookbook? The cook in the lunchroom usually serves great food, but now her cookbook and all her recipes are missing and her food is just awful. Students join in the hunt to find the missing cookbook in this fun story with a surprise ending. This humorous title offers engaging phonics practice and fun phonics games.

We Read Phonics makes it easy for parents to help their children improve phonics skills and read a decodable story. Each book combines a fun story with simple games for phonics and sight words. The games are quick and easy to play – and they are all designed to help children read the story and improve their decoding skills. The result is faster reading development and kids who love to read!

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26. Cool Kids Cook: Gourmet Everyday

by: M.L. Obermaier
Release date: Jun 02, 2014
Number of Pages: 62
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Our family loves to cook and wants to share how we make gourmet meals with everyday items in the house. Our first book we decided instead of planning ahead of time for the cookbook, we would just take pictures of what we did each day with items already in our home. None of these meals are expensive so if you are on a budget these recipes will work for your family. Most recipes are shown in vegan format, but you can make them vegetarian by using dairy products.
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27. What’s in the Garden?

by: Marianne BerkesCris Arbo
Release date: Mar 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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Good food doesn’t begin on a store shelf with a box. It comes from a garden bursting with life, color, sounds, smells, sunshine, moisture, birds, and bees! Healthy food becomes much more interesting when children know where they come from. So what s in the garden? Kids will find a variety fruits and vegetables, and a tasty, kid-friendly recipe for each one to start a lifetime of good eating. A food for thought section presents interesting facts about each fruit and vegetable, and a how does your garden grow? section explains facts about gardening and the parts of plants.
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28. Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana

by: Kid ElianaDianne De Las CasasSoleil Lisette
Release date: Feb 27, 2013
Number of Pages: 64
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INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD SECOND PLACE FOR BOOK WRITTEN BY A YOUTH

PARENTS’ CHOICE APPROVED AWARD

For kids who want to cook—Louisiana style! Kid Chef Eliana keeps the good times rolling in this kid-friendly cookbook of Louisiana cuisine. With nearly thirty exciting recipes from meat pies to boudin balls to Mardi Gras king cake, Eliana undertakes a culinary journey exploring unique gastronomic traditions from all regions of the state. With Eliana’s help, your delicious dishes are sure to satisfy the taste buds of all ages!

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29. The Disney Princess Cookbook

by: Disney Book GroupDisney Storybook Art Team
Release date: Oct 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 144
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From Rapunzel’s Frying Pan Eggs to Ariel’s Sea Turtle Cupcakes, this beautiful cookbook is filled with delicious recipes inspired by the Princesses’ many adventures. With simple step-by-step instructions, mouth-watering photos of each dish, and helpful tips from the Princesses themselves, this cookbook makes it easy to whip up some kitchen magic.
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30. Twist It Up: More Than 60 Delicious Recipes from an Inspiring Young Chef

by: Jack WitherspoonSheri GiblinLisa Witherspoon
Release date: Oct 21, 2011
Number of Pages: 152
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Inspiration resides in the kitchen for eleven-year-old Jack Witherspoon. And for good reason. When Jack was going through incredibly tough times battling leukemia for the second time he sought solace in the Food Network and decided his dream was to become a chef. Before long, Jack was creating his own recipes, cooking for cancer fundraisers, and even coining his own culinary catchphrase (“Twist it up!”) to characterize his individual spin on comfort food favorites like French toast, pesto pizza, shepherd’s pie, meat loaf, cupcakes, and more. Clear, step-by-step instructions and sumptuous photographs will encourage cooks of all ages to whip up delicious recipes and make mouthwatering memories in the kitchen.
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