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by Isabella Gerasole, Olivia Gerasole
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Product Details

  • Publisher: Scholastic Reference
  • Publishing date: 01/09/2007
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780439022507
  • ISBN: 0439022509

Synopsis

This fabulous cookbook for kids features Isabella and Olivia Gerasole, the adorable and charming hosts on www.spatulatta.com. A cooking for kids website that recently won a 2006 James Beard Award, which is the equivalent of an Oscar in the culinary world. Their kid-friendly recipes range from basic "Mom's the Star Toast" to a peek into various ethnic cuisines like "Yumbo Gumbo." The cookbook is arranged by season and also includes special sections devoted to snacks and vegetarian recipes along with easy-to-follow basic cooking skills and weights and measures.

Chef Jorge’s Guacamole
 
“Our friend, Chef Jorge uses a molcajete—the bowl-like thing called a mortar in English—and a tejolote—the round-bottomed rock used for grinding known in English as a pestle. They are both made of volcanic rock but you can use a bowl and wooden spoon instead.”
—Belle
 
Makes 1-1/2 cups guacamole
 
You’ll need:
 
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped white onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped jalape?o chile pepper
1 large ripe avocado (the Haas variety is the best)
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
Dash of salt
1 tablespoon chopped ripe tomato
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
Tortillas or corn chips for serving
 
Equipment:
 
Measuring cups and spoons
Medium bowl (about 3 quarts)
Large wooden spoon for stirring
Butter knife
 
1. Put the garlic, onion, and jalape?o in the bowl and use the wooden spoon to stir them together.
2. Have an adult help cut the avocado vertically in half, from the narrow end to the wide end; remove the large seed or pit.
3. Hold one avocado half in your hand and use the butter knife to cut through the flesh of the avocado into long strips, making sure not to cut through the skin. Cut the avocado flesh in the other direction to make cubes. Turn the avocado inside out, then drop the cubes into the bowl with the garlic-onion mixture. Repeat with the other avocado half.
4. Add the lime juice to the bowl. Mash the avocado with the wooden spoon until it’s creamy but still a little lumpy. Add the salt, chopped tomato, and cilantro and mix to combine.
5. Serve the guacamole with tortilla or corn chips, or use it in tacos.

Tuscan Bean Dip
 
“Papa makes this for every party and everyone loves it. We use the leftovers on Italian panini (sandwiches) instead of mayo. This recipe definitely keeps the vampires away, if you know what I mean.”
—Belle
 
Makes 2 cups of dip
 
You’ll need:
 
1 can (15.5 ounces) cannellini beans
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, peeled
Veggies, chips, and crackers for serving
 
Equipment:
 
Measuring cup
Can opener
Food processor
Rubber spatula
Serving bowl
 
1. Open the can of beans with the can opener.
2. Pour the beans into the bowl of the food processor, then add the olive oil and garlic. Process until the mixture is smooth.
3. Have an adult remove the blade in the food processor. Now, use the rubber spatula to scrape the mixture into the serving bowl. Serve with your favorite veggies, chips, or crackers. Yum!

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  • great for kids who want to do more than stir a batter
    From Amazon

    I bought this based on the other reviews for my niece. My niece is 9 and my sister told me she is interested in making meals for dinner. They love this cookbook and I knew they would. The kids in the book are a little older now, but when the book came out, they were close to my niece's age, so I thought it would be perfect. I also purchased a digital timer and a hamburger timer, for something fun. The recipes are varied and exactly what she was looking for; many dinner recipes, not just snacks and lunches. It's not super easy, but a little challenging I think, and I believe appropriately so, that way she can work through the book when she feels more adept.

  • Stirring up a picky eater's interest in cooking and nutrition!
    From Amazon

    We have not watched the Spautlatta videos, but came across this cookbook at our cousin's house and then bought our own copy. It provides a great launching pad for kids 8 and up who want to learn to cook. The book is recipe-based more than skills-based, but I give it high marks for its seasonal approach and appealing recipes. Most of the recipes seem quite nutritious and healthy. Of course, my picky eater first gravitated toward the "weiner weenie dogs" which is probably the least healthy recipe in the book. But the cute weenie dogs at least have tomato and pepper heads. We are taking small steps here, and stoking her interest in cooking with a whole book of recipes she can make is a tremendous gift. The other recipes she is interested in feature fresh fruits, veggies and even beans. So I would skip over the "sneaky"and "deceptive" cookbooks that show parents how to hide fruits and veggie purees in recipes, and head for the Spatulatta Cookbook that will allow your kids to get involved. Working with a grownup, any age kid can help!

  • One of the better childrens cookbooks out there
    From Amazon

    It seems to be difficult to find children's cook books that aren't overly simple or that have real recipes anyone would enjoy. This book has several recipes that can be served as meals that anyone can enjoy. These recipes have multiple ingredients and steps and probably aren't good for kids 8 and under, unless your child has experience already. There are a few recipes that didn't need to be included-they aren't really recipes. One example is fruit kabobs. Cut up various pieces of fruit into small shapes, including heart shapes, and put on a stick. I don't think that added anything to the book and I wonder what could have been put on those two pages. I wish the dishes had descriptions about the flavors or outcome. There are pictures but it is difficult to tell much from them. I also wish their was nutritional information. Overall, I would recommend this book if you are wanting to have your child start cooking "real" food. Tami

  • dissapointed
    From Amazon

    I thought I was buying a new book. I paid the price for a new book not used and got a used book instead. I had strawberry stains on the first pages of the book and it did not come with a spatula like a new one does in the book stores. Was disappointed. Cannot give this as a gift because of the stain and the bent tabs.

  • ITS A DONE DEAL
    From Amazon

    I CAME ACROSS THIS COOKBOOK WHEN MY KIDS HAVE A BOOK FAIR IN THEIR SCHOOL.SINCE MY DAUGHTER WHO IS 5YRS OLD LOVE TO HELP ME MAKING DINNER,I THOUGHT THIS WILL BE GREAT GIFT FOR HER.ON THAT SAME NIGHT,I FLIPPED THROUGH THE PAGES N FOUND SO MANY GOOD RECIPES FOR KIDS.I DECIDED TO KEEP IT FOR MYSELF.IT BECAME ONE OF MY FAVOURITE KIDS COOKBOOK.

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