What's cooking? Find out in this cool cookbook - written by a teenager, for teenagers! A kid's gotta eat - and what better way to make sure that the food on your plate hits the spot than to make it yourself? Fifteen-year-old Sam Stern, with a bit of help from his mum, Susan, is more than happy to share dozens of his favourite recipes for all occasions. There are pancakes for breakfast and easy lunches like soup or salad to pack up for school. Quick meals like spaghetti or omelettes are best for busy school nights; for weekends there are serious dinners like homemade lasagne or whole roasted chicken. And don't forget fancy, mouth-watering desserts; addictive but healthy snacks; and even special menus and suggestions to help keep your brain boosted during dreaded exam time. Especially geared toward teen readers, "Cooking Up A Storm" is bursting with over 120 healthy, tasty and simple recipes and food ideas and features a lively commentary from Sam, along with colourful photos of food preparation and the ultimate chef's reward: feasting with friends.
Got this book for my son for his twelfth birthday, he loved it as it's easy to follow and makes him independent. He loves the fact that he can also do a meal for me and his brother. He will grow with this book and be a proper man being able to cook for his family!
"Really good staples for teens and adults alike!" -
I work in kids food and buy more or less every cookbook aimed at kids that comes out. Lots of them are really pretty poor.This one is actually brilliant. The recipes have a great mixture of teen-appeal and healthy balance. There are recipes for all meals, including after school snacks, parties with mates and food to boost energy and brain power during exams. Although I bought the book for work, I find that this is a book I use regularly for family meals, because it has the best versions I own of some staple meals, like pasta sauces and curries. You know how visitors often ask you for the recipe of something you made them? Really often the recipes they ask for are from this book and I have to admit I cooked them something from a teenage cookbook!Although my kids are still in primary, they have cooked some of them with me, and I have several friends who have teenage kids who own and love this book too, with everyone cooking from it. It has a bit of cool kudos about it too.