I Can Cook!

I Can Cook!

I can cook! series by Wendy Blaxland

     

   

This series introduces readers to worldwide cuisine. Each book begins with background on the title culture then moves to recipes varying in ease from simple (e.g., blueberry muffins) to complicated (Chinese dumplings). The straightforward step-by-step instructions are supplemented by photographs, "How To" sidebars, and "Recipe Variations." Kitchen equipment and safety along with nutritional information are provided in these educational and age-appropriate cookbooks.

Readers are introduced to food traditions, cooking styles, common ingredients, cooking basics, and equipment while practicing safety in the kitchen. Country maps highlight diets and food availability from various regions and the influencing factors for these dishes. Recipes with kid appeal list equipment and ingredients needed, plus alternatives for special diets. Captioned, full-color photographs provide step-by-step directions. Each title contains up to seven recipes that include historical background, a beverage, and a dessert. Vocabulary words are highlighted in bold, and quick facts are scattered throughout. Each book concludes with the country's food celebrations using some of the highlighted recipes and additional activities. Ideal supplements to culture and country studies.