How to Cook

Delicious Dishes Perfect for Teen Cooks
Gr 7 Up—This attractive book has dozens of recipes with an international flair. Some spreads feature a single dish, like lamb tagine, while others focus on several recipes using a single ingredient or technique. Experimentation is encouraged, and developing confidence is an unstated but obvious goal. This book is not for beginners, but teens with a bit of experience will enjoy trying the many tasty-sounding recipes for everything from jambalaya to macaroons. Vegetarian options are included throughout. Bright color photos show the finished dishes, and the pages are embellished with simple drawings showing processes and ingredients. U.S. and metric measurements are given, but occasionally measurements for ingredients like potatoes, spinach leaves, and bread use weight rather than simple quantities, which isn't very convenient for many home cooks. Overall, though, this is a contemporary cookbook with real teen appeal.—Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL

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