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Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking

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Starting from Scratch is a food manifesto that helps young readers relate to what they eat, inspiring both budding chefs and budding food lovers in the process. Beginning with an exploration of taste and how it works, author and food activist Sarah Elton explains how ingredients have been on the move for centuries, resulting in the unique fusion of flavors we love today. She breaks down the science of food and cooking into bite-sized and easily digestible pieces of information that cover the chemistry of heat versus cold, fat versus acid, and salt versus sweet. Both practical and philosophical in its approach, Starting from Scratch demystifies food and cooking by boiling it down to the basics. Young chefs learn to make sense of recipes, measure and substitute ingredients, and stock a pantry, and discover that food is more than just a prepackaged meal. Using simple and universal examples, Starting from Scratch inspires children to eat better, try new flavors, and understand whatand#8217;s on their plate. Even reluctant chefs will gain an improved sense of where food comes from and be able to join in on a conversation that continues from snack time to dinnertime.

About the Author

Sarah Elton is an author and journalist who specializes in food writing. Her books for adults include Consumed: Sustainable Food for a Finite Planet and Locavore: From Farmerand#8217;s Fields to Rooftop Gardens, How Canadians are Changing the Way We Eat. A frequent contributor on CBC Radio, she lives in Toronto. Jeff Kulak is an award-winning illustrator and designer with numerous books to his credit, including the Learn to Speak series, for which he won an Alcuin Book Design Award. He lives in Montreal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781926973968
Author:
Elton, Sarah
Publisher:
Owlkids
Author:
Kulak, Jeff
Subject:
Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Cooking by Kids
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7.5 in
Age Level:
from 10

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