Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fairy Tale Feasts at

Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers and Eaters by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple (her daughter) was recently featured on Nigella Lawson's website. That was a coup for the book, especially considering it is now six years old and still in print, too.

Nigella's intro:

I have always had quite an obsession with food-based fairy tales - such as The Magic Pot of Porridge - and indeed have even written one of my own, so was delighted to find this collection of food fairy tales, complete with recipes. It is utterly charming, as is the recipe for Brer Rabbit's Carrot Soup, which I've chosen for you this week.

The full recipe is there so you can literally get a taste of one of the book's recipes as well as how they are written--from materials to ingredients to detailed instructions and ways to vary, the book is a great starter cookbook for young audiences while still interesting for adults, too.

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