We are in the process of trying to get our daughters to eat 'better' food and to
educate their palates. This book has made quite a contribution to the task.
We started off by leaving the book on the table for the girls to just browse as
they might a comic or magazine. The first thing we noticed is how much they
paid attention to the many pictures of children eating food!
One of the first recipes we tried was the fruity cheese on toast (very easy) and
we then made teeny weeny fruit muffins, equally straight-forward. Over the last
few weeks we have allowed the girls to choose food they like the look of and if
we have the ingredients we have a go at it.
I don't think it's particularly helpful to list the recipes that the girls liked (or did
not like), but everything we tried came out as the authors intended. I imagine
most parents try to get their children involved in the kitchen, and clearly a large
dollop of common sense is required when allocating tasks to children.
Each double-page recipe has a photograph of the outcome, a list of ingredients
(and sometimes suggestions for alternatives), step-by-step instructions and a
'Can I help?' section offering suggestions for tasks that younger children may be
able to contribute to. Timings and servings are also clearly displayed.
There are lots of other fun things for the children to read and do in the book, for
example stickers, a 'Cool Kiddie café' and flour dough fun.
Overall it's been a great success, and our girls have indeed tasted a much greater
range of food than we might have without this book. I'd say it's definitely worth
considering if you'd like to increase your children's interest in food and have some
fun at the same time.