Having bought and really rated the previous 2 Sam Stern books, I made sure that the new one, Get Cooking, was delivered hot off the press as soon as it was available. I'm so pleased that I did - it does not disappoint. Sam has clearly grown up, and that's reflected in the book. Although it follows the same user-friendly layout and chatty tone, he has included some slightly more sophisticated recipes (along with lots of very useful basics). It's a book that should appeal to teen boys and girls alike who will relate to Sam and the group of friends who are photographed and quoted throughout. It's clear, concise and never patronising (and no long lists of ingredients either).
The book is divided up according to ingredient, from cheese to veg, via pasta, meat and potatoes and others. The cheese, chill and onion muffins and tangy tomato burgers have already gone down a treat in our house.
Whether you want to cook some great recipes yourself or would like to get your teens off the sofa and into the kitchen, this is the book for you.