Tired of all the junk food your children are eating? Want to get them helping out in the kitchen? Nora’s Dinners is a new generation cookbook to inspire 7-12-year-olds to cook healthy food, teaching basic cookery skills and focusing on having fun.
Nora Sands is the outrageous, loveable, no-nonsense dinner lady who shot to fame in Jamie Oliver's TV series, 'Jamie's School Dinners'. Despite being about British school food, impressively the programme has now been broadcast in 23 countries.
Armed with newfound confidence and a list of ingredients she couldn't pronounce, Nora became passionate about getting kids interested in cooking at home, rather than relying on unhealthy and unsociable ready-meals. Her recipes draw on her favourite childhood foods, the meals she prepared with her own children, and the foods she discovered while working with Jamie. Nora's Dinners is full of recipes for delicious (and well-balanced) breakfasts, lunches and dinners as well as fun options for tasty treats. Jamie Oliver himself provides a foreword.
With special "pick 'n' mix" sections featured throughout, kids can invent their own creations and customise their meals using a basic recipe, like pizza with exciting and healthy toppings, or colourful, delicious salad (yes, they will eat it). The emphasis is on learning different cooking techniques, eating a balanced (but never boring) diet, having fun, and getting friends and family involved.
Peppered with wonderful and often hilarious anecdotes, this is a book written specifically for kids. Although some recipes require adult help or supervision, children will be able to follow each recipe on their own The introduction outlines basic nutrition, safety & food hygiene, and explains cooking techniques in language geared to get kids learning. Instructions throughout are kept simple, with the absolute beginner in mind.
So put your feet up – the kids are making dinner tonight!
• Foreword by Jamie Oliver
• Nora's Introduction
• Tools & Equipment
• Cooking Techniques
• Making Friends with Vegetables/Herbs/Spices
• Food Safety & Hygiene
• Healthy Eating
• Snacks and Salads
• Cakes and Puddings