Paula Deen's Cookbook for the Lunch-Box Set

Paula H. Deen, Author, Susan E. Mitchell, Illustrator, Martha Giddens Nesbit, With with Martha Nesbit, illus. by Susan Mitchell. Simon & Schuster $21.99 (192p) ISBN 978-1-4169-8268-5

Paula Deen's second cookbook for kids organizes recipes according to occasions that might occur during the school year (a sleepover, a Christmas party). In addition to the recipes, Dean offers suggestions (“[a bake sale] is a great way to raise quick cash for a good cause”) and personal reflections (“Fondue parties were all the rage when I was much, much younger”), while sections on manners and cooking lessons include more tips. Clearly labeled ingredients and tools make the preparations comprehensible, and the illustrations of friends and family give the book an inviting feel. Ages 7–up. (Sept.)

Reviewed on: 09/07/2009
Release date: 09/01/2009
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