Join me each week as I select an amazing picture book that includes a recipe or inspires a dish to create. I’ll be making the dishes alongside you and sharing a little bit about each book.
Picture Books with Recipes, Cooking Videos, and Resources
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In this episode of Cooking Book by Book, I’m making a few different breakfasts and taking inspiration from Mollie Katzen’s cookbook, Honest Pretzels. This step-by-step cookbook is recommended for children ages 8 and up and is full of easy and healthy dishes for kids to make by following step-by-step illustrated instructions.
For more cookbooks for kids, see a big list I put together.—>Cookbooks for Kids
Crêpes by Suzette
I have a special helper in the kitchen with me making crepes inspired by Monica Wellington’s book, Crêpes by Suzette. This book takes us through the streets of Paris observing all the sights and sounds.
Jalapeño Bagels by Natasha Wing is an oldie that includes two recipes. One for chango bars and the other for jalapeno bagels. Watch me make our favorite sourdough bagel recipe.
How To Make an Apple Pie and See the World
An oldie with a publication date of 1994! This one takes us around the world to collect the ingredients for an apple pie. Join me and my special helper in my kitchen to make a yummy pie. And, read How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman.
Logan’s Greenhouse by JaNay Brown-Wood is a great winter read. Logan is looking for carrots to prepare soup. Can you help him find them in the greenhouse? Then, join me in my kitchen to make a delicious winter carrot soup from the recipe in the book.
There are three other books in this Where in the Garden? series.
Dumpling Day by Meera Sriam has not one but 10 different dumpling recipes in it. A community is busy preparing dumplings from each of their cultures and then come together to share all the yummy dishes. Join me as I make dumplings in my kitchen.
Bee Bim Bop
Bee Bim Bop by Linda Sue Park is the story of a young girl who is helping her family make a family meal of tasty bee bim bop. It was the first recipe I ever made from a children’s book and it is yummy.
Nacho’s Nachos by Sandra Nickel is the story of a man who invented one of our favorite snacks- nachos. We are headed to the kitchen to make the nacho recipe in the book and my new obsession- cashew salsa. Join me in the kitchen to make both.
Children’s Books Featuring Food
Enjoy a variety of resources on Growing Book by Book that celebrate food.
Happy Reading and Cooking!