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Campfire Chef: Mouthwatering Campfire Recipes

. 9781515738138. ea vol: 32p. (Kids Can Cook!). further reading. photos. websites. Capstone. Jan. 2017. lib. ed. $27.99.
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Gr 4–8—Who knew there was a need for a grilling cookbook for kids, one that teaches them how to make a cooking fire on a campout—and whip up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, too? While Disgusting Eats focuses on construction and presentation, relying on mostly prepared foods, Grill Master provides good instructions for lighting and cleaning the grill and adding smoky flavor. Extremely tempting photographs do a nice job showing what the recipes look like at key steps in the process, although there are few if any pictures of the finished products. The 11–12 recipes in each title are perhaps a little heavy on the starches and fat, but these are not necessarily dishes for every day.
VERDICT This useful, appealing series covers cookery genres that are rarely found in books for young people, and have a play-focused appeal.
Step-by-step recipes follow safety and cooking tips in these offbeat cookbooks. [cf2]Campfire[cf1] includes fire-specific tips and is organized by cooking method (in foil, skillet, or Dutch oven); [cf2]Disgusting[cf1] includes ideas for snacks, entrees, sides, and desserts, and recommends presenting mainstay foods in kid-appealingly gross ways (e.g., "Maggoty Chili"). Both include photos of completed dishes, quirky facts, and "Try This!" alterations. Reading list.

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