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Herb Walker and Lois Walker.

Ottawa, Puppcorn Productions, c1982.
Distributed by Puppcorn Productions, Box 6787, Station J, Ottawa, ON, K2A3Z4.
111pp, paper, $7.95.
ISBN 0-9691088-1-8.

Grades 3 and up.
Reviewed by Nadiya Blaine.

Volume 10 Number 4.
1982 November.

This children's cookbook is well planned and should prove attractive to young cooks. The recipes are grouped into meal units rather than the traditional categories of meat, vegetables, and desserts. For example, the first unit, entitled "What's Cooking," includes a recipe for a chicken dish, one for noodles, two for vegetables, and one for dessert. This grouping should encourage children to think of food as a well-balanced whole. There are, in the book, three meal units and one unit on nutritious snacks that should be popular with parents. The recipes emphasize home cooking and do not involve the use of pre-packaged foods.

Each is well illustrated with a list of utensils required, ingredients listed (in both imperial and metric) according to use, and step-by-step illustrated instructions that are very easy to follow. There are also fifteen "Metric Guide Posts" that explain metric sizes from measuring spoons to package sizes.

Because the recipes are so well broken down into steps, the range must, of necessity, be very limited. This is the only drawback that I found in this book. There are only twenty recipes to choose from.

This cookbook is part of the Puppcorn repertoire that the authors have created. The Walkers are travelling across Canada and the United States performing to teachers and students.

Nadiya Blame, Bertie E. S., Ridgeway, ON.
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