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Cooking & Food
Kid Chef Eliana keeps the good times rolling in this kid-friendly cookbook of Louisiana cuisine. With nearly thirty exciting recipes from meat pies to boudin balls to Mardi Gras king cake, Eliana undertakes a culinary journey exploring unique gastronomic traditions from all regions of the state. With Eliana’s help, your delicious dishes are sure to satisfy the taste buds of all ages!
A Good Soup Attracts Chairs bridges cultures on each side of the Atlantic through the ethnic cooking of the African nation of Ghana. One of the best ways to teach children about their world neighbors is to introduce them to a common point of both cultures—food.
Lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and pickles—what makes this sandwich so special? Why, it’s a Po’ boy, of course! Made Louisiana-style with Blue Plate® Mayonnaise, Creole tomatoes straight from the vine, hot sauce, and some delicious roast beef debris on crusty Louisiana French Bread, it is all delightfully served up in bright paper-collage illustrations. Talented children’s author and musician Johnette Downing takes readers step by step to create the classic New Orleans sandwich, adding a heaping dash of humor with every bite.
This cookbook is written especially for children and offers more than recipes. Instructions on how to prepare Kosher snacks and meals are incorporated into a story about Hannah and Hershel, twins who sail up the Mississippi River with their grandmother.
A delightful and delicious tale of cake, candy, and sweets, this mouthwatering daydream takes you to a magical island where every bit is edible! Sprinkled with cupcake flowers and lollipop trees, this is a land where happiness grows. Even in the land of desserts, healthy snacks abound—fruits, veggies, and more! Puny images and lighthearted verse encourage children to invent an original world of fantasy, fancy, and fun! This is the perfect bedtime story to reawaken a child’s imagination and rekindle family reading time.
In the morning, when the sun rises, Mr. Okra drives his brightly painted truck through the streets of New Orleans, selling beautiful, fresh produce. He calls out the names of the fruits and vegetables in a voice familiar to any New Orleanian: “I got tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocados! I got mangoes! I got watermelon!” Mr. Okra’s fruits are as colorful as Mardi Gras floats. His veggies are lush like the palms in Jackson Square. And his watermelons are St.-Charles-streetcar green on the outside and Canal-Street-streetcar red on the inside.
Singer/songwriter Johnette Downing serves up catchy verses to her fourth installation of taste exploration. The award-winning author tells what lucky children all over the state eat, giving each dish’s significance later in a “word menu.” Did you know that only Kentucky has a tradition of serving Derby-Pie® on Kentucky Derby Day or that it is the only state that offers rolled oysters? A different treat is presented for each day of the week, allowing young readers a seven-day trip for their taste buds.
On Monday, it’s apples, and Tuesday is pastrami. This catchy walk through a week of yummy New York fare introduces children to the favorite foods of the Empire State. With bright collage illustrations and infectious singsong lyrics, this playful adaptation of a traditional song features such goodies as Buffalo wings, hot dogs, pizza, and cheesecake. A “Word Menu” at the end of the book, along with tips and trivia about the great state of New York, round out this toothsome trip through a week’s worth of tasty eats. Come and eat it up!
Come and eat it up! All the lucky children in Texas walk through a week of favorite Lone Star food in this colorful singsong story. On Monday it’s pan de campo, and Tuesday is time for chicken-fried steak. Chili on Wednesday, sweet onions on Thursday, and grapefruit on Friday bring young Texans to a weekend of barbecue and strudel.
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