Dynamite kids cooking school Delicious recipes that teach all the skills you need

Dana Bowen

Book - 2022

"115 recipes from Brooklyn's The Dynamite Shop for young budding home chefs to cook for their families, themselves, or their communities, perfecting their kitchen skills along the way. When Sara Kate Gillingham and Dana Bowen founded The Dynamite Shop in Brooklyn, they wanted to create a space where kids could learn fundamental, practical kitchen skills that they could carry into their home kitchens and real life. But they also wanted to teach kids about food on a deeper level: how foo...d connects us to the people we love, the communities we belong to, and the wider world. Dynamite Dinners features 115 recipes that build on the mission to empower and engage the rising generation of young cooks and their families. This is a book that celebrates the everyday--with recipes ranging from The Perfect Fried Egg and Summery One-Pot Mac to Cantonese-Style Dumplings and Dutch Babies, kids have the opportunity to practice their skills in the kitchen and to reflect upon the stories and importance behind each recipe. This is the cookbook that all kids, young and old, should use to educate themselves and their families about issues in the kitchen and beyond"--

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Children's Room j641.5/Bowen Due Oct 12, 2023
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers [2022]
First edition
Physical Description
288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Main Author
Dana Bowen (author)
Other Authors
Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan (author)
  • Introduction
  • Organizing your space
  • Developing your skills
  • How to build flavor
  • Eggs
  • Roasting
  • Sautéing & searing
  • Sauces
  • Pasta
  • Casseroles
  • Soups & stews
  • Salads
  • Breads & baking
  • Sweets
  • Drinks
  • Other things cooks do.
Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 4 Up--This cookbook serves up a foundation of skills for new chefs of all ages. Written by the creators of The Dynamite Shop, a cooking school for kids and families that started in Brooklyn but has since moved online, this cookbook dedicates 45 pages to cooking skills basics and tips before getting to any actual recipes. The recipes themselves are divided into 12 sections that focus on the overarching categories of cooking: "Eggs," "Roasting," and "Sweets," to name a few. The book has a robust index and glossary of terms that new chefs can easily reference. The recipes, sourced directly from The Dynamite Shop classes and including, for instance, butternut squash pasta with goat cheese and caramelized onions and green pozole, are more complex than one might expect for a kids' cookbook. The book also offers ideas for customizing or adapting flavors to the chef's own palate, inspiring creativity. While the recipes are clearly organized and written, not every recipe contains a photograph of the finished product. Beginning cooks may struggle to visualize what they're working toward--especially if the dish or ingredients are unfamiliar to them. VERDICT A thorough volume from experienced instructors; a fine choice for juvenile cookbook collections.

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