Inspired by the Disney Villains, this bewitching cookbook for kids makes learning how to cook everything from hearty breakfasts to delicious desserts fun and downright magical.
Featuring simple step-by-step instructions and mouth-watering photos of each dish, this cookbook invites readers to craft wickedly delicious treats while enjoying captivating illustrations of Disney's classic villains and their sidekicks.
In this book, readers will discover:
- 50 beginner-friendly recipes, including dishes like Kronk's Spinach Puffs, Gaston's Chicken Drumsticks, Cruella Cookies, and many more
- A thorough introduction to kitchen basics
- A "difficulty rating" for each recipe
- Beautiful food photography on every spread
- Charming illustrations of the Disney Villains
- An index of dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian recipes
Joy Howard is the author of Disney Eats, and is a freelance writer, recipe developer, and food stylist. She writes a regular column about kids and cooking for Eating Well magazine, and her work has appeared in projects for Parents, Burger King, Friendly’s, and more. She lives in Western Massachusetts.
Gr 8 Up–This villian cookbook from Disney is designed for children with kitchen experience who still require adult supervision or assistance. It opens with a thorough Before You Begin list, including instructions to tie back hair, push up sleeves, and wear an apron. The how-to pages are comprehensive and encourage kitchen clean up. An apple symbol is used to indicate a recipe’s difficulty level, and the photographs with every recipe will also aid success. Recipes cover all meal categories, and each is related to a villainous Disney character. However, these villains are healthy eaters. Recipes call for kale, whole grains, fresh veggies, and fruits. Budding chefs have the opportunity to experiment with flavors and learn new techniques. For recipes requiring more skill, step-by-step pictorial instructions are included. Not every recipe is intense, as several use pre-made pizza crust, purchased sugar cookie dough, and the ice cream is no-churn. For those with dietary needs, there is a list of recipe titles with notations as to whether they are gluten or dairy free, vegetarian, or vegan. VERDICT A must-purchase for collections serving Disney fans.- SLJ (May 1, 2023)