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I love looking at fun cookbooks! A Pirate Cookbook looked interesting, so I checked it out from the library.
This book contains several pirate-themed recipes that are perfect for kids to make.
When this book says that it is meant for kids, they are not kidding. Do not think of this as a book that you are going to pick up and plan a pirate-themed menu from. No, no, no. This is a book that you would give your early elementary-aged child so that they can make pirate-themed recipes.
The recipes are very simple and use basic ingredients and techniques. Also, their classification as pirate-themed is questionable. I don’t think young kids will care too much about it, though. They’ll probably just be happy to have a cookbook at their level with a fun theme.
The beginning of the book features a conversion chart, and a section on tools and techniques. I would be comfortable giving this book to my seven-year-old and letting her tackle a recipe on her own (with mom standing by, just in case). The instructions are quite straightforward.
I recommend Pirate Cookbook to children in early elementary school or kids who are just starting to learn how to cook. With a little practice they will quickly outpace this book, but this is a fun way to get started in the kitchen.
Gangplank Dippers, Chocolate Gunpowder, Scurvy Soup, Peg-Leg Pickles, Blackbeard’s Breakfast, Sea Swords, and Parrot Punch
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
Until next time…