Gold, Rosanne. Eat Fresh Food: Awesome recipes for Teen Chefs.
Bloomsbury see St. Martins 2009 160p 17.99 978-1-59990-445-0 ms/hs
A food writer and winner of three James Beard awards has teamed with a nutritionist and several teen sous-chefs to present a fun and healthy book of recipes that teens will want to cook. The bright luscious photographs of the food and the teens preparing and eating it will make you want to head for the kitchen. Rozanne Gold, food writer and winner of three James Beard awards for her other cookbooks has teamed with a nutritionist and several teen sous-chefs to present a fun and healthy book of recipes that teens will want to cook.
The author states that the letters in “fresh” stand for farmer-friendly, ripe-ready, easy-exciting, sustainable and honest-healthy. Readers are encouraged to be a locavore and visit farmers within fifty miles of home for their ingredients when possible. Organic foods are explained, notes are provided on pantry staples, equipment, and safety.
The recipes are divided into seven chapters according to the meal or type of food. The bright luscious photographs of the food and the teens preparing and eating the food are the stars of the book. Recipes range from Asian summer rolls to whole wheat bread. The recipe for mac and cheese contains cauliflower and the sauce is made bright and rich with a red bell pepper and garlic puree. Four of the desserts require an ice cream maker.
A section of menus for using the recipes for special occasions and an index complete the book. Margaret Tatro