Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Noodle Kids

Monday, February 9, 2015

Book Review - Noodle Kids

Noodle Kids

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About the Book
Very few foods are more loved by kids thannoodles. A staple in nearly every kitchen noodlescome in all shapes and sizes, all flavors and textures. It’s not hard to figure out why kids love them so much–more than just a delicious meal,noodles are fun!

Now parents can get their kids in the kitchen and teach them the fundamentals of cooking withNOODLE KIDS [Quarry Books, January 2015, $24.99 US / $27.99 CAN] by Chef Jonathon Sawyer. Packed with recipes, tips, suggestions, and inspiration to introduce children to, and get them involved in, making different kinds of noodlesfrom all over the world, this book is a parent’s one-stop guide to introducing kids to cooking. Inside readers will find recipes such as:
  • Roasted Chicken Ramen
  • Lulu's Not-Linguine and Clams
  • Classic Potato Gnocchi with Catcher's Italian Meat Sauce
  • Macaroni Casserole (AKA Cheesy Broccoli and Macaroni Bake-up)
  • Ginger Pork Potstickers
  • Wedding Soup (AKA Meatballs and Spinach)
  • Crunchy Ramen and Apple Salad

The recipes are simple to prepare and the perfect primer for getting young ones to fall in love with cooking. The tips provided will help readers choose the perfect topping and even help them set up their very own noodle bar dinner party!

Whether whipping up Japanese ramen noodles or Italian spaghetti NOODLE KIDS offers a global journey through fun recipes and an invaluable learning opportunity for tomorrow’s great cooks.

About the Author
Chef Jonathon Sawyer is proudly from Cleveland Ohio, where he owns & operates his flagship restaurant The Greenhouse Tavern, as well as Noodlecat, Tavern Vinegar Co, Sawyer's Street Frites & SeeSaw Pretzel Shoppe. In 2010 he was honored as one of Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chefs. He has made national television appearances on cooking shows including Iron Chef America, Dinner: Impossible, Unique Eats,and The Best Thing I Ever Ate. In 2013, Chef Sawyer was a finalist for the James Beard Awards, Best Chef: Great Lakes. When Jonathon is not in the kitchen he is surrounded by his family including his wife Amelia, son Catcher, daughter Louisiana, dogs Potato and Vito, and chickens Acorn, Bunny, Ginger, Trout, Bear, and Squid. He can often be found in the cellar of his century home where he ferments beer & wine vinegars for the restaurants. Jonathon is a tireless supporter of the green movement, local agriculture, and sustainable businesses both in Northeast Ohio and around the country.

My Take on the Book
Children love noodles of all kinds. It does not matter what shape they are, what they are made of, if they are stuffed or in a soup, or are covered with a simple sauce. 

The author gives the reader so much information about noodles all over the world. He tells us all the different ingredients that can be used to make noodles and includes photographs to help the reader. Jonathon includes directions for making your own ravioli, spaghetti, stuffing cannelloni, making pierogi and lasagna, soups and more. 

The photographs of each entry are so helpful. The recipes are written well and the step by step directions are easy to follow. He included step by step photographs for making certain noodles too which is extremely helpful to the cook.

My girls love to cook and I see this book as providing the information needed for us to make noodles on our own. If children become involved in the preparation of their food, they are more likely to try new tastes. 

The book is definitely user friendly and I think you and your child will have fun preparing the recipes and eating them

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