Monday, 3 October 2011

Giveaway: Kids Cook the World

The other day, ok, it may have been the other month, I was delighted to be asked to review "Kids Cook the World" - a cook book for kids, with recipes from across the world. I was delighted because I'm always on the lookout for a few additions to my limited list of recipes (I'm not very creative when it comes to cooking) and while I have enough cook books that are sitting unused in my cupboard, this one is a bit different.

For one, the recipes are simple so that kids can cook. That's a nice thought, even nicer because it also makes it easier for me (I don't have much patience for overly complicated recipes with ingredients lists the length of a page). Lots of pictures make the book attractive and easy to follow.

With each recipe comes some information on the country it comes from - not too much, just enough to be an introduction and to captivate a child's imagination.
The cook book is published by Solidarity Sports and raises money for their community work in projects that give young people living in disadvantaged communities in London key life skills. It's a great and positive way to raise funds for this work. The countries where the recipes come from reflect the countries the young people involved in Solidarity Sports come from, and the book encourages curiosity for these countries among the children using the book.

If there's one thing I don't like so much it's the format - A4 is a bit big for my small kitchen, and I generally prefer spiral bound cook books because they just work better in the kitchen. But other than that, it's a colourful celebration of cultures and food and will encourage healthy and varied eating habits.

Kids Cook the World (£9.99) is just published by New Internationalist and Solidarity Sports. Order online at You can also buy it through the Amnesty International online shop.

And to celebrate the launch, I have a copy available for one lucky reader! Simply leave a comment to enter and tweet this post for an additional entry (please include @cartside so I can keep track). And for another chance to win a copy, why not head over to my other blog, Nature Kids where I'll be giving away a second copy on Sunday. Competition is open to UK residents only and will close on Sunday at midnight. Good luck!


bluedaisyglass said...

I love the look of this book. Anything that will make my children a bit more world wise.

BNM said...

What a fab book. My girls love eating different foods and last week we even ventured down the curry path (it was very mild!)
Would love something to be able to get them involved more


Jen Law said...

I once had a recipe book from amnesty that had street food recipes from around the world. I loved it but it seems to have gotten lost in a move to here or there. With a 7 year old who likes to give me a hand cooking (mostly because that way she gets to snack on the veg as I chop it) this would be great.

A giveaway has it seems been the motivation I needed to comment, I came across your blog through the bilingual carnival. I'm from Glasgow originaly but now live in Finland with my Hungarian husband. It's nice to "meet" you.

angelsandurchinsblog said...

Great sounding book. Love that the children can do so much of it themselves, and hopefully get more adventurous with their eating habits in the process.

softkiss51 said...

This looks like abrilliant book, I'd love to be able to cook recipes like these with my son, there is such a fantastic variety from all over the world, a great way to get children to be more interested in trying different cuisines!

Anonymous said...

Ah this is a great little addition to my cookbook collection especially as it's for the kids - who are definitely a lot more motivated to eat healthy food once they are involved in the actual process of cooking! My 8yr old especially loves reading through the interesting facts on each country.

It's a great book - well done solidarity sports!

cartside said...

And with a bit of delay I've drawn the winner and it's Angels and Urchins! Congratulations! And to the rest of you - just head over to to enter the competiton for another copy there (not entries yet, how can that be????)



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