Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking by Sarah EltonStarting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking by Sarah Elton

Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking

bySarah Elton

Hardcover | September 29, 2016

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Starting from Scratch is a manifesto on food that will help kids relate to what they eat, whether on special occasions or every day, inspiring both budding chefs and budding food lovers in the process. Beginning with an exploration of taste and the way it works, author and food activist Sarah Elton explains how ingredients have been on the move for centuries, resulting in the unique and fusion flavors we love today. She breaks down the science of food and cooking into bite-sized and easily digestible pieces of information that cover everything from the chemistry of heat versus cold, fat versus acid, and salt versus sweet.

Both practical and philosophical in its approach, Starting from Scratch demystifies food and cooking by boiling it down to the basics. Kids will be able to make sense of recipes, measure and substitute ingredients, and stock a pantry, but they’ll also discover that food is more than just a prepackaged meal. Using simple and universal examples, like how an onion is transformed when it’s boiled versus charred, caramelized versus fried, Starting from Scratch will inspire kids to eat better, try new flavors, and understand what’s on their plate.

Even readers who decide the kitchen isn’t for them will leave with an improved sense of where food comes from and be able to join in on a conversation that continues from snack time to dinnertime.
SARAH ELTON is an award-winning author and journalist who specializes in writing about food. Her book for children, Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking, was published in 2014 to wide acclaim. Her bestselling books for adults include Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet and Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to...
Title:Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and CookingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 9.78 × 7.83 × 0.49 inPublished:September 29, 2016Publisher:Owlkids Books Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1926973968

ISBN - 13:9781926973968


Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing A wonderful book, my son is in love with his book!
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starting from Scratch Amazing resource for little cooks!
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book It is a perfect book for reading lovers who yet to learn about healthy eating and cooking. Great illustrations, compact pieces of information and well structured approach. It is not a recipe book, it explains why in general we need to eat healthy and how ready food appear on our tables.
Date published: 2017-06-29

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"Will inspire your students to eat better, try new flavours, and understand what is on their plate." - Resource Links - 20141201