Stir It Up! by Ramin GaneshramStir It Up! by Ramin Ganeshram

Stir It Up!

byRamin Ganeshram

Hardcover | August 1, 2011

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Spicy, sweet, and mixed with lots of foodie-love, here's a novel that's as delicious as it is satisfying.

Thirteen-year-old Anjali's life is rich with the smell of curry form her parents' roti shop, the clattering of the A train as it races through her Queens neighborhood, and an absolute passion for food. More than anything, Anjali wants to be a chef who competes on a kids' cooking reality TV show. But anjali is forced to keep her wish a secret from her family, who thinks Anjali's aspirations are beneath her. Thank goodness for Deema, Anjali's gradmother, whose insight and love can push past even the oldest family beliefs. Woven with recipes that cook up emotions, and actual culinary recipes that make food, this novel is as delicious as it is satisfying.

WARNING: Please read on a full stomach. This book will make you hungry for delicious and well-prepared West Indian treats!

Ramin Ganeshram has written for many publications, including the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, and Bon Appetit. She is the author of the cookbook Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago. Lights, Camera, Curry! marks her children's book debut. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, with her family.
Title:Stir It Up!Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8.56 × 5.74 × 0.7 inPublished:August 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545165822

ISBN - 13:9780545165822

Appropriate for ages: 10


Read from the Book

From Stir It Up!: A NovelTogetherness "Bread"(Recipe for a Sense of Belonging)Ingredients2 cups sharing1 cup love2 tablespoons essence of warmth, divided1 cup comfort, for seasoning1 cup confidence plus extra for kneading In a large bowl, sift together sharing and love. Add 1 tablespoon of the essence of warmth and mix well. Stir in the comfort until combined. Stir in the confidence slowly, mixing well until the mixture forms a stiff dough. Turn dough onto clean work surface, dusted with a little extra confidence and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, without any holes. The dough should be firm and unbreakable. Put dough back in the bowl and place in a warm, dry place to rise until double its size. Remove from bowl, knead again gently and bake until golden brown, firm, and delicious.Storage: Togetherness Bread can last indefinitely in the right environment.