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Paula Deen's cookbook for the lunch-box set
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009.
Physical Description:
191 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Morning muffins -- The bake sale -- Pool party -- What's new for lunch -- A sleepover -- The family cooking night -- Christmas cooking party -- The family picnic menu -- Mother's Day and Father's Day.


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Book J 641.534 DEE 0 1
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Pool party, bake sale, lunch-box treat --
PAULA DEEN has a recipe for every
school occasion.

From the bestselling team that brought you Paula Deen's My First Cookbook comes a cookbook for the busiest families. When the school and work days end, what better way to connect with your family than by cooking in the kitchen? And when the school bake sale calls for volunteers or you need ideas for your sleepover party, Paula Deen's Cookbook for the Lunch-Box Set has the simplest, most delicious recipes for the fun activities that happen all school year long.

Author Notes

Paula H. Deen and her sons operate The Lady & Sons Restaurant, located in Savannah's historic district.

Paula Deen was born in Albany, Georgia on January 19, 1947. After moving to Savannah, she opened the Bag Lady catering company with her two sons. In 1996, she opened her own restaurant called The Lady and Sons. In 1999, USA Today named The Lady and Sons the International Meal of the Year. She eventually opened a second restaurant called Uncle Bubba's Oyster House with her brother. She is the author of numerous cookbooks including Paula Deen's Kitchen Wisdom and Recipe Journal; Christmas with Paula Deen; Paula Deen and Friends; The Lady and Sons Just Desserts; The Lady and Sons Too!; and The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook. Her memoir, Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cookin', was published in 2007. She had three shows on the Food Network: Paula's Home Cooking, Paula's Party, and Paula's Best Dishes. She won two daytime Emmy Awards for Paula's Home Cooking. In 2005, she appeared in the movie Elizabethtown and launched a lifestyle magazine called Cooking with Paula Deen.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-This colorful and slick offering is divided into nine chapters, most focusing on dishes for specific events like bake sales, family picnics, and sleepovers. Brief general cooking tips are also included, along with advice on manners relating to various foods (as Deen notes in a foreword, "In the South, manners have always been important.."). This old-fashioned tone prevails, and Deen's many fans will eat it up. Recipes range from easy (German Chocolate Pies involve no more than assembling ingredients in a prepared pie shell) to difficult (Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Icing involves carefully rolling a thin baked cake). Many of the savory dishes are hearty and rich, like the Bacon-Cheddar Meatloaf. This book excels at having wonderfully complete safety precautions. Each recipe is accompanied by a pictured list of ingredients and utensils needed, but nutritional information is not provided. The illustrations show a multicultural cast of characters, yet Deen suggests wearing Santa hats for a "holiday bake sale," with nary a mention of Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. So while this won't be for everyone, it will go over well in many communities, especially where the author's TV show is popular.-Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publisher's Weekly Review

Paula Deen's second cookbook for kids organizes recipes according to occasions that might occur during the school year (a sleepover, a Christmas party). In addition to the recipes, Dean offers suggestions ("[a bake sale] is a great way to raise quick cash for a good cause") and personal reflections ("Fondue parties were all the rage when I was much, much younger"), while sections on manners and cooking lessons include more tips. Clearly labeled ingredients and tools make the preparations comprehensible, and the illustrations of friends and family give the book an inviting feel. Ages 7-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved