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Cool cooking up chili : beyond the basics for kids who cook
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Host a chili party! -- What's the big idea? -- First things first -- Key symbols -- Uniquely cool -- Homemade chili seasoning -- The best black bean chili -- Hardy chili con carne -- Chow down chicken chili -- Buttermilk corn bread muffins -- Saucy coleslaw two ways -- Kickin' chile brownies -- Even hotter hot fudge -- Watermelon agua fresca.
Reading Level:
720 L Lexile
Making chili and sides with unique recipes.


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Book J 641.8236 WAG 1 1

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Get cooking with an up-and-coming chef today! Check out the recipes of Cool Cooking Up Chili. It gives young readers fun new recipes and ideas to explore. This book has kid-tested recipes and includes lots of tips and tricks that make it easy to become an experienced kid cook. With photos of basic techniques, tools, and ingredients, this book will appeal to new cooks too. By cooking these best-ever dishes for family and friends, young chefs will learn to host an awesome chili celebration, fix up a tasty black bean chili, make some saucy coleslaw sides, pack a punch of flavor in kickin' chile brownies and more. Then check out the other recipes in the Cool Young Chefs series. Check out the other recipes in the Cool Young Chefs series. Go beyond the basics! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-What's a game day party without hot dogs two ways? Wouldn't you like a recipe for an impressive make-ahead brunch casserole that feeds a crowd? The recipes in these books (nine per volume) hit the sweet spot between basic but bland and impressive but intimidating. Harmonious design with a retro country look (kraft paper and faux hand-drawn block letters) keeps this series looking gender-neutral. Pictures of diverse children and families appear in the front matter, where readers learn about planning, organization, and presentation, but only hands appear in the two or three process photos that accompany the recipes. An unusually good cookbook series for kids who already know the difference between simmer and boil. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

Each volume emphasizes characteristics of being a good cook (efficiency, creativity, organization, etc.); introduces a cooking technique and safety guidelines; and includes nine not-too-difficult, kid-appealing recipes--caramelized onion dip, black bean chili, breakfast bakes, kebabs, and more--with variations. Clear step-by-step directions include helpful color photos. There is some boilerplate repetition across the useful, accessible series. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Checkerboard How-to-Library: Cool Young Chefs titles: Cool Backyard Grilling, Cool Best-Ever Brunches, Cool Cooking Up Chili, and Cool Game Day Parties.] (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Host a Chili Party!p. 4
What's the Big Idea?p. 6
First Things Firstp. 8
Key Symbolsp. 9
Uniquely Coolp. 10
Homemade Chili Seasoningp. 12
The Best Black Bean Chilip. 14
Hardy Chili con Carnep. 16
Chow Down Chicken Chilip. 18
Buttermilk Corn Bread Muffinsp. 20
Saucy Coleslaw Two Waysp. 22
Kickin' Chile Browniesp. 24
Even Hotter Hot Fudgep. 26
Watermelon Agua Frescap. 28
Glossaryp. 30
Web Sitesp. 31
Indexp. 32