The Handstand Kids Italian Cookbook might be just the thing to get her off and sauteeing.
Author Yvette Garfield searched in vain for a kid-friendly cookbook during an international trip, before finally deciding to create this one. It comes packaged in a pizza box with a kid-sized chef’s hat which is a cool little bonus. But what’s really unique about it is the focus on language; the recipes incorporate English and Italian terms throughout, and includes a pictorial glossary in front so you won’t confuse your teglia with your tagliere.
I must admit, I wasn’t a fan of the actual "Handstand Kids"–cutesie cartoon characters that walk budding chefs through the recipes–but my daughter seemed to buy into the concept of cooking with friends so I can live with it. My daughter and I have already planned our first Italian Cookbook meal together, including the Leaning Tower of Eggplant, with homemade biscotti for dessert. As a side dish? Maccheroni e Formaggio. Of course. –Nancy