Maryville, MO (PRWEB) March 8, 2010
Inspired by unique food and traditions of different regions of our country, cookbook author Amy Houts introduces children to new tastes and different cultures through her new book, Cooking Around the Country With Kids: USA Regional Recipes and Fun Activities. The books helps children connect to, and celebrate, our country’s cultural diversity and regional food to its history.
The cookbook is arranged into different regions of the country. Its chapters include: Cooking in New England, the Mid-Atlantic States, Appalachian Highlands, Southeast, Great Lakes, Heartland, Southwest, Mountain region, Pacific Coastal region, and Hawaii.
Each region starts out with kid-friendly food-related activities and includes a short geographical description of the land, the types of food produced in that locale, and recipes typical of that region. It is filled with nearly 200 recipes kids can easily make with the help of a caring adult. Brief facts of American culinary history are included.
Along with foods such as Wild Rice and Cheese Soup from the Great Lakes region, Tamale Pie from the Southwest, and Best Salmon Bake from the Pacific coast region, each of the recipes gives clear and easy directions on what the child can do and the jobs more appropriate for adults. The recipes are composed of real ingredients rather than mixes. Introductory pages teach about nutrition, safety tips, cooking terms, working together, and “going green” by conserving water, energy, and paper products.
As Joanna Robinson, Ph.D. Editorial Manager, Learning Horizons states: “This USA-themed recipe book contains a generous helping of hearty recipes sprinkled with historical facts, tasty learning activities, vivid geographic descriptions, and a hint of patriotism.”
Author Amy Houts has written over three dozen children’s books, including Dora the Explorer books. She has written a companion award-winning cookbook, Cooking Around the Calendar With Kids: Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun. Houts now lives in Missouri, although she grew up in New York and has called many states “home”.
For a Free Recipe Sampler from Amy Houts’ new book, Cooking Around the Country With Kids: USA Regional Recipes and Fun Activities, go to http://www.snaptailbooks.com. Review and promotion copies available.
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