The Complete Cookbook for Young Scientists: Good Science Makes Great Food: 70+ Recipes, Experiments, & Activities (Young Chefs Series)

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This book has lots of experiments that will teach you about how foods work. It’s very intriguing. One is about how apples respond to different substances, like apparently honey will keep your apples fresher than lime juice! It has step-by-step instructions that are very easy to follow, with lots of pictures.

Basically, every few pages there is an experiment that answers a question about food, for example, why do onions make you cry? It gives you some information about the subject, you can do an experiment, and then it explains why that experiment worked. Then, you get several recipes about that topic. My favorite recipe is where you can make little orbs out of juices. That whole topic was about gelatin, and also had a recipe for making a mirror glaze for cakes.

This book would be used by older elementary school children and above, although you probably want some parental help. The experiments are pretty easy overall, but children may need help with putting things in the oven or getting the ingredients. I like this book a lot; it is really fun and answers a lot of questions. I would definitely recommend this book.

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Author America's Test Kitchen Kids
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 240 pages
Publisher America's Test Kitchen Kids
Publish Date 28-Sep-2021
ISBN 9781948703666
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Issue February 2022
Category Cooking, Food & Wine