As the owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, CA, Chef Alice Waters believes strongly in teaching children where food really comes from. Not just from the market but from farms and people who care about the earth. Through Fanny at Chez Panisse - A Child's Restaurant Adventure with 46 recipes, Waters, her 7-year old daughter, Fanny, and her eclectic group of friends that run Chez Panisse take the reader behind-the-scenes giving a glorious glimpse of the inner workings of a quirky, wonderful restaurant and the people who run it.
There is Bumps, a family friend who lives on a boat and makes special bread, Carrie, the florist who supplies Chez Panisse with its bouquets and Jean, a customer who prefers to eat in the kitchen rather than the restaurant because "That's where the food and my favorite people are." In Fanny at Chez Panisse - A Child's Restaurant Adventure with 46 recipes, Waters opens up the magic world of cooking to children through the eyes and words of seven-year-old Fanny, the path food travels from the garden to the kitchen to the table.
Beautifully illustrated by Ann Arnold (see About the Illustrator below), Fanny at Chez Panisse - A Child's Restaurant Adventure with 46 recipes is a delightful beginners cookbook with 46 recipes that will tempt children into the desire to cook and eat with whole hearts, alert minds and all the senses.
From banana milkshakes and green apple sherbet to cherry tomato pasta and black beans and sour cream, as well as spaghetti and meatballs, french fries and pizza, there is something here for every child to prepare and enjoy.
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