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The Kew Gardens Children's Cookbook


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Table of Contents

  • 1: Introduction:
  • 2: What parts of the plant do we eat:
  • 3: The miracle of a seed:
  • 4: How do plants reproduce:
  • 5: What plants need to help them grow:
  • 6: Soil and compost:
  • 7: What is garden compost:
  • 8: Tools and equipment:
  • 9: Preparing your vegetable patch:
  • 10: Sowing seeds indoors:
  • 11: How to sow into pots:
  • 12: Sowing and planting outside:
  • 13: Everyday gardening tasks:
  • 14: Wildlife in the garden:
  • 15: Garden pests:
  • 16: Healthy eating:
  • 17: Get ready to cook:
  • 18: Growing carrots:
  • 19: Carrot colcannon:
  • 20: Growing cavolo nero:
  • 21: Cavolo nero pesto pasta:
  • 22: Growing peas:
  • 23: Pea gnocchi:
  • 24: Growing lettuce:
  • 25: Lettuce scoops:
  • 26: Growing onions:
  • 27: Onion soup:
  • 28: Growing runner beans:
  • 29: Runner bean and bacon spaghetti:
  • 30: Growing borlotti beans:
  • 31: Borlotti bean burgers:
  • 32: Growing tomatoes:
  • 33: Tomato, feta and basil tart:
  • 34: Growing potatoes:
  • 35: Potato cakes:
  • 36: Growing spinach:
  • 37: Spinach omelette:
  • 38: Growing garlic:
  • 39: Garlic dip with crudites:
  • 40: Growing courgettes:
  • 41: Courgette and polenta chips:
  • 42: Growing chard:
  • 43: Chard noodle stir fry:
  • 44: Growing aubergines:
  • 45: Roast aubergine rounds with tomato topping:
  • 46: Growing beetroot:
  • 47: Beetroot chocolate loaf:
  • 48: Growing chillies:
  • 49: Chilli hot chocolate:
  • 50: Further information:
  • 51: Glossary:
  • 52: Index:
  • 53: Conversions and abbreviations:

About the Author

Caroline Craig (Author) Caroline Craig is a food writer from London. She is the co-author with Sophie Missing of The Little Book of Lunch and The Cornershop Cookbook and a columnist for Guardian Cook.Joe Archer (Author) Joe Archer works at Kew Gardens as Head Horticulturalist in the kitchen garden. He appeared in the 'Kew on a Plate' television programme with Raymond Blanc.


It's a lovely book: a beautifully-presented hardback which will stand a lot of use and there's even a useful glossary and efficient index. -- Sue Magee * The Bookbag *
For inspiration in the garden and the kitchen ... a how-to guide to growing and eating your own fruit and vegetables * Daily Express *
A brilliant, brilliant cookbook full of imagination and packed with delicious info on both the growing and the cooking side of things. What better way to stimulate an interest in food than to really follow the whole process from start to finish. Utterly rewarding, and completely engaging! -- Phil May * Read it Daddy *
...'The Kew Gardens Children's Cookbook' caught our Editors attention with its colourful cover and promise of easy step-by-step gardening advice for kids-and they weren't disappointed! [...] Expect scrumptious and fresh recipe ideas such as runner bean and bacon spaghetti or borlotti bean burgers (not to mention a whole section on health and nutrition). -- Elizabeth Ryan * Wayfair *
Wonderfully illustrated and complemented by panels on minibeasts and other garden creatures, it shows how nature works to help plants grow. The growing guide also includes advice on cooking tools and utensils and healthy and balanced diets. From plot to plate, what's not to like about that? * Welsh Border Life *
Young readers stand to gain much more than recipe ideas from this kitchen-garden cookbook, which encourages even those whose garden might only be a window box to get planting, growing, cooking and eating their own food * Evening Echo (Cork) *
Colourful and beautifully illustrated, it is a great aid for fostering a love and understanding of fresh produce and an awareness of a healthy diet -- essentials in an age when fast food and child obesity are on the rise * The Lady *
This book is a fabulous, fun way to educate children and parents, dressing up important subjects and issues in an easy to absorb way ... A must-have on any bookshelf * Wealden Times *
This book is beautiful ... the description of when to grow each vegetable with step by step instructions is perfect for sharing with children ... The recipes are different from your average children's cookbook ... In a time when some children do not really know where their food comes from, this is perfect for the classroom ... With its beautiful front cover and informative introduction it is a lovely book for children to help develop a love of growing and eating fresh vegetables * School Librarian *
A wonderful addition to any foodie household! * Inis *
If your small child is even vaguely interested in helping you in the garden, or on the allotment, then I'd urge you to get him/her this great book... -- Judy Bown * Dig my Veg *

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