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Start with a basic collection of clever cooks, such as Betta, a rich merchant's daughter who creates her true love out of marzipan. Or Grethel, who eats up her employer’s chicken but neatly avoids punishment. Stir in a few recipes—quick butter cookies, hearty soup, molasses milk shakes. Sprinkle in some riddles and a charm or two, and you end up with a most delightful concStart with a basic collection of clever cooks, such as Betta, a rich merchant's daughter who creates her true love out of marzipan. Or Grethel, who eats up her employer’s chicken but neatly avoids punishment. Stir in a few recipes—quick butter cookies, hearty soup, molasses milk shakes. Sprinkle in some riddles and a charm or two, and you end up with a most delightful concoction.This is precisely what Ellin Greene has done in this charming anthology. She has put together a dozen stories involving clever cooks who outwit fairies, giants, kings and just ordinary people. Interspersed among the stories are charms, riddles and recipes that augment the stories and tickle the imagination.Mrs. Greene has woven a wide variety of material into a cohesive whole that is laced throughout with warmth and humor....

Title : Clever Cooks: A Ready-Mix of Stories, Recipes & Riddles
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ISBN : 9780590023528
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 122 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Clever Cooks: A Ready-Mix of Stories, Recipes & Riddles Reviews

  • Marsha
    2018-12-10 17:36

    Part cookbook, part fairy tale retellings, “Clever Cooks” is a winsome treat for people who like to cook and for their children. What better way to keep children engaged in reading than to wed the printed word to a household craft that requires a child to stand and work by the storyteller’s side? The recipes are easy and apropos to the stories that precede them and the tales are just unfamiliar enough to entertain people who might not have heard them in the past. The illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman are realistic with just enough detail in light shading and expressive features. Whether showing grotesque oni or gross-featured giant or delicate flying fairies, her talent is undeniable and an apt accompaniment to the stories that range from Ireland to Japan.