"An intelligent introduction to food and cooking meant for children 10 or older but useful for adult beginners as well."
- "The New York Times"
"How are we going to teach our kids to cook? Sarah Elton has taken a big step with "Starting from Scratch.""
- Michael Pollan, via Twitter
"Elton's insightful text is punctuated by Kulak's quirky, vintage art ... a sumptuous treat for any budding foodie to digest."
..".a book I'd heartily recommend for elementary and middle school classrooms and libraries. Elton doesn't just talk about cooking and baking; she talks about nutrition, science and ethics as well."
- Julie Danielson, "Kirkus Reviews"
"Starting from Scratch stands out because of its friendly, accessible approach to teaching kids about the importance of healthy eating and preparing your own food. ...Daring and picky eaters alike will feel encouraged to diversify their food choices by taking pride in their own cooking adventures."
- "Quill & Quire," STARRED REVIEW
"For those kids who love cooking and eating, this title should be required reading ... written in a clear and engaging style, this title has plenty of kid appeal."
- "School Library Journal"
"There's more than enough in this encouraging book to get aspiring chefs started and plenty for confirmed foodies who enjoy working in the kitchen."
- "School Library Journal" - Nonfiction Notes
"This abundantly illustrated book offers insight into areas that even adult cooks may take for granted. ...A fascinating look at food from a different angle."
- "School Library Journal" - Focus on Food & Cooking
"A well-organized, descriptive book about the science, history, and tools of cooking and food. ... This book will supplement the 641 section by adding a food science and history dimension that is rarely seen at the intermediate level."
- "Library Media Connection"
"A lively, colorful and matter-of-fact introduction to the culture of food ... what will make the volume of interest to young readers are the eye-catching art and the many fascinating tidbits of information."
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