Thursday, 8 April 2010

Maw Broon's Cooking with Bairns

Do you like apple pie? If so, you won't be able to resist this one. It's not my usual subject matter, but it is children's literature of a very scrummy kind! From Books from Scotland: "This latest in the hugely popular series of cookbooks inspired by The Broons is aimed at helping children master basic cookery techniques while learning to make simple, healthy meals. Over 40 recipes prepared by leading chef, food writer, lecturer and critic Catherine Brown are brightly illustrated with step-by-step instructions. And of course there are notes in the margin from Horace Broon, jokes from the twins, and cuttings from The Broons comic strips." From the link above you can download a double-page spread for apple pie and read an interview with the authors. And in Maw Broon's own words "We think the maist important thing is no' tae gie up. Makin' a mistake may no' taste sae guid but it's ane o' the best ways tae learn. A' the best cooks mak' mistakes. Just hae another go!"

PS for those not familiar with The Sunday Post newspaper, The Broons has been a popular comic strip since 1936.

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