Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the kitchen-Roald Dahl's recipes are back! Inspired by his most popular stories, these recipes use the most common ingredients to create the most uncommon treats. Not sure how to entertain the kiddies? Surprise them with tummyticklers like Pickled Spines of Porcupines and Hornets Stewed in Tar. There's no better way to liven up a party than to dine on Lizards' Tails and enjoy a delicious Liquid Chocolate Mixed by Waterfall. Like anything by Roald Dahl, it's sure to be extraordinarily funny!
illustrated by Quentin Blake
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Roald Dahl(1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian pa
Quentin Blakeis a well-known artist whose work has made him popular on both sides of the Atlantic. He has illustrated most of Roald Dahls childrens books as well as many others. He lives in London, where he teaches illustration at the Royal College of Art.
Gr. 4-6. A somewhat problematic companion volume to Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes (1994), this cookbook presents 31 recipes for foods and drinks mentioned in Dahl's books. Each selection begins with a quote and a list of equipment and supplies, followed by detailed instructions for making the treat. Adult assistance is suggested for deep-frying and sometimes for activities involving food processors and boiling syrup, but not for baking, frying, or using electric mixers. Safety issues aside, children young enough to enjoy Dahl's books will need help with most of the recipes here. As in the previous cookbook, the illustrations begin with photos of the finished food, to which Blake adds his amusing ink drawings, washed with gentle colors. Dishes featured include "Hornets Stewed in Tar" (seed brittle), "Devil's Drencher" (frozen fruit dessert/drink), and "Lizards' Tails" (raw shrimp chopped and blended with garlic, mint, and scallions, broiled, and served with a chili/mint dipping sauce). Although lively, this offering for "all ages" seems to lose sight of the skills of its likeliest audience. For larger collections. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 224047493