About the author
Susan Akass is the editor of My First Craft Book, My First Sewing Book, and My First Origami Book, as well as the author of many popular reading scheme books and children’s picture books. Susan is also a full-time elementary school teacher. She is based in Bath, UK.
With 35 recipes that you’ll love to make and a helpful techniques section, this book will teach you all about cooking, from how to make sandwiches and party snacks, to making simple dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a range of lip-smacking desserts. Start out with Snacks and Light Meals, where you can make delicious pizza toasts or home-made buttermilk pancakes, as well as nutritious soups and salads. Then try one of the Proper Meals, such as the oven-baked herby burgers, a comforting pea and parmesan risotto, and even roast chicken, which will impress all your friends. Get your fruit fix with the peach and mascarpone dessert, or try the raspberry affogato in the Desserts chapter. There are even fun and quick ideas for Party Food, such as chocolate-dipped strawberries and giant cheese straws. Try new foods and make up your own exciting variations on the recipes—with such simple ideas, you can really get creative in the kitchen! Every recipe has step-by-step artworks to guide you, plus a skill level so you can start with quick and easy dishes and move on to more challenging things as you become more confident.