These days, when people are particularly concerned about the provenance of their food and making their weekly budget go further, vegetable patches and allotments have become de rigueur. There's never been a better time to teach kids about the benefits of growing their own fruit and veg, and how to cook them. "Grow It, Cook It with Kids" is a beautifully photographed guide aimed at getting primary school-aged children into the garden, sowing seeds, looking after their plants, and showing them how and when to harvest their produce. There is no prouder moment for a child than when they can pick the pea pods they have lovingly grown, learn how to shell them and serve the little peas at dinner time. The book shows how to sow, grow, look after, harvest, prepare and cook a number of child-friendly fruit and veg, including herbs, carrots, tomatoes, beans, and raspberries. The book also includes basic gardening and cooking techniques.
Amanda Grant is a broadcaster, food writer and mother of three young children. She has written several books including Healthy Lunchboxes for Kids for Ryland Peters & Small. She writes the Junior food pages for delicious magazine. Amanda is heavily involved in the first dedicated Children's Food Festival and travels the UK teaching children about good food and nutrition. Her television credits include GMTV's 'Back to School Campaign'.