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Mimi's Adventures in Baking is the first storybook cookbook that creates a fun and interactive way of learning how to bake. Follow Mimi as she learns to measure, mix and bake her way to her very first batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies. Learning how to bake can be easy and fun with Mimi!
Navigating your way through a kitchen full of tools, ingredients and of course safety measures are brought to life in this storybook cookbook. No more flipping through endless recipes and boring procedures. Mimi makes baking fun for the whole family. Let your child take control and become the chef they always wanted to be!
When I saw the title of this book, I knew I had to read it. Growing up, my home was always filled with the aroma of cooking. Especially, yummy, sweet things. I remember that I was always around to taste whatever sweet treat my mother was cooking up. However, the baking talent really didn’t spread to me, but to my daughter. She and Nanie find every opportunity to get my cook together, and boy does she love it! She will be my baker one day. So I could truly relate to the relationship in the characters of Mimi and Nonnie. Mimi knows all the rules of the kitchen. Wash your hands, knives are sharp, ovens are hot, etc. etc. Those were the terms that every little baker had to know to ensure their safety.
Nonnie takes Mimi through all the steps of making wonderful chocolate chip cookies. While reading the book, I kept saying to myself, I will try these. I can make them too, just like Mimi and Nonnie. In the end, Ms. Gangeri makes it super easy for her readers by providing a great recipe on the very last page. The illustrations of the picture book are crystal clear and just right for this book. In the end, we find out how important time spent with others and doing things we love is so valuable and enables us to have lasting memories.
Chef Alyssa has been baking since she was a little girl in her grandmother’s kitchen. Since graduating from the Culinary Institute of America she has worked for famous chefs and elite companies such as the Ritz Carlton, Tom Colicchio, Norman Van Aken and Gray Kunz. She currently is the Executive Chef at Riverwalk Bar and Grill on the Historic nook of New York City, Roosevelt Island. She also has a boutique custom cake company called AllyCakesNYC where she creates cakes to appease the imagination. Through her journey of baking she developed Mimi, her very own miniature version of herself.
As a child she loved baking and everything that came with it. As an adult and food lover she realized there was something missing when she frequented bookstores. A interactive children’s cookbook. And we are not talking about a boring old cookbook for kids with lots and lots of recipes, and some pictures. Children these days have just as much interest in the kitchen as there parents do, but the ordinary cookbook is just not going to cut it. She created Mimi’s Adventures in Baking to give children and adults a way to get into the kitchen and allow the child to become the chef and the adult the assistant. With each book has one recipe and an interactive storyline the child can read, and at the end go into the kitchen and do what Mimi did! And for the “non-baking” parent, these elite pastry chef recipes are tested and ready for even the most inexperienced baker! Impress other moms with Mimi’s creations!
Mimi’s Adventures in Baking will also teach children how to measure, mix and bake their way through the kitchen while also giving safety tips along the way. No more boring cookbooks! Now there is a fun, exciting and educational way to learn how to bake!
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