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Pirate Cookbook
by Mary Ling
Order:  USA  Can
DK Publishing, 2007 (2007)
* *   Reviewed by Kerrily Sapet

Pirate Potato Boats, Cut-Throat Kebabs, and Shipmates' Snacks fill the pages of The Pirate Cookbook from Dorling Kindersley. Geared toward children (and fun-loving adults) this new and creative cookbook offers pirate fans a chance to sample ocean-themed treats. Ten different child-friendly recipes give young cooks a taste of everything from snacks to appetizers to desserts. Each recipe serves a crew of four.

The cookbook starts with two basic sections called Galley Rules and Cooks' Tools and Techniques. Children learn to follow the rules of the galley - whether it's getting an adult to help them when the recipe page shows a Jolly Roger flag or wiping up spills to keep the decks clear. Beginning cooks are offered illustrations by a small pirate, who shows techniques such as blending, grating, whisking, and skewering.

Recipes begin with fun phrases such as, 'Jangling jellyfish! These'll warm your cockles,' and 'For shipwrecked sailors with a sweet tooth.' Pirate words, along with simple directions and illustrations, are sure to please the young mateys. Recipe ingredients range from primarily healthy nautical nibbles to treasure troves such as chocolate, candy, and graham crackers.

The Pirate Cookbook is a fun introduction to the world of cooking. It promises pirate-lovers of all ages a whale of a good time. Families will enjoy testing and tasty these yummy sea-faring snacks.

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