Waffles + Mochi: Get Cooking!: Learn to Cook Tomato Candy Pasta, Gratitouille, and Other Tasty Recipes (Hardcover)
Explore the globe with Waffles + Mochi and learn about the stories behind the food we eat in this accessible, child-friendly cookbook, based on the Netflix children's show from Higher Ground, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company in partnership with Netflix. Join Waffles and Mochi for recipes and cooking adventures that take you around the world--from Delicioso Stew inspired by Peru to a Pani Puri Party in California to making Hands-on Onigiri in Japan. These best friends discover how chefs mix fresh ingredients to create delicious dishes that make our taste buds happy. Each chapter begins with a simple recipe to master--like creating magical salts to dust over your dishes, boiling eggs four ways, and baking a potato that's anything but ordinary. Then the recipes build from there. Before you know it, you'll be whipping up Tenacious Tomato Salad, Chicken Sancocho, Kimchi Grilled Cheese, and Cloud Meringues. Are you ready? 3 - 2 - Yum, BLAST OFF.
About the Author
Yewande Komolafe is a writer, recipe developer, and food stylist who has worked in a variety of roles in the culinary world, including restaurants, food media, and cookbook publishing. A cooking writer for the New York Times, she is the author of My Everyday Lagos Kitchen: Nigerian Cooking at Home and in the Diaspora.
Local Witch Agnes and her vegetable companions’ peaceful lives are thrown into unease when a vampire moves in nearby! And only one vegetable can face him: poor anxiety-ridden Garlic! Garlic is tasked with confronting this vampire in order to help her friends, and her journey becomes one of finding her courage and discovering that people we don't know are not always as terrifying as our anxiety tells us. Absurdly cute and weirdly wonderful, with exemplary autumn vibes, this magical Witchy story is an all-ages, heart-filled adventure to sink your teeth into, with each character vibrant and completely lovable. I've never identified with vegetables so much in my life!
(Graphic Novel, Ages 8+) - reviewed by Isabel