So my 9-year-old son brought this home from school, said one of his little girl friends lent it to him. Together, my 4, 9, and 11-year old sons and I looked through it. My husband and I are true blue foodies with a love of cooking and dining well, as nutritiously as possible. After wandering and reading this cookbook with my boys, they were tremendously excited to try some of the recipes.
The presentation style is clean and doesn't overburden pages with too much text. The photos are colorful and attractive, and the directions are simple with very few ingredients and very few steps. Just the explanation at the beginning for Red Pepper Hummus--"how to make your own roasted red bell peppers," was enlightening for me. The kids were excited to see that there were healthy recipes, but they were entranced with the dessert section, too, of course. Beautiful book. I am deeply considering purchasing it, in spite of a title that a mom of all-boys kind of feels sad about. This is a good book for everyone--not just girls or young women.