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"Consider, young Jedi: Why bake a plain old cookie when you can bake a super-Chewie Wookiee Cookie?" So begins the delightful Star Wars Cookbook. Aimed at young cooks, but fun for all ages, the cookbook provides recipes for treats such as Princess Leia Danish Dos, Twin Sun Toast, Tusken Raider Taters, Sandtrooper Sandies, and the Amazon.com house favorite, Boba Fett-uccine. (What better way to get young Jedi knights to eat their broccoli?) Author Robin Davis's directions are extremely thorough and safety oriented (as she notes, "the calm and perceptive mind of a Jedi warrior will enable you to prevent most mishaps in the kitchen"), and perfect for kids who are new to cooking. The spiral-bound pages are lightly plasticoated, so if you spill some milk while concocting C-3PO Pancakes, it's easily wiped off. The highlights of the book are Frankie Frankeny's terrific photographs of Star Wars action figures posing with the food--R2-D2 encounters giant frozen R2-D2 Treats that look remarkably similar to him, while Darth Vader raises his fist at Bossk the bounty hunter atop a wall of Bossk Brownies as Darth's henchmen look on. And who could resist a shot of Jabba Jiggle? There's Jabba the Hutt positioned on a pile of oozing lime Jell-O®. Whether you're a Star Wars fan or just looking for a way to get the kids to feel the Force in the kitchen, The Star Wars Cookbook is great fun, and tasty, too! --Rebecca A. Staffel
Grade 3-5-Twenty-nine recipes, divided by subject, include "Tusken Raider Taters," "Yoda Soda," "C-3PO Pancakes," and so on. Really, they are ordinary, basic recipes, clearly written, and easy to make. Much prepared food is called for, from refrigerator pizza dough to Kit Kat candy bars. The illustrations are a surrealistic combination of food and Star Wars figures that are the same size as or smaller than the featured dish. The spiral binding enables the book to lay flat, the pages are plastic coated, and there are stickers in the back. Some adults may be annoyed by the coyly clever tone, but most kids will like it because it's Star Wars.
Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland,
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I thought this book held only cookie recipes, but it is designed to provide kids with meals from breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks. Read morePublished 20 months ago by K D
my 6 year old is interested in cooking now! and that can't be a bad thing. There is a variety of drinks,desserts and entrees. NicePublished 23 months ago by Emma Coles
Have a little fun with your cooking. This cookbook is a Star Wars fan dream come true. I'd buy them for all my friendsPublished 23 months ago by Magnus
Imade quite a few of the recipes over Christmas and they were big hit with Star Wars fans young and oldPublished on Jan. 18 2013 by NICOLE H COOPER
It was smaller than I expected so I think a little overpriced but it's cute. The recipes are all easy to make and the photos inside are funnyPublished on Dec 26 2012 by C
really great book. lots of fun recipes to try and my sister (9) who is a star wars fan loves this book and so far has had fun reading the names of the recipes as well. Read morePublished on June 3 2012 by JP
This exceptionally well constructed "homage" cookbook features beautiful illustrations, hilarious recipe names, and good basic recipes that are fun for padawons and Jedi masters... Read morePublished on May 1 2011 by Carol Friesen