Lidia's Family Kitchen
Nonna's Birthday Surprise
RenÃ©Graef's warm, heartfelt illustrations capture Lidia Bastianich's love for her family and the food that they share. Included are eighteen recipes that emphasize the ingredients abundant during each season and the use of leftover ingredients, while "Kids Can" suggestions note ways that kids can participate in the making of the meals.
Whether you are looking for an intergenerational family story or are a fan of America's favorite Italian chef, Nonna's Birthday Surprise delivers a savory treat.
Praise For Lidia's Family Kitchen: Nonna's Birthday Surprise…
"As warm and homey as a Sicilian country kitchen, this latest foray . . . should appeal across generations."The New York Times
"[Lidia's] exhortations about seasonal, fresh and healthful eating and her celebration of the sensuous joys of touching, tasting and experiencing food are evocative and winning. The 18 recipes at the back are excellent.'Kirkus Reviews
"[S]oft, cheery scenes of intergenerational interaction, highlighting the idea that children can play active roles in family meals."Publishers Weekly
"It's a recipe of roles that makes for a delightful little story."Chicago Tribune
"The book contains adorable illustrations by Renée Graef and eighteen recipes, which emphasize fresh seasonal ingredients."Relish.com
Running Press Kids, 9780762446551, 60pp.
Publication Date: March 26, 2013
About the Author
RenÃ©Graef has illustrated over seventy books for children, including the Kirsten series in the American Girl collection and many of the My First Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. She has also illustrated classics such as The Nutcracker and My Favorite Things, as well as books on American icons Mount Rushmore and Paul Bunyan. She lives in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, with her family, and you can visit her online at graefillustration.com.