From Plant to Plate

Turn Home-Grown Ingredients Into Healthy Meals!

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Pub Date May 21 2024 | Archive Date Not set
DK | DK Children

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Description

Grow mighty ingredients, then transform them into delicious, plant-powered feasts with this sustainable cookbook.

A visual feast for 7-9 year olds, From Plant to Plate is the perfect book to inspire kids to get growing, get cooking, and get plant-powered eating.

With more than 25 tasty recipe ideas from basil pesto pasta to squash muffins, you'll master a variety of plant-powered food that you'll love to cook and eat. You’ll be taught how seeds should be planted and learn how to find the best soil for your plants. Darryl Gadzekpo and Ella Phillips offer all the tips you need to transform seeds into mighty fruits, vegetables, and herbs. 

This cooking and gardening book for children offers: 

- 25 recipe ideas to create from homegrown produce, including chickpea hummus, tomato pizza, and garlicky bruschetta.
- 15 different types of plants and how to grow them at home, even for those without a garden.
- The full journey of their food, showing children the whole process from plant to cooking pot.
- Bold and vibrant colors alongside easy-to-follow steps and engaging text. 

Grab your shovel and plant for a recipe! Discover 15 incredible plants, including courgettes, raspberries, and basil, then find out what it takes to make them grow. But the fun doesn't end there! Remove those muddy boots, head to the kitchen, and learn how to prepare and cook your home-grown ingredients.
Grow mighty ingredients, then transform them into delicious, plant-powered feasts with this sustainable cookbook.

A visual feast for 7-9 year olds, From Plant to Plate is the perfect book to inspire...

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ISBN 9780744096996
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PAGES 96

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Don't let the fact that this is marketed as a children's book deter you from cracking the spine open on this little baby.
I LEARNED SO MUCH!
Some of my favorite sections to review were the digestion breakdown, vitamins & minerals, and the idea of the "earth engine"
How cleaver is the thought of an earth engine: power base that every plant needs to grow.

This book was so educational and beautiful illustrated. Food really is fuel and this was a beautiful way of learning all about the ins and outs of this garden space and world.

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Pjs, cuddling, and story-time before bed is a favorite at our house! The last couple weeks the kids had so much fun reading some new material I was given advanced copies of. It’s cute how now they ask what new books I have to read. As soon as I’m finished they will tell me what they loved about the book. My great little reviewers! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📚📖 @netgalley #netgalley

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"From Plant to Plate" offers a delightful journey into plant-powered cooking and gardening, appealing to those who are vegan, vegetarian, or looking to incorporate more plants into their diet. As a pescatarian family, we found the book inclusive and not preachy.

It's vibrantly illustrated and engaging for a broad range of children ages 5-12, and even lifelong gardeners can learn something new.

The book provides valuable information on safety, nutrition, horticulture, and problem-solving in gardening, with tried-and-true advice like 3 sisters planting. Although it initially generalizes plants as fruits and vegetables, I would have preferred a breakdown by plant type instead, based on how deep the book goes into detail on other subjects. However, the book compensates with detailed information on the health benefits of various plants, including herbs and edible flowers, alongside plenty of enticing recipes.

Thank you to DK Children and NetGalley for the advanced copy of this book.

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This book is full of so much great information for children and adults too! I loved the meet the bug squad section at the front of the book. A great way to introduce children to the important bugs in our lives! I also enjoyed the introduction for children to the importance of gut health and eating fruits and vegetables!

This book breaks everything that goes in gardening down into each to follow and understand sections. I really enjoyed the layout of the book! I also thought the color selections were perfect! So bright and engaging!

After reading this book, my son is so excited to help me plant our garden this year! I highly recommend checking out this book!

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"From Plant to Plate" is a wonderful book that a child can enjoy with their parent or other family member. The authors wrote this book to be a guide to understanding our connection to food and our planet. This book shows kids the similarities between caring for our tummies and looking after the Earth. This book also features some adorable Bug Squad characters such as Winston Worm and Babette Butterfly. "From Plant to Plate" starts kids with the Power up section. The Power up section is all about digestion, feeding our bodies in a healthy way, vitamins and minerals, and plant-powered eating, The information is great but kids will love the images and the infographics. The next section of the book is called Plant and its about setting up your earth engine (or your garden)! This book is illustrated in a way that will appeal to children of all ages. The Gardening tools graphic features pictures of all of the items that may be needed in creating a garden of your own. There is a lot of great information paired with graphics on growing seeds, bulbs and how plants grow. There are also some specific instructions given for growing some different herbs/plants such as basil, tomatoes. and potatoes. The next section is called Plate and this is where you turn what you grew into tasty food! This section features basics on tools, a primer on methods of cooking as well as kitchen terms that kids might not know and their definitions. There's even a section on kitchen swaps which would be helpful to the adults too! Recipes are given approximate amounts of time it will take to cook, rated in terms of easy, medium or hard. Tools are listed and the steps are straightforward. Recipes will appeal to children and adults! Some examples of recipes featured are pull-apart garlic bread, basil pesto pasta, zucchini lasagna and squash muffins. There are also sweet treats like berry cobbler.

As a vegan myself, I would have loved to have this book for my kids when they were small. It’s a book that I will definitely enjoy with my ten-year old though. She’s already excited about some of the recipes like the pull-apart garlic bread! While the recipes are plant-based, you don’t have to be entirely plant-based to use this book. This is great for a family who is into healthy eating, growing your own food, composting, etc. Thank you very much to the publisher for the advance digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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