I absolutely loved this book! When I first heard the idea and concept of it, I loved it because I thought it was fresh, smart, and original. The idea of a interactive, storybook cookbook for children is just awesome! After having read it, I love it even more. This book is the first in what is going to be a series. and I can honestly say that will definitely try and stay on the lookout for the rest of the books because I want to add them to my children's library. My kids loved the book, as I did. The illustrations were super cute and the story sweet. The chocolate chip cookie recipe is also awesome! Yes, I made them and have eaten waaaaay too many since. Definitely an enthusiastic 5 of 5 stars! I would give it 6 if I could.
On a side note: This book made me discover that I am not the super-mom multi-tasker that I thought I was. Needless to say I tried to read along with the book and make the cookies at the same time with my kids. Yeah, big mistake. Maybe it was just my kids arguing over who got to measure the flour or who got to hold the chocolate chips that made me less than focused on the task, but we whipped together these puppies and put the first batch in the oven, only to discover--by the looks of the mushy pancake-like tray of sheet cookie dough--that we missed one whole cup of flour. Doh! So, I added what I thought it needed minus the dough already used and they came out delicious. This was no reflection on the book and recipe--I was actually trying to cook dinner simultaneously, as well--but instead on my inability to do three things at once. Regardless, the cookies were amazing! And, yes, I'm ashamed to admit that I did eat some of the extra buttery, gooey dough before I threw it away. o_0
About the Book
Mimi's Adventures in Baking is the first storybook cookbook that creates a fun and interactive way of learning how to bake. Follow Mimi as she learns to measure, mix and bake her way to her very first batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies. Learning how to bake can be easy and fun with Mimi!
Navigating your way through a kitchen full of tools, ingredients and of course safety measures are brought to life in this storybook cookbook. No more flipping through endless recipes and boring procedures. Mimi makes baking fun for the whole family. Let your child take control and become the chef they always wanted to be!
Mimi’s Adventures in Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies releases
Chef Alyssa has been baking since she was a little girl in her grandmother's kitchen. Since graduating from the Culinary Institute of America she has worked for famous chefs and elite companies such as the Ritz Carlton, Tom Colicchio, Norman Van Aken and Gray Kunz. She currently is the Executive Chef at Riverwalk Bar and Grill on the Historic nook of New York City, Roosevelt Island. She also has a boutique custom cake company called AllyCakesNYC where she creates cakes to appease the imagination. Through her journey of baking she developed Mimi, her very own miniature version of herself.
As a child she loved baking and everything that came with it. As an adult and food lover she realized there was something missing when she frequented bookstores. A interactive children's cookbook. And we are not talking about a boring old cookbook for kids with lots and lots of recipes, and some pictures. Children these days have just as much interest in the kitchen as there parents do, but the ordinary cookbook is just not going to cut it. She created Mimi's Adventures in Baking to give children and adults a way to get into the kitchen and allow the child to become the chef and the adult the assistant. With each book has one recipe and an interactive storyline the child can read, and at the end go into the kitchen and do what Mimi did! And for the "non-baking" parent, these elite pastry chef recipes are tested and ready for even the most inexperienced baker! Impress other moms with Mimi's creations! Mimi's Adventures in Baking will also teach children how to measure, mix and bake their way through the kitchen while also giving safety tips along the way. No more boring cookbooks! Now there is a fun, exciting and educational way to learn how to bake!