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Clever Cooks: A Ready-Mix of Stories, Recipes & Riddles

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Start with a basic collection of clever cooks, such as Betta, a rich merchant's daughter who creates her true love out of marzipan. Or Grethel, who eats up her employer’s chicken but neatly avoids punishment. Stir in a few recipes—quick butter cookies, hearty soup, molasses milk shakes. Sprinkle in some riddles and a charm or two, and you end up with a most delightful conc ...more
Paperback, 122 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Scholastic
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Marsha
Part cookbook, part fairy tale retellings, “Clever Cooks” is a winsome treat for people who like to cook and for their children. What better way to keep children engaged in reading than to wed the printed word to a household craft that requires a child to stand and work by the storyteller’s side? The recipes are easy and apropos to the stories that precede them and the tales are just unfamiliar enough to entertain people who might not have heard them in the past.

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