Something smells delightful in the old apartment building on Garden Street as Mister Ping stir-fries broccoli, Mister Melville fillets sole, Señora Flores prepares a pot of beans, and Josef and Rafik roll meatballs while other neighbors prepare their dishes (some that kids already love, like guacamole, spaghetti, and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are interspersed with others that include less familiar ingredients, such as tahini, and turmeric). Each inviting and inspiring spread in this storybook offers a recipe combining simple, fresh flavors with recipes from different culinary traditions. When all the neighbors have finished cooking, everyone gathers in the garden to enjoy a delicious meal and each other's company.
Combined with the materials for children to make design their own potholders and recipe boxes to store the recipes learned from the book and the many others your children will seek out, this Bindle will nourish and inspire your budding cooks while also whetting your appetite as their more experienced helper. It's a literary/culinary masterpiece.