Thursday, March 24, 2011
Gourmet Cooking and a Dash of History
NEIL FLAMBE AND THE MARCO POLO MYSTERIES by Kevin Sylvester
We just finished the book this morning while we sipped our chai lattes. If you read the book, you'll understand.
I thought the book would have a lot more descriptions and explanations of the cooking and dishes, which it did not. That was disappointing. I would recommend this book for upper elementary to middle school kids, who have an interest in cooking or history and like mysteries. Without relating to this book with a special hobby, it may be hard to keep their interest. (We read this book as a read-aloud and I edited the often used phrase "what the heck" to "what in the world".)