Mimi’s Adventures in Baking Gingerbread Men
By Alyssa Gangeri
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Genre: Children’s Book
Embark on a baking adventure with Mimi where she will measure, mix, and bake her way to the perfect batch of gingerbread men. If Mimi can do it, so can you!
Mimi’s Adventures in Baking Gingerbread Men is the third book in the Mimi’s Adventures in Baking series.
Review (reposted from 12/11/2015 posting)
I love the whole idea behind the book. It’s really a great way to get kids interested in baking. Instead of a long daunting recipe to follow, the recipe is told in the form of a story. I sat down with my daughter as we read it together. Throughout the entire time, my daughter kept interrupting the story and asking “Oh can we make gingerbread men too?!” And then after a couple pages, “Can we decorate the gingerbread men too?!” It was great to see my daughter so excited about baking.
The story is rather simple, but it worked out fine as the highlight of the story is the whole baking process and sharing the baked goods with the rest of the family. The recipe actually sounded very good, and I think my daughter and I will definitely give it a go this Christmas! Although, I think my daughter would probably end up eating just the yummy icing!
About the Author
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. 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!
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