Just a quick heads-up for you - Mission:Explore Food, described as a radical activity cookbook for families, is FREE to download over the Christmas period until Blue Monday on January 21st.
All six chapters and 159 illustrated mission activities are included for free. Help your children to learn about and rethink their relationships with food by reading chapters on growing, harvesting, cooking, eating, waste and soil.
To download a copy :
- iBook http://bit.ly/12BNoiX
- Kindle http://amzn.to/VRHK6n
for more information about the book, I've included the press release below :
Mission:Explore Food is billed as one of the most controversial and yet important cookbooks ever written for children and families.
Mission:Explore Food is an activity cookbook that challenges children to go cannibal, cook in acid, make chocolate poos (including nuts and sweetcorn), ask the Queen for a swan and work out the best way to slaughter a lamb. Mission:Explore Food has been created to tantalise children’s taste for adventure and tests their understanding not only of where their food is from, but also of where it goes once they’ve finished eating.
“A children’s book that asks them to question if the pig they are eating has ever seen the light of day, make scary soup and keep a poo diary might sound controversial, but it’s vitally important that children think about their relationship with food and have fun while doing it. We all appreciate that children should know how to cook and eat well, but these are just two chapters in the story of our food. Unlike most children’s cookbooks that ignore the rest of the food cycle, Mission:Explore Food includes activities that encourage children to learn about growing, harvesting, waste and soil as well. An essential ingredient is appreciating that their/our choices effect people and places around the world too.” explains Daniel Raven-Ellison, one of the authors.
There are loads of recipes and activities to try in and outside the kitchen developed not by famous chefs and cooks, but guerrilla geographers who are on a mission to encourage children to explore their local area, forage for food and play outdoors. Humorously and provocatively illustrated by the award-winning artist Tom Morgan-Jones, each page includes a quirky mission to complete. Children who complete missions from the book can visit the Mission:Explore website (www.missionexplore.net) to be rewarded with points and badges for their efforts.
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