Journalist and author Sarah Elton has a new book for kids 10 years old and up called Starting From Scratch. It’s not a cookbook per se, but a journey through all aspects of food and cooking from science to geography to culture. Elton makes the Pollanite case that cooking real food is essential to well being by empowering kids with knowledge in a matter of fact but fun way. Starting From Scratch features rich illustrations by Jeff Kulak and a non-linear layout, so interesting food stories, from how taste buds work to why Mexican food is spicier than French, jump off the pages. As adult-friendly as kid, the book is earning buzz and was recently recommended by the New York Times. In the video interview below, Elton task about how the book works, what’s in it and why she wrote it.
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Malcolm Jolley is a founding editor of Good Food Revolution and Executive Director of Good Food Media, the company that publishes it. Follow him at @malcolmjolley