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Roald Dahl's even more revolting recipes
Dahl, Roald.
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Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 2001.
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
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TX652.5 .D35 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
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TX652.5 .D35 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TX652.5 .D35 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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1 cup sugar + 1 cup spice + A giant dose of Roald Dahl's imagination = Hours of fun in the kitchen. Just when you thought it was safe to go into the kitchen-Roald Dahl's recipes are back! Based on the scrumdiddlyumptious food that appears in his famous stories, this collection of recipes is wacky, revolting-and edible! Using basic ingredients, you can re-create the world of Roald Dahl by making Plushnuggets, Boiled Slobbages, and Grobswitchy Cake, plus many other treats. Quentin Blake's whimsical illustrations add a wild sense of adventure to this extraordinary cookbook.Roald Dahl (1916-1990) wrote many popular books for children including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory .Quentin Blake is a well-known artist who has illustrated most of Roald Dahl's children's books.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. A somewhat problematic companion volume to Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes (1994), this cookbook presents 31 recipes for foods and drinks mentioned in Dahl's books. Each selection begins with a quote and a list of equipment and supplies, followed by detailed instructions for making the treat. Adult assistance is suggested for deep-frying and sometimes for activities involving food processors and boiling syrup, but not for baking, frying, or using electric mixers. Safety issues aside, children young enough to enjoy Dahl's books will need help with most of the recipes here. As in the previous cookbook, the illustrations begin with photos of the finished food, to which Blake adds his amusing ink drawings, washed with gentle colors. Dishes featured include "Hornets Stewed in Tar" (seed brittle), "Devil's Drencher" (frozen fruit dessert/drink), and "Lizards' Tails" (raw shrimp chopped and blended with garlic, mint, and scallions, broiled, and served with a chili/mint dipping sauce). Although lively, this offering for "all ages" seems to lose sight of the skills of its likeliest audience. For larger collections. --Carolyn Phelan

Publisher's Weekly Review

Sure to stir the stomach, Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes, with excerpts from Roald Dahl's oeuvre, an introduction by Felicity Dahl and recipes by Lori-Ann Newman, features foods from the author's best-loved books. Derived from James and the Giant Peach, "Pickled Spines of Porcupine" is made of meringue; "Toad-in-the-Hole" a meat stuffed potato comes from Danny the Champion of the World. Quentin Blake's humorous illustrations transform full-color photographs by Jan Baldwin. ( Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Some time after Dahl's death, Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes (Viking, 1994) appeared. It was deliciously revolting, as are many of his fantasies that inspired it. Even More is OK, but it cannot evoke the shocking and yucky glee of the first book. The format is the same, with color photographs of the featured foods incorporated into Blake's zany ink-and-watercolor illustrations. Nineteen of the 31 recipes come from James and the Giant Peach or The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. New to this book is a passage from the appropriate fantasy to introduce each recipe. This is mainly a good feature, but sometimes the quote inspires several dishes, and is repeated with several recipes. If you have Revolting, you have no need for Even More; but if you have insatiable Dahl lovers who are still ravenous, you'd better get it.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.