Friday, 30 March 2018

My Little Sous-Chef Parent And Child Tandem Cookery Books Review & Giveaway

Today I'm delighted to be taking part in the My Little Sous-Chef Blog Book Tour. I'm the second blog in the tour, check out the list towards the bottom to find the rest. As it's Easter, we took one of the recipes and added a little Easter twist....


My Little Sous-Chef is a brand new cookery book release from Caterina Falqui, Francesca Grassi and Laura Pantaleone. Completely unlike other cookery books, My Little Sous-Chef is actually two books.


One book is for children and the other is for their grown ups. Both books have exactly the same recipes, but one has all the boring stuff like oven temperatures, and the other focuses more on those tasks that children can take charge of.


The children's copy is ring bound to stay open easily, and has lots of helpful tips and reminders for less experienced chefs. It is illustrated with friendly and recognisable images, so your youngest sous-chef can help while they practise their reading.


The adult and children's books have the same recipes on the same page numbers, so you can both work together and turn at the same time. It's perfect, and very easy to find what you want in both books.

Recipes are in 3 sections - Have A Bite!, Enjoy Your Meal! and Yay, Dessert! We chose to make the Chocolate Salami from the Yay, Dessert! section. It started with bashing most of a packet of Rich Tea biscuits...


We melted chocolate and softened margarine, mixed all of the ingredients and then rolled our mix into a huge sausage and put it into the fridge. My 9 year old sous-chef did all of the hard work.


A few hours later and our mix had hardened. My sous-chef insisted on a dusting of icing sugar to match the appearance of his favourite German spicy sausage, and it also matched the snow we had outside at the time. It didn't look much like salami at first....until you cut into it!


It fooled the rest of the family! They genuinely were impressed we'd made salami, and a bit surprised because I don't generally make any complicated non-vegetarian dishes. Little did they realise it was not what it seemed...


It's really very tasty and much softer and nicer to eat than a lot of other no-bake chocolate recipes. A genuinely delicious dessert which everyone here loved. You only need a thin slice, and it wasn't too rich or too sweet, the Rich Tea biscuits really work incredibly well.

Because it is Easter we also made a nest shape inside a breakfast bowl. We decided messy was best because all the birds nests we see are usually messy. Although I am still sure there may be a couple more eggs here than in real life nests...


My Little Sous-Chef is a fantastic idea and the recipes are really easy to follow, and don't contain a million fancy ingredients that you need to scour the UK for. The food is good and it's familiar to your children - vegetable lasagna, pizza muffins, tacos, ravioli and cheesecake.


Both books are made from thick paper with a glossy surface which will survive a gentle wipe with a damp cloth if necessary. The adult book has 84 pages, the kids book 74 pages and a total of 30 recipes that even your kids will eat....

My Little Sous Chef is available now priced £22 for both books with free UK delivery from the My Little Sous-Chef website


My LIttle Sous-Chef have kindly offered a pack of both books for one of my readers - and if you check out the other blogs on the tour, you might just find more giveaways to enter... 

Entry to my giveaway is via the Gleam form below and it is open to UK entrants only. The giveaway will end at midnight Sunday 22nd April 2018. For full terms and conditions see the bottom of the Gleam form. 

To find advice if you are new to Gleam forms, or to see my other giveaways, please go to my giveaways page...

My Little Sous-Chef Parent And Child Tandem Cookery Books Giveaway


We were sent our copy of My Little Sous-Chef for review.

51 comments:

  1. ooh these look amazing. what a cool thing to make. We love baking and cooking here x

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  2. y mum wasn't the best cook but she did always let me help her make our sunday roast!

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  3. Soda bread and stew - i actually dont remember eating anything frozen or from a packet

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  4. Chocolate chip cookies reminds me of when I was a child.

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  5. I always remember making rock buns with my mum a a child.

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  6. making coconut macaroons with condensed milk and scooping the mixture into an eggcup to shape them. Always made them with my baking mad grandma whom my own children affectionatley called Grandma Cake!

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  7. Love macaroni and chees, as Wonderful growing up Mum would make us delicious Macaroni Cheese ( using cheddar cheese in the sauce). No one's macaroni matches up to Mum's . We loved it, and we love her. She gave us Wonderful times, and Wonderful memories. We love to spend time with her, she misses her independence ( so active in her younger years). She still provides us with great company, humour and love.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. making cornflake cake is my favourite childhood recipe

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  9. My mum was always baking, and I loved her quiche Lorraine, just cooled enough to eat, if I was around it never made it to the table!

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  10. I remember when me and my mum were baking cakes at midnight when I was younger and we were watching 101 Dalmatians at the same time.

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  11. Louise Hayward1 April 2018 at 09:41

    My nans roast dinners always remind me of my childhood. I just wish I'd paid more attention to what she was doing because I would have loved to be able to cook like she did.

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  12. making mince pies i have always done it since i was a kid

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  13. My mothers jam tarts, didnt look so great lol but they tasted lovely.....

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  14. My favourite thing to cook with my mother when i was a child had to be cupcakes!

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  15. Making the Barn Brack when I was very young ! I had to soak the fruit in the cold tea the night before then I mixed everything together,all the ingredients in one big bowl the following day. then we all ate it sliced with butter at Sunday tea- yum

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  16. My grandma taught me how to bake! We used to make fruit cake and sponge cakes together on Sundays.

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  17. Fresh warm scones with jam and clotted cream , my mom would make and I loved them

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  18. I used to sit in our gooseberry bush and eat them straight from the bush! But love any fruit crumble now still.

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  19. Bacon ribs hot pot, every Tuesday, my Grandma cared for me and we would go to the shop together and then come home and prepare tea

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  20. i loved baking banana cake with my nan :)

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  21. I always used to bake Scones with my great aunt! I still bake them now but they are never as good as my aunt's x

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  22. Something we used to eat called 'Chocolate Toothpaste'. Thankyou for the competition x

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  23. We used to make jam tarts as children and my dad would let us make something with the left over pastry so we would make revolting snowmen which were pure pastry. We did it each time, we never seemed to learn!
    Alex Telford

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  24. i remember fondly watching my nan cook griddle scones

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  25. I remember my mum's Victoria sponge, she still makes it now

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  26. We always made butterfly buns, think my mum enjoyed making them. We enjoyed licking the bowl and spoon.

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  27. I remember making chocolate coconut slices with my mum.

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  28. cauliflower cheese, mum use to make it for us :)

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  29. Making mince pies with my mum on a Christmas Eve

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  30. We always made simple fairy cakes!

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  31. This is such a sweet idea I would love it! I used to make all sorts with my mum

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  32. My mum baking for the festivities. We actually never bought cakes. My mum spended hours baking for family and friends. We enjoyed the cake all year round.

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  33. Mom made fruit cake quiet frequently

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  34. making short bread

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  35. Shortbread always reminds me of my mamar 💚

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  36. Michelle Ferguson18 April 2018 at 06:26

    I loved helping my mom make cupcakes or biscuits when I was a kid

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  37. I always used to make butterfly cupcakes with my nan :) x

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  38. My sister and I always made chocolate butterfly cakes

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  39. I remember getting to like the spoon from the cake mix.

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  40. I remember making lemon drizzle cake on Saturday mornings before my parents woke up. I was very proud! :-)

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  41. As a child, I took over the baking of pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving. I have to make them whenever we go to visit my family back home.

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  42. My Mum making rhubarb pies with rhubarb from the garden x

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  43. What a fab idea!! My fiancé has started cooking with our son & nephew so this would be the most welcome gift! Here's hoping your winner is me & ♡Thanks for the opportunity!♡

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  44. Rice Crispie cakes X

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  45. I remember making milkshakes with my mum and sister. We used to put loads of ice cream in the blender along with milk and flavour, then every time my mum switched it on we used to hum as loud as we could.....was funny at the time, ha!

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