Cooking is like sorcery—you throw a few ingredients together, mutter to yourself, add some fire, and poof! A meal is born. When you can pair that meal with some of your favorite books, the magic really begins to happen.
Beloved author Roald Dahl has created worlds and characters that elicit glee from children of all ages. Wouldn’t it be nice if your kids would have the same reaction to what’s on their plates? When you snag a copy of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes, you’ll get a reaction, all right—complete and utter shock!
While there are plenty of books filled with “good for you” recipes that can be concocted by parents and preschoolers, there’s something illicitly delightful about teaching your kids to make marshmallow pillows or edible pencils. And don’t get me started on crispy wasp stings or hot frogs …
Assembled and taste-tested by Felicity (Mrs. Roald) Dahl, these revolting recipes are accompanied by the giggle-inducing illustrations of Sir Quentin Blake. For parents who worry about the effects of too many sweets, the book includes fare such as pea soup and spaghetti with grated carrots, all graced with suitably revolting names.
Adult supervision is required for most of the recipes, but even the littlest chefs can have fun snapping pasta or shaking on grated cheese. After filling up on Scrambled Dregs and Hansel and Gretel Spare Ribs, you can curl up with your cooking partner to re-visit Matilda, James, Charlie, and a host of other thoroughly non-revolting characters.
Royalties and other proceeds from the work of Roald Dahl are used to support Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, a registered charity that seeks to improve the lives of seriously ill children.