A cookbook just for children; Loaves and Fishes, A "Love Your Neighbor" Cookbook, by Linda Hunt, Marianne Frase, and Doris Liebert. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press. $5.95.
"Loaves and Fishes" is a delightful cookbook written especially for children and families who care about world hunger. Through its pages young readers are guided toward better responsibility with food, and are gently led into an awareness that many of the world's children not only miss out on birthday cakes, but meat, eggs, fruit, and milk as well. Included are resource lists and practical suggestions for helping others.
Crystal clear instructions and step-by-step directions make each of the 120 recipes easy for kids to follow. A section on "Snacks and Garden Goodies" provides tasty morsels like Peanut Butter Play Dough, Munchkin Crunchkins, or Great Granola Cookies.
A year of family holidays can be celebrated by making Lincoln Logs, Easter Bunny Carrot Cake, or Pilgrim's Pumpkin Bread for dessert.
Most appealing is the section on "Foods From Other Lands" where young cooks can introduce families and friends to Mexican Flying Saucers, Indian Corn Pudding, or a healthy bowlful of Bavarian Breakfast Muesli.
This 126-page spiral bound book is hand lettered and illustrated in color. Marianne Frase's tiny ladybug sketches add humor and personal comments to each page. Filled with charm, warmth, and family love, "Loaves and Fishes" makes an ideal gift for children who care.
From the section "Picnic, Camping, and Outdoor Foods" comes this tempting campfire dessert. Camp Cobbler What you need 2 cups wild berries (huckleberries, blueberries, or blackberries) 1/4 cup honey 1 cup coconut 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 cup unbleached flour 1/2 cup wheat germ or oatmeal 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons margarine What you do
1. Gather berries in the woods, place in pan, drizzle with honey.
2. In another bowl mix everything together except margarine. Pat mixture evenly over berries. Dot with margarine.
3. Cook over rack over low coals, cover top with tinf oil.