Niam! Cooking with Kids
Inspired by the Mamaqtuq Nanook Cooking Club
by Kerry McCluskey
Inhabit Media, 2019
$19.95 (hc), 60 pp, ages 7 – 12
“Niam” is an Inuktitut word that means “yum” and the kid-friendly recipes in this book are kid- tested for tastiness. From simple smoothies to jerk chicken to pizza from scratch, there is something in this book for all taste buds and skill sets. All the ingredients are readily available in Nunavut communities, and all the recipes can be made with country food, so kids both north and south can learn to create traditional and non-traditional foods using store bought or hunted or foraged ingredients. Woven in amongst the tacos and sugar cookies are traditional Inuit knowledge and cooking and safety skills that kids will develop as they work their way through the recipes. Lots of illustrations, photos and a kid- friendly format will make this book appealing to young cooks.
This book was included in Canadian Teacher Magazine’s Spring 2020 Issue.
Because of the difficulties in distributing new books to our reviewers across Canada due to Covid-19, this title has not been reviewed. It was chosen to be highlighted here because it looks to be useful or interesting, particularly in these extraordinary times when parents may be looking for resources to help their children learn at home. Please note that the description has been supplied by the publisher and is not an assessment by an independent reviewer.