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Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Dr. Seuss Hardcover – October 24, 2006

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Grade 3–6—This cookbook goes far beyond what one might expect. Many children have probably made green eggs and ham using copious amounts of green food coloring, but here, the ham is green thanks to a coating made from cilantro and tomatillos, and the eggs' usually yellow yolks are covered by a mound of guacamole. Many other recipes are equally creative; the Pink Yink Ink Drink is yummy, healthy, and sure to be a hit. While some of the connections to the Dr. Seuss books are a bit of a stretch, all include quotes that clarify their ties to specific stories. As with many cookbooks that are written to fit a predetermined theme, there is a wide range in both the difficulty and complexity of the recipes. Adult assistance will be needed for many of them, and several will send parents to the store for ingredients (shallots, rock shrimp, clams). However, the dishes' playful names and inventive presentations will have children trying new foods and adults enjoying the flavorful combinations. A great addition to the world of book-themed cookbooks.—Genevieve Gallagher, Murray Elementary School, Charlottesville, VA
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About the Author

Georgeanne Brennan is an award-winning cookbook author and journalist. Her expertise in all things related to food and gastronomy ranges from farming and agriculture to history and food lore. Her cookbook, Aperitif: Recipes for Simple Pleasures in the French Style, won the Julia Child Cookbook Award in 1998. Ms. Brennan was educated at San Diego State University, the University of California and the University of Aix-Marseille in Provence, France, the village that would be the inspiration for her memoir-cookbook, The Food and the Flavors of Haute Provence, winner of the 1998 James Beard Cookbook Award. Ms. Brennan currently resides with her husband on a small farm in Northern California near Davis. They have four children. The author lives in Northern California.
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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 12
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Random House (October 24, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679884408
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679884408
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jill B on January 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I was afraid this book would be a cheap sort of merchandising. But, the recipes are fun adaptations you would eat! Their presentation is probably better than mine, but you'll have that...

Each recipe page has an excerpt from the book that inspired the recipe, and there are plenty of tie-ins, especially if you were having a Dr. Seuss Party, this would be a great book!
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71 of 82 people found the following review helpful By TheSuiteQueen on December 13, 2006
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Do you like Green Eggs and Ham?!?

Yes - I like them Sam-I-am!!! I would like them here or there - I would like them anywhere!!!

Yes - I like the Glunker Stew - and I like the Blueberry Bumplings too!!!

Yes - I like the Pink Yink Ink Drink - I even like the Biggel-Balls - I think!?!

I like Brown and Black's Snack - and the Who-Roast-Beast - and the Ape Cakes Grape Cakes to say the least!!!

I like it all - oh where to stop - well, maybe the Schlopp with a Cherry on Top!!!

It's all so good - oh, Sam-I-am - but the best is still the Green Eggs and Ham!!!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Bookmom on September 25, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I was surprised by this cookbook. My son brought it home from school and we used it to combine reading and cooking. He had fun reading the recipe titles and helping me cook the recipes. But, what really sold me on this cookbook, was that the recipes were healthy - many times cookbooks for cooking with kids are high in sugar and fat so that the kids will "like" the end product. However, this cookbook has great tasting recipes that are also healthy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 7, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I got this for christmas in 2008 and I loved it....I had wanted it for a ilong time and I finally got it.Sadly I had too move and I lost it :(. I'm getting another copy though.I loved the book they made everything look so good.I was told the green eggs and ham was just eggs with green food coloring.I don't think it looks to good but I like alot of the other recipies in it.

P.S. i'm 10 (soon 11) this is my mom's acount.

Peace Love Happiness,
Angie
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 6, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Cookbook author Georgeanne Brennan teams up with Frankie Frankeny to provide a Seuss cookbook of fun and wild food references. Here are some forty recipes for breakfast, lunch, snakes and desserts which offers Corn-Off-the-Cobsk, Nice Lime Ice, and more. Some are easy, some more complicated: all will capture the interest and imagination of kids in grades 2-6.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Turners on January 6, 2007
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When you get this, just remember it is Seussical, not Emeril. My children think this is an exciting book. Although we will not be likely to even try the green eggs or ham, the roast beast looks good. There are lots of pictures and an excerpt from each book as the food is referenced.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E. Fracchia on January 15, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book was fantasticly fun! The recipes are inventive and imaginary following right along with the Dr. Suess theme. Each recipe comes with a quote directly from a character or scene in a variety of the Dr. Suess books. It's great for the aspiring cook in your household with recipes that are simple, attainable, and a little quirky.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By S. Ward on January 10, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Since starting school, my 5 year old son, who has only celebrated Channuka, asked, "Who is this Santa Claus guy and why doesn't he come to my house?". We needed to start a family tradition that would make Christmas day a special one for him too. After watching the original cartoon version of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas", we sat down to a delicious Who Feast. What fun! This will be just the first of hopefully many years of a delicious and meaningful tradition.

We have big plans to read each of our Dr. Suess books and create their respective treats.
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