Rachel Lechner, Independent Usborne Organiser

First cookbook

First cookbook

  • A fresh new edition of the hugely popular Usborne First Cookbook.
  • Introduces beginner cooks to the basic techniques of cooking through a selection of favourite recipes, including spaghetti bolognese, chocolate brownies, sausage rolls and pancakes.
  • Each recipe contains clear and simple instructions in both word and picture form, illustrated by Stephen Cartwright’s busy team of little cooks.
  • With concealed spiral binding to make the book practical and easy to use in the kitchen.
“your kids will be cooking up a storm!”
youfirst Magazine Summer 2008

Spiral-bound hardback:

£12.99 Add to basket

Extra information

Key Stage: KS2 E/DT; Age 7+

Spiral-bound hardback:
ISBN: 9780746078716
72 pages
270 x 230mm

Author/Editor: Angela Wilkes

Illustrator: Stephen Cartwright

Press reviews

I still treasure The Usborne First Cookbook, whose stained and crusty pages tell the story of my son's first attempts at pancakes, fudge and spaghetti bolognese.
The Times
With step by step, easy to use recipes for meals like spaghetti bolognese, bacon and potato hotpot, and strawberry tarts, your kids will be cooking up a storm. This is a great introduction to baking for young children.
youfirst Magazine Summer 2008

Reader reviews

I highly recommend this book. My mum gave me the first edition of this book when I was 7, and now at the grand old age of 30 this book still sits on my kitchen shelf and is still used often. It's not that I can't cook, I can, but the recipes are good and it's great for me to refer back to when I'm in a hurry. It's nice and simple and sometimes just what you need.

Lizzie, 24th February 2010
This was my first cookery book
When I was younger, my godfather (who trained as a chef with my dad) gave me this book for my birthday. Needless to say I've made nearly all the recipes in here, becoming more able to do more of the recipes. I still use some of the recipes. I do hate when people sing praises for things, but this book was fantastic and if nothing's changed in the new edition, then it's perfect for all kids.

Gareth Hughes, 3rd March 2009