What's Cooking?

Joshua David Stein (Author) Julia Rothman (Illustrator)

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Phaidon Press
Publish Date
October 25, 2017
8.7 X 0.6 X 11.5 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

Joshua David Stein frequently contributes to New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, and Eater as a food critic, and film and culture columnist. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons. He documents his misadventures in 140-characters-or-fewer on Twitter at @fakejoshstein.Julia Rothman creates illustrations and pattern designs for newspapers, magazines, home goods, political campaigns, museums, and subway posters. She is part of the award-winning three-person design studio ALSO, runs the blog Book By Its Cover, and launched Women Who Draw, a directory of female illustrators. Julia lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


"With colorful illustrations, the book tackles oddball cooking questions... Ensuring its place on many a holiday gift guide for the precocious young foodie set."--Eater

"Inspire a passion for cooking with food writer Joshua David Stein. Take you little one through the series of practical and playful Q&As on food preparation... and have a giggle at Julia Rothman's amusing hand-drawn illustrations."--Little London

"Delightful... Large, friendly writing illustrated with homely, jolly drawings... Introduces [children] to the world of food in a simple, fun way, and to get them engaged in food as a wider topic to be explored. One page even gives three different countries' names for dumplings, introducing children to the concept that food is something that unites cultures... A definite bonus is that there is also the opportunity to talk about who gets to do the washing up, too, and it's never too early to start with that!" --Optimum Nutrition

"A refreshing addition to the children's cooking category... Playfully worded... Achieves a balance between silly and serious."--Early Years Childcare Magazine

"This whimsical read tackles silly kitchen questions and culinary conundrums. Covering everything from ingredients to cooking techniques, What's Cooking? is a unique children's book for the budding foodie in your life... Full of interesting word play by author and food critic Joshua David Stein, and vibrant illustrations from Julia Rothman... A unique piece of literature that will keep little ones interested."--Cooking Light Online

"Stein and Rothman's books are humorous, thoughtful, colorful, and ? most importantly ? make food fun. Bon appΓ©tit!" --Let's Talk Picture Books

"This tongue-in-cheek book plays around with different concepts and word play surrounding food. It is fun to read and the design is outstanding." --Book Nerd Mommy

"[A] delicious book... A really fun way to look at meals and food."--Kiss the Book

"Full of interesting facts and philosophical food questions for kids. A truly delightful book."--Book Riot

"A great introduction to FOOD!"--Some the Wiser Blog