Great Big Vegetable Challenge - The Book!

Friday, August 1, 2008

You all know I love Charlotte, she's a riot and sharp as a knife when it comes to creative ways to get veggie-phobic kiddies to eat their greens.

As you may have read, she has finally gotten through the alphabet of vegetables, and along this amazing journey has ended with a book deal. It's quite a great resource. A lot of the popular recipes from the blog, plus some new ones, all in one delightful and colorful resource. She took the pea-frightened Freddie, and made his a culinary celebrity and spokesperson for all things farmed from the ground!

I, personally, have a bit of a personal pride in this cookbook of hers though. Two recipes are inspired from recipes here. The Petit-Pois Muffins and the Zucchini Muffins. Both started out here as cupcakes, the Sweat Pea Cupcakes and the Zucchini Cupcakes. In my opinion, I think she made them a bit better than I did originally. The Petit-Pois is a lot fluffier and has a fresher personality than my original using butter, creme fraiche, milk and self rising flour.

Honestly, I am honored that she used the two recipes and gave me and Vanilla Garlic some mention in the book. It's crazy to me, my name is in an actual published cookbook. *girlish squeal*

So thank you so much Charlotte and Freddie! I'm getting a second copy for my nephew David, never to young to learn to start cooking and this masterpiece is a great first cookbook for any child!


  1. Oh! I'll have to go hunt down a copy. My kids love veggies, but they love to help cook too :o)

    Congrats on the mention.

  2. I know what a great feeling! I did the "girlish" squeal too with the YUMO BOOK and our recipe! Oh yah I'm a girl!

    Congratulations Garrett! That's awesome. I will get the book too. :)

  3. I'm so glad you blogged about this as I hadn't heard about the book deal yet. Will have to check it out!

  4. Thank you Garrett...
    Actually dont underestimate your influence on your readers - I wouldnt have thought of making pea cakes if you hadnt have inspired me...
    And Freddie was very grateful that there was a cake recipe or two in the Great Big Veg Challenge. He would have liked many more cakes.
    I do hope you can get the book in the US - I know it is on the Amazon site in the UK _ link is here.

  5. Thanks for posting this, looks good. Anyone who inspires kids to eat ceggies is a winner in my book.

  6. congratulations, garrett. the sweet pea cupcakes were genius.


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