At a time when people are taking an interest in the provenance of their food and are keen to make their weekly budget go further, there has been a rise in the number of vegetable patches and allotments. So there has never been a better time to teach kids about the benefits of growing and cooking with their own fruit and vegetables. Grow It, Cook It with Kids is a beautifully photographed guide aimed at getting primary school-aged children into the garden, sowing seeds, looking after their plants and showing them how and when to harvest their produce. There are chapters on Herbs & Leaves, Potatoes, Carrots & Onions, Courgettes & Tomatoes, Peas & Beans and Raspberries & Strawberries. There's nothing better or more rewarding for a child than enjoying the freshest produce that they've grown and tended to themselves in their own garden – they'll be full of pride when they can make potato cakes, courgette stir-fry, creamy spinach pasta and strawberry cupcakes – all with the minimum help from Mum or Dad. This delightful book by Amanda Grant is in tune with the current passion for grow-your-own produce and encourages children to learn about the joys of gardening and cooking.