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Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street: the children’s cookbook recommended by Ottolenghi and Nigella

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A glorious celebration of community, filled with recipes from all over the world and simple instructions perfect for young chefs, a visual feast to share and delight in.

However, in ‘ Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street’, this picture book maker presents a series of fifteen individual stories and international recipes. One of her books was included in The New York Times’ Best Illustrated Picture Books of 2018, and in 2020 she won the Premio Andersen award in Italy for best illustrator. Your words, like your reviews, bring books to life and give them a voice before the front cover is even turned.This delightfully illustrated children’s cookbook offers a global menu of dishes to share with friends, family, and neighbours … Combining simple, fresh flavours with recipes from around the world, this book will nourish and inspire budding cooks while whetting the appetites of their more experienced helpers. She has illustrated many picture books, contributed her art to magazines and newspapers, and has also worked on papercut stop-motion animations. The world’s cuisines are brought together with some well-considered pencil strokes – a book for adults to drool over, as well as children. It seems such an obvious creation, yet there is so much to discover, learn from and create from ‘ Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street’.

This experience has been fantastic primarily for the children, the school and also for me (professionally). It was such a pleasure to meet you both, and I really appreciated how smoothly and professionally you ran everything. Part biography of an apartment block’s inhabitants, part children’s recipe book, each highly evocative illustration depicts a different resident or family in their kitchen preparing a dish . The deep, soft colours, the wonderful faces and rooms, are so detailed and interesting, it’s almost as if each picture is just waiting to be walked into .

You guys were so fab and Dawn was such a lovely presence in the schools - I will absolutely be in touch next time I'm in your neck of the woods. A perfect Christmas present for young chefs, with its simple and easy-to-follow recipes and enticing watercolour illustrations. I haven't charted out my visits for the summer term, but I'm sure there are several in the south) and thanks so much for being so fantastic! The book provides a fantastic tour of international cuisine and there is a lot to talk about in each apartment … An enchanting book that can be used in different ways. Yesterday a parent came over to tell me how impressed she was by the book fair and that you did a fabulous job of selling the books to the children first.

Written and magnificently illustrated by Felicita Sala, this glorious celebration of community is filled with recipes from all over the world and simple instructions perfect for young chefs. A warm, beautifully illustrated celebration of community and culture, including simple recipes from around the world.

It’s a fantastic independent book seller that will actually be responsive and select appropriate books for you. Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street is not just a cookbook, however, and tells a charming, simple picture story perfect for bedtime with little ones . It seems like Benjamin will help him add the sesame seeds to the ‘Little Trees’ they’ll take to the banquet. Above all, these characters and their dishes an entrancing and heartening representation of global culture and life. Yotam OttolenghiIn each apartment, someone is preparing a special dish to share with their neighbours.

A gorgeous way to share recipes from around the world with children, Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street serves up an array of flavours from the residents of each apartment with simple instructions and tasty ingredients to inspire even reluctant tasters to step into the kitchen. Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street has been inspirational, allowing us to add several surprising new dishes to our weekly menu. There is much more to this book than recipes … Across these few recipes are so many new flavours or tastes I’d given up trying on my daughter … Felicita Sala, I salute you. I have even talked the head into a little revamp of the library so that we can display them properly! Your selection was perfect for our children and what really made the difference was your ability to engage with each child, discuss their interests and help them to choose a suitable book based on your extensive knowledge of the books you were selling.Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street is bound to be a favourite in every child’s house, giving, as it does, ten recipes for delicious food to cook and share. You guys are such a force for good and I am a passionate supporter of Indie booksellers, so I'm so happy this worked out well (I'd love to know how many books were sold if you have it to hand - it felt like quite a lot! Mister Ibrahim is remembering his childhood home as he bakes aubergines and mixes in the tahini, while across the hall Jemima and Rosie argue about who has taken the last banana. It would be such fun to help the young ones to cook this food that comes from different places around the world. Every page in this book has detailed illustrations with simple recipes that the children can follow.

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