Released on 09 May 2013.

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Do Try This At Home: COOK IT!

For ages 6-8
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Cooking is science, and this book is packed with exciting recipes for scientists of all ages!

Make cupcakes and find out why beating the eggs and using baking powder makes them rise.

Cook a Bolognese sauce and discover why onions make you cry and what happens to the molecules in the meat when you cook it.

Reveal the insulating power of meringue when you make a baked Alaska – the oven's hot but the ice cream stays frozen.

You'll also find out about the amazing scientific powers of ingredients such as gelatine, yeast and eggs. Plus there are several food-related science experiments inside. And if that isn't enough this book will show you some really healthy ways of preparing the food too!