From the Hampstead and Highgate Express 27 August 2009
Judy Jackson, cookery writer and grandmother of eleven, has come up with scores of fun things to do with food. In Lookit Cookit she has distilled her experiments and simple recipes into an easy to follow, brightly illustrated book that should help turn the fussiest eater into an enthusiastic cook. Jackson believes parents can avoid deadlocked mealtime battles by involving children in making their food instead of pressurising them to eat their fruit and vegetables. The book is peppered with true or false questions and safety tips - although Jackson says firmly ‘children can’t learn to cook if they never go anywhere near a sharp knife or heat'. Lookit Cookit will develop their ideas about taste and flavour into an understanding of cooking.
From the Jewish Chronicle 22nd January 2010
Veteran food writer Judy Jackson has been nominated for a World Cookbook Award for her book written specifically for children. Lookit Cookit, designed for those over the age of six, aims to teach children about food in a fun way. A grandmother of 11, Mrs Jackson shows readers how to make blue water with red cabbage and turn green apples pink in the microwave. "Some people cheat their children into eating fruit and vegetables. I'd much rather show them what they are eating." The World Cookbook finals take place in Paris next month (Feb). In 2007 Judy's novel The Camel Trail won the Best Food Literature Book in the UK. She writes regularly for national newspapers. Lookit Cookit is published by Marsons.