The author of a new cookbook-meets-study guide says teens can learn tricky vocabulary words just by following a recipe. We feel smarter already.
Cook Your Way Through the S.A.T. ($13, barnesandnoble.com) is filled with 99 recipes designed to help kids learn and retain new words. Each dish includes a fun-facts blurb with 10 special terms, followed by a match-game quiz on their meanings. “Cramming doesn’t work,” says author Charis Freiman-Mendel. “But if you use those unfamiliar words to make something delicious in the kitchen, they’ll stick with you.” While there’s no guarantee that scores will jump 100 points, there is a reward at the end of this special study session: Dinner is done!
—Allyson Dickman, Lifestyle Editorial Assistant