Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/29

| November 23, 2017 | 25 Comments

Learn and Savour with DK Canada! 

Two of my favourite passions are learning and food. Both of these passions help to make us better. Learning feeds our minds and food nourishes our bodies. Putting the two of them together helps to soothe my spirit. DK Canada loves sharing both of these aspects by having a variety of books on numerous topics to help readers cultivate the things they love. They asked me to pick three books that would increase my love for learning and food.

Below are the three titles I received:

 

Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books!

Photo Credit: https://www.dk.com/ca; DK Canada World History, The Science of Cooking and Hors d’Oeurves book covers.

 

Learning about events that have happened in our world is a passion of mine. I also make sure to educate my kids on these details because I feel it is important information they need to learn. This is why I was excited to read World History. It takes readers on a trip throughout our world’s history, from prehistoric age to the digital age. It also features some of our world’s important figures, ideas, inventions and maps for a more in-depth look at our history.

 

Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books!

Photo Credit: https://www.dk.com/ca; World History Box Set 3D

 

The “Pre-historic world” section of this book was such a fascinating read. We learned a lot about what different civilizations were like, and seeing what archeologists found centuries later. The breathtaking photo of The Forbidden City in China and the print of “The Bastille Prison” brought these two places with such a rich history closer to home. Though a bit shorter than the rest of the sections of the book for me, it was good to show my kids all of the rapid changes in our world that happened after World War II they ask us about in the “Decolonization” section.

 

Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books!

World History “The Forbidden City” page.

 

Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books!

World History “Decolonization” page.

 

As much as I love learning, I also enjoy food. It is always interesting to find out the answers to questions my kids and I have about the food we eat and enjoy. The Science of Cooking was great to have on hand to learn even more about the food we cook with adn consume.

 

Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books!

Photo Credit: https://www.dk.com/ca; The Science of Cooking 3D

 

It was fascinating to learn exactly how we taste food. The infographic used demonstrates how this is done from when we take in the scent of food to the receptors telling our brain what we are experiencing. I loved find out which foods are paired best with beef and seeing why this happens. Another fabulous section of this book was learning about the best type of fat for different types of baking. The pro-con list as to why each fat is great to use and in which instance it is best to use it.

 

Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books!

Science of Food “How do we taste” section.

 

Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books!

Science of Food “Which is the best type of fat for baking?” section.

 

Remember when I said I love food. It is a way to connect with family and friends. My other half and I enjoy entertaining, and a yummy treat always makes visitors feel at home after coming through the door.  Hors d’Oeuvres is a great book to have to create new and delicious bite-sized food throughout the year.

 

Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books!

Photo Credit: https://www.dk.com/ca; Hors d’Oeuvres 3D

 

I felt that the “Planning your party” section was a great read to help readers organize their time and put together an event. The step-by-step sections helped to inspire new ideas I would want to serve. There was also a few sections that features how to serve an hors d’oeurves six different ways. The six different ways with spoons had a lot of colourful and fresh dishes I would love for my guests to eat and enjoy.

 

Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books!

Hors d’Oeurves “6 ways with spoons” section.

 

Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books!

Hors d’Oeurves “Step-by-step Croustades” section.

 

My family benefited a lot from the books we received from DK Canada. They got to see how much our world has changed over its history, learned about the secrets behind the science of cooking, and have been inspired to create new dishes for our family and friends to enjoy. The images in all of these books helped to convey the message the particular section was trying to send to readers, and made learning fun.  All three books are welcome members in our home library and will be read over and over again!

 

Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books!

Learn and Savour with DK Canada!

 

Want more titles to help you learn and savour life?  Find them with DK Canada on their website, and connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest pages!

Disclaimer: I received products from DK Canada in order to write this review. The views I share are my own.

 

A DK Canada Giveaway!

 

Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books!

Photo Credit: https://www.dk.com/ca; DK Canada World History, The Science of Cooking and Hors d’Oeurves book covers.

 

DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club followers to learn and savour this year by receiving all three titles I reviewed as a part of our Holiday Gift Guide! Here are the books being given away:

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on December 29th, 2017.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

If you experience any issues with this giveaway, please contact us at ottawamommyclub.ca.

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. I think I would most enjoy Hors d’Oeurves!

  2. Catherine L. says:

    I would enjoy the Hors d’Oeuvres book the most.

  3. Jennifer P. says:

    I would most enjoy The Science of Cooking, my husband would most enjoy World History and my stepdad would most enjoy Hors d’Oeurves which I would gift to him.

  4. Lynda Cook says:

    I would be very much interested in reading The Science of Food, sounds very cool!!

  5. DebH says:

    The Science of Cooking looks really interesting!

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    World History for me and no doubt the Science of Cooking would be enjoyed by my son and a daughter would love the Hors d’Oeurves. 🙂

  7. DebP says:

    I think I would choose Hors d’Oeuvres.

  8. Heather Swanson says:

    The science of cooking

  9. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I think the Science of Cooking looks like a good read.

  10. Michelle T says:

    I love the look of the World History book – so fascinating.

  11. lori b says:

    for me it would be the science of cooking

  12. Maggie C says:

    I think “Hors d’Oeuvres” would be something I am most interested in.

  13. Tiff Cho says:

    I would love the Science of Cooking!! 😀

  14. Linda says:

    I would enjoy reading Hors d’Oeuvres the most.

  15. Darwin Chau says:

    They are all so good! I think World History will keep me turning the page.

  16. Holly O'Gorman says:

    I like the World History book.

  17. Holly MacRitchie says:

    I would love the Science of Cooking book best

  18. HEIDI C. says:

    The Science of Cooking sounds intriguing.

  19. Athena says:

    I think I’d choose World History

  20. wobbles13 says:

    i like hor duvers

  21. Allie Futterer says:

    I would love the World History book!

  22. KellyPC says:

    I’d be interested in reading all of them but the Hors d’Oeurves book would probably get the most use!

  23. Nicole B says:

    I would enjoy the science of cooking I think most but they all are amazing!

  24. Silvia D says:

    I would love the Science of Cooking book

  25. Tasha F. says:

    Would love to read the World History, it sounds very interesting.

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