Maw Broon's Cooking with Bairns' is aimed at helping children master basic cookery techniques while learning to cook. The 46 recipes are clearly presented in simple steps each of which is illustrated. Any basic techniques used in the recipes are shown separately in a special section with their own illustrations. Most recipes are laid out on two facing pages for clarity and each recipe has a 'You will need' box and a 'Before you start' box. The recipes used by Maw Broon and the Bairns are planned and written by Catherine Brown - experienced food writer, cook, broadcaster, lecturer and grandmother. She believes it is important to teach children the basic techniques of cookery and to build on these skills.