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It's Not That Spicy

Written by Mei and Kaili Powers

 If you are looking for a book that will help expand your kids’ palates and worldview

by introducing them to different foods, spices, and cultures, then this is the book for you!

Get your copy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Bookshop.

Introduce New Cuisine

Mouthwatering photos of Cambodian lok lak, Vietnamese pho, Korean bibimbap, Japanese sushi, and Burmese rainbow salad.

Learn About New Spices

Featured spices and condiments include the Kampot pepper, sriracha, gochujang, Sichuan peppercorn, wasabi, and nga yok chin.


Kaili came up with the descriptions of how each spicy sauce tastes and her drawings also inspired illustrations in the book. This is the Black Pepper Fairy!

Liz Becker

"As an adult, I learned more about spicy food and how to pronounce the names properly. What a fun journey through different flavors shared through a delightful family experience."

April Mickens Jolly

"What a cute book! I love that it was about expanding one’s knowledge and palate."

Teacher Rachel

“We loved the fun illustrations and the creative food descriptions. Both of my girls are a little nervous about spicy food but my oldest kept saying “that sounds so delicious!” after each description.”

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