- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Rodale Books; 1 edition (April 22 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1623362504
- ISBN-13: 978-1623362508
- Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 2.3 x 26.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #180,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Family Cooks: 100+ Recipes to Get Your Family Craving Food That's Simple, Tasty, and Incredibly Good for You Hardcover – Apr 22 2014
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“With these delicious recipes that celebrate flavor and seasonality, Laurie David gives parents a simple roadmap for bringing children into a new and lasting relationship to food. All families should have this wonderful book in their kitchen!” —Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café, founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project, and the author of The Art of Simple Food I and II
“Wow! A dream come true for busy parents. Fun to read... gorgeous to look at...delicious to eat. Family Cooks will make your kids ask for seconds and build great eating habits to last a lifetime. How great for the price of just one book!” —Harvey Karp, MD, creator of the DVD/book The Happiest Toddler on the Block
About the Author
Laurie David is the producer of the new documentary Fed Up! and produced the 2006 Academy Award–winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. She is also the author of the bestselling Stop Global Warming and of The Family Dinner. The recipient of numerous honors, including the Producers Guild of America's Stanley Kramer Award, a Humanitas Prize Special Award, Glamour's Woman of the Year, and the Audubon Society's Rachel Carson Award, David has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.See all Product description
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The book is beautifully put together, well written and very nice to look at, but when it came down to pulling out recipes to actually prepare, I had a difficult time finding any that inspired or tempted me or my family.
I do fully support the important premise of the book, to get kids involved in meal preparation, getting back to real and basic ingredients and to keep things as healthy (while retaining tastiness) as possible. I think that this book would be more appreciated by households where there is very little cooking, or knowledge of cooking (i.e. those starting from square 1).
I have made a handful of the snack and side dishes contained in the book, but found them underwhelming. This book hasn’t moved off of the shelf since the first week I purchased it.
Overall, I found the book to be nice to look at, but lacking in recipes that I would actually make for my family (which was surprising given the name), and would not recommend it.
The Sweet Potato Chronicles Cookbook is a far superior book, containing a huge amount of realistic meals that all family members regardless of age) are likely to enjoy. Their recipes are also available on their blog, if you want to give some a try before you commit to purchasing their cookbook.
DO buy this book if you're looking for some great recipes to use fresh and seasonal produce, unusual vegetables from your CSA, and recipes to get involved kids in cooking and eating healthy things outside of their usual comfort zone.
This cookbook is fabulous in the hands of someone who has a little time to dedicate to good food. Even if you're a busy mom, I highly recommend this book as part of a weekend good-food project (the breakfasts are fabulous).
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