- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Reprint edition (March 31 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0547336896
- ASIN: B004KAB40Q
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 13.3 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 249 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #982,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater Paperback – Bargain Price, Mar 31 2010
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—Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen Confidential
"Matthew Amster-Burton is equal parts Mario Batali, Ray Romano, Dr. Spock of toddler cuisine, and Mr. Spock of toddler logic. He's a national and intergalactic culinary and literary treasure."
— Steven Shaw, author of Turning the Tables and co-founder of eGullet
"This charming, funny book is full of great ideas for family meals. In a world of culinary pandering to kids, where vegetables in disguise pass for cuisine, Amster-Burton gets the recipe right." --Neal Pollack, author of Alternadad
"With its incisive wit and hilarious stories about Iris, Hungry Monkey made me want to have a child-- just so I could start feeding her." --Shauna James Ahern, author of Gluten-Free Girl
"Matthew Amster-Burton cast some sort of enchantment over me as I read about his all-too-real-life culinary adventures with his daughter. The proof? I actually found myself thinking: if Matthew were my dad, I don't think I'd mind being a little girl... or even a sock monkey... if I got my share of every meal." -- John Thorne, author of Outlaw Cook and Mouth Wide Open
"Matthew Amster-Burton has written a wonderful book. It reads so well you won't be able to put it down...except when overcome by a need to rush to your kitchen and execute one or another of his winning recipes." -- Paula Wolfert, author of The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen
“Matthew Amster-Burton is smart, funny, a terrific writer, a great cook and on track to be voted father-of-the-year every year for the next decade, at least. How lucky for Iris, a.k.a. Hungry Monkey, that she landed in the Amster-Burton family and how really lucky for us that we can tag along on their adventures – and learn how to make pretzels and pad Thai, too.” --Dorie Greenspan, author of Baking: From My Home to Yours
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"One of my greatest fears is imagining my daughter insisting on nothing but crustless grilled cheese sandwiches and "chicken" McNuggets. "Hungry Monkey" goes a long way to allaying that concern. I finished the last page and immediately set about making her Thai Shrimp Curry." --Anthony Bourdain, author of "Kitchen Confidential"""Matthew Amster-Burton was a restaurant critic and food writer long before he and his wife, Laurie, had Iris. Now he s a full-time, stay-at-home Dad and his experience with food has changed a little."Hungry Monkey" is the story of how Amster-Burton came to realize that kids don t need puree in a jar or special menus at restaurants and that raising an adventurous eater is about exposure, invention, and patience. He writes of the highs and lows of teaching your child about food--the high of rediscovering how something tastes for the first time through a child s unedited reaction, the low of thinking you have a precocious vegetable fiend on your hands only to discover that a child s preferences change from day to day (and may take years to include vegetables again). Sharing in his culinary capers is little Iris, a budding gourmand and a zippy critic herself--who makes hug sandwiches, gobbles up hot chilis, and even helps around the kitchen sometimes."Hungry Monkey" takes food enthusiasts on a new adventure in eating-- with dozens of delicious recipes and notes on which can accommodate help from "littlefingers." In the end, our guide reminds us: "Food is fun, and you get to enjoy it three times a day, plus snacks!"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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Instead, I absolutely loved this book. There are only two Rules and they're pretty dang easy to follow. A week after buying the book, reading it, rereading it, and making my husband read it, my son took his first bite of some of the best gyoza in town. And he loved it. There are some things he doesn't love yet, like ice cream, which makes me suspect that he's a changeling. But all-in-all our whole approach towards feeding our son has morphed into something a lot like the approach we have towards feeding ourselves. Eat good food, and enjoy it!
All in all, a well written book that needs to be read by anyone who is absolutely dreading a future of the white-foods-only phase.
Also, the author throws in some unique recipes that are quite delicious!