Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Title: WhatChefs Feed Their Kids
Author: Fanae Aaron
Review: What a great book for parents to have as a resource. Picky eaters make dinner time difficult on the best days and here is a book that will help put your mind to rest. How do other families kids eat? How do I get my kids to just try new things? Why do we have to always eat ‘Kid food’? Well pick up this book and learn what has worked for those actually in the food industry.
From birth to teens this book will give you ideas, recipes, experiences, answers to problems you may have with your child’s eating. How much is too much? How much is too little? I have been blessed with kids that eat pretty much anything. We started them out young eating what we ate…no baby food…gross would you even eat it? I loved the order of this book and how it started out with the youngest eaters and then progressed. Great personal experiences and I have even tried a few recipes and they are good and the kids ate them!
This book would make a wonderful baby gift to new parents or a Christmas gift to a hard to buy for family. My only complaint is the size of the photos of the food. I like full-page photos in my recipe books, and even some of the prep-work. Otherwise this is a terrific book for all parents out there. Who wants picky eaters anyway? I sure don’t, it makes meal time a fight. I’d rather have a experience we all can enjoy.
My kids are pickie eaters and I tried this book out. They are still pickie eaters but I am now not cooking for them but for myself and husband and hopefully one day they will learn to love food. If not they will ove somewhere with crazy food choices that are not Chinese, or Mexican Food. (IE mommy's tacos)
Publisher: Published November 8th 2011 by LyonsPress
Quick Review: 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: Sent by the publisher for review.
Synopsis: How do the people who know the most about food tackle the special challenges of cooking for children’s palates? How do they get their children to join them at the dinner table when most kids would rather play under the tablecloth? Why do some kids love to eat broccoli, sushi, or pesto while others insist on chicken nuggets every night?
The book’s first-class lineup includes: Eric Bromberg, Marc Murphy, Zack Gross, Ana Sortun, Piero Selvaggio, and Floyd Cardoz. These chefs stimulate their kids’ curiosity about new foods by engaging them in the process without coercing them, and they share their tips and stories, which provide an intimate glimpse into the chefs’ family lives. Chefs’ strategies include allowing their kids to help prepare meals, taking them to farmers’ markets, and giving them choices with healthy family style meals. What Chefs Feed Their Kids also features seventy-five flavorful recipes—such as Kale and Scrambed Eggs, Baby Lamb Chops, Nori Chips, and Risotto with Pumpkin, Ginger, and Sage—from a variety of cuisines.
Author Biography: A lifelong foodie and a first-time mother, Fanae Aaron had lots of questions about how to teach her son to enjoy a variety of fresh, whole foods. So she sought out a diverse group of twenty award-winning chefs who are also parents to write What Chefs Feed Their Kids.