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Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater

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ISBN13: 9780151013241
ISBN10: 0151013241
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A memoir about the joys of food and parenting and the wild mélange of the two

 

Matthew Amster-Burton was a restaurant critic and food writer long before he and his wife, Laurie, had Iris. Now hes a full-time, stay-at-home Dad and his experience with food has changed . . . a little. He's come to realize that kids dont 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 childs unedited reaction, and the low of thinking you have a precocious vegetable fiend on your hands only to discover that a childs 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 huge sandwiches, gobbles up hot chilis, and even helps around the kitchen sometimes. Hungry Monkey takes food enthusiasts on a new adventure in eating and offers dozens of delicious recipes that "little fingers" can help to make.

About the Author

Matthew Amster-Burton is a restaurant critic, food writer, and former rock journalist with credits in The Best Food Writing, The Seattle Times, Gourmet, Seattle Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Parent Map, culinate.com, and egullet.com--as well as his food blog, Roots and Grubs. He lives in Seattle with his wife Laurie, a school librarian, and his daughter Iris.
 

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Marcus, May 15, 2009 (view all comments by Marcus)
Super funny book about the adventures of raising a kid under a foodie's watch. The writing style and pace of the book make it tough to put down. Plenty of bacon and pirate references as any good book should have.

The recipies seem to be pretty dang good. I have made the Phad Thai recipe so far and am going to try out the braised short ribs soon even though my kid can't eat real food yet.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780151013241
Subtitle:
A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Amster-Burton, Matthew
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Parenting - Child Rearing
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Pediatrics
Subject:
Children -- Nutrition.
Subject:
Food preferences in children.
Subject:
Food writers
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100409
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.54 lb

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Children's Health
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Children's Nutrition
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General

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