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The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time

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ISBN13: 9780446565462
ISBN10: 0446565466
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This book is both inspiring and empowering. There are great ideas for making family meals a reality in your home. Menus, recipes, conversation starters, and much more. Besides the how-to aspect, there are stories about family meals past and present from actual people with real, active, and diverse families. This book is for any one who would like help re-connecting with their loved ones.
Recommended by Kathy H, Powell's Books at PDX

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The producer of An Inconvenient Truth, Laurie David's new mission is to help America's overwhelmed families sit down to a Family Dinner, and she provides all the reasons, recipes and fun tools to do so.

Laurie David speaks from her own experience confronting the challenges of raising two teenage girls. Today's parents have lots to deal with and technology is making their job harder than ever. Research has proven that everything we worry about as parents--from drugs to alcohol, promiscuity, to obesity, academic achievement and just good old nutrition--can all be improved by the simple act of eating and talking together around the table.

Laurie has written a practical, inspirational, fun (and, of course, green) guide to the most important hour in any parent's day. Chock-full chapters include: Over seventy-five kid approved fantastic recipes; tips on teaching green values; conversation starters; games to play to help even the shyest family member become engaged; ways to express gratitude; the family dinner after divorce (hint: keep eating together) and much more. Filled with moving memories and advice from the country's experts and teachers, this book will get everyone away from electronic screens and back to the dinner table.

Review:

"Film and TV producer David (An Inconvenient Truth) enlists more than 50 child-care experts, writers, celebrities, activists, musicians, and chefs--including Nora Ephron, Maya Angelou, Judge Judy, Michael Pollan, Sheryl Crow, and Alice Waters--in support of family mealtime rituals. Mother of two girls, David presents a grab bag of child-friendly ideas from her trial-and-error experiments before and after divorcing actor Larry David: creative table settings; quick weekday meals and leftovers; cooking with kids; table games; reading selections and discussion topics; and ways for divorced parents to establish food traditions. For the recipes, Uhrenholdt draws on her Danish heritage and global flavors. It may take effort to entice young children with artichokes and edamame, most will likely enjoy composting and gardening; while teens may balk at table games, David knows how to snag an audience with viable alternatives to enemies of health and togetherness (TV, computers, cellphones, factory farm — produced foods, soda, plastics, etc.). She tempers her earnest tone with whimsical flourishes (poetry, quotes) and nostalgic reminiscences from contributors. Parents willing to adjust busy schedules to raise healthy, conscious, and confident children will find David's ideas practical and enjoyable, her passion irresistible. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

The new mission of the producer of "An Inconvenient Truth" is to help America's overwhelmed families sit down to a family dinner. David provides all the reasons, recipes, and fun tools to do so.

About the Author

Laurie David, ex-wife of Larry David, is a media savvy powerhouse. She founded the Stop Global Warming Virtual March, produced the Academy Award winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, and launched the Stop Global Warming College Tour with Sheryl Crow. She's been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and Good Morning America; is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, and is author of The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming (Scholastic, 9/07).

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Working Portland Mom, November 30, 2010 (view all comments by Working Portland Mom)
What is cozier than Family Dinner?! This book has great tips and ideas about starting new traditions around your family table. But, the best part is the simple recipes and meal planning ideas (take-out is not shunned!) for two parent working families like ours. The recipes are easy to follow, and the tips on what to do with left-overs make dinner the next night a snap! At our house we are addicted to both; Kirstin's Nanna's Frikadeller, and the Deep Dark Black Bean Soup. My kids love the games, and I love sitting at the table in the glow of candlelight watching everyone make memories.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446565462
Author:
David, Laurie
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Author:
Foer, Jonathan Safran
Author:
Uhrenholdt, Kirstin
Author:
Karp, Dr. Harvey
Author:
Baker, Maryellen
Subject:
General
Subject:
Activities
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Cookery, International
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Subject:
Cookbooks; Recipes; Nutrition; Gastronomy; Family relationships
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.25 x 8.5 x 1 in 2.41 lb

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Product details 256 pages Grand Central Publishing - English 9780446565462 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This book is both inspiring and empowering. There are great ideas for making family meals a reality in your home. Menus, recipes, conversation starters, and much more. Besides the how-to aspect, there are stories about family meals past and present from actual people with real, active, and diverse families. This book is for any one who would like help re-connecting with their loved ones.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Film and TV producer David (An Inconvenient Truth) enlists more than 50 child-care experts, writers, celebrities, activists, musicians, and chefs--including Nora Ephron, Maya Angelou, Judge Judy, Michael Pollan, Sheryl Crow, and Alice Waters--in support of family mealtime rituals. Mother of two girls, David presents a grab bag of child-friendly ideas from her trial-and-error experiments before and after divorcing actor Larry David: creative table settings; quick weekday meals and leftovers; cooking with kids; table games; reading selections and discussion topics; and ways for divorced parents to establish food traditions. For the recipes, Uhrenholdt draws on her Danish heritage and global flavors. It may take effort to entice young children with artichokes and edamame, most will likely enjoy composting and gardening; while teens may balk at table games, David knows how to snag an audience with viable alternatives to enemies of health and togetherness (TV, computers, cellphones, factory farm — produced foods, soda, plastics, etc.). She tempers her earnest tone with whimsical flourishes (poetry, quotes) and nostalgic reminiscences from contributors. Parents willing to adjust busy schedules to raise healthy, conscious, and confident children will find David's ideas practical and enjoyable, her passion irresistible. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , The new mission of the producer of "An Inconvenient Truth" is to help America's overwhelmed families sit down to a family dinner. David provides all the reasons, recipes, and fun tools to do so.
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