Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater
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 he’s a full-time, stay-at-home Dad and his experience with food has changed . . . a little. He's come to... show more
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 he’s a full-time, stay-at-home Dad and his experience with food has changed . . . a little. He's come 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, and 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 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.
Publish date: April 9th 2010
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Food Writing
Started 3-5-10Lots of laughs-outloud. I enjoyed it very much! And it prompted me to look up Mr. Amster-Burton on the web, finding http://mealoutlaw.com/calendars/show.aspxand http://www.culinate.com/recipes/collections/Contributors/Matthew+Amster-BurtonI also have copied a number of his recipes, n...
I love books that reinforce my own prejudices, and this book does so in spades. I love books that star people I know and like. I especially love books that make me laugh and follow my family around to read aloud to them. Amster-Burton strikes all the right notes in this memoir-cookbook hybrid. He's ...