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The Family Cooks: 100+ Recipes to Get Your Family Craving Food That's Simple, Tasty, and Incredibly…

by Laurie David
Foreword by Katie Couric
Other Kirstin Uhrenholdt

RODALE BOOKS | April 22, 2014 | Paper over Board

The Family Cooks: 100+ Recipes to Get Your Family Craving Food That's Simple, Tasty, and Incredibly Good for You is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.

For families, eating right has become a monumental challenge. Cultural messages convince us that we no longer have time to cook, and food marketers spend billions persuading us that packaged, processed food is convenient, satisfying . . . and the key to happiness. Half of all our meals are now eaten outside the home. The result? Skyrocketing rates of heart disease and diabetes and unprecedented levels of childhood obesity. This crisis is movingly portrayed in author and activist Laurie David’s new documentary (coexecutive produced with Katie Couric), Fed Up!

Luckily, we have a solution: Studies have clearly shown that eating home-cooked meals reduces obesity and develops lifelong healthy eating habits. There is an exciting movement afoot that involves a skillet, a few good knives, and some fresh ingredients: Home cooking is making a comeback.

In The Family Cooks, David inspires parents and kids to take control of what they eat by making it themselves. With her longtime collaborator, Kirstin Uhrenholdt, David offers more than 100 recipes that are simple, fast, “low in the bad stuff and high in the good stuff,” and designed to bring kids into the cooking process. The authors also demystify cooking terms and break down basic prep techniques, creating stress-free meals that foster health, togetherness, and happy palates. The Family Cooks is the ideal companion for unseasoned chefs of all stripes, whether they’re parenting or being parented.

Format: Paper over Board

Dimensions: 288 pages, 10.26 × 8.22 × 0.86 in

Published: April 22, 2014

Publisher: RODALE BOOKS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1623362504

ISBN - 13: 9781623362508

Found in: Healthy Cooking

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Underwhelmed I was excited by the buzz that came with the release of this cookbook and bought it a few months ago (based on Heather's recommendation). I must admit that once I read it, I was disappointed. This is the first time I have ever disagreed with one of Heather?s recommendations! The book is beautifully put together, well written and very nice to look at, but when it came down to pulling out recipes to actually prepare, I had a difficult time finding any that inspired or tempted me. I do fully support the important premise of the book, to get kids involved in meal preparation, getting back to real and basic ingredients and to keep things as healthy (while retaining tastiness) as possible. I think that this book would be more appreciated by households where there is very little cooking, or knowledge of cooking (i.e. those starting from square 1). I have made a handful of the snack and side dishes contained in the book, but found them underwhelming. This book hasn?t moved off of the shelf since the first week I purchased it. Overall, I found the book to be nice to look at, but lacking in recipes that I would actually make for my family (which was surprising given the name), and would not recommend it. The Sweet Potato Chronicles Cookbook is a far superior book, containing a huge amount of realistic meals that all family members regardless of age) are likely to enjoy. Their recipes are also available on their blog, if you want to give some a try before you commit to purchasing their cookbook.
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Cookbook! Incredible information about our food and how to make healthy choices. Pictures are stunning as are the recipes. Everything I have tried so far has been great...so creative, colourful and flavourful. I have not been this excited over a cookbook in a long while. Truly inspriational
Date published: 2014-05-26

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The Family Cooks: 100+ Recipes to Get Your Family Craving Food That's Simple, Tasty, and Incredibly…

by Laurie David
Foreword by Katie Couric
Other Kirstin Uhrenholdt

Format: Paper over Board

Dimensions: 288 pages, 10.26 × 8.22 × 0.86 in

Published: April 22, 2014

Publisher: RODALE BOOKS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1623362504

ISBN - 13: 9781623362508

From the Publisher

For families, eating right has become a monumental challenge. Cultural messages convince us that we no longer have time to cook, and food marketers spend billions persuading us that packaged, processed food is convenient, satisfying . . . and the key to happiness. Half of all our meals are now eaten outside the home. The result? Skyrocketing rates of heart disease and diabetes and unprecedented levels of childhood obesity. This crisis is movingly portrayed in author and activist Laurie David’s new documentary (coexecutive produced with Katie Couric), Fed Up!

Luckily, we have a solution: Studies have clearly shown that eating home-cooked meals reduces obesity and develops lifelong healthy eating habits. There is an exciting movement afoot that involves a skillet, a few good knives, and some fresh ingredients: Home cooking is making a comeback.

In The Family Cooks, David inspires parents and kids to take control of what they eat by making it themselves. With her longtime collaborator, Kirstin Uhrenholdt, David offers more than 100 recipes that are simple, fast, “low in the bad stuff and high in the good stuff,” and designed to bring kids into the cooking process. The authors also demystify cooking terms and break down basic prep techniques, creating stress-free meals that foster health, togetherness, and happy palates. The Family Cooks is the ideal companion for unseasoned chefs of all stripes, whether they’re parenting or being parented.

About the Author

Laurie David is the producer of the new documentary Fed Up! and produced the 2006 Academy Award–winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. She is also the author of the bestselling Stop Global Warming and of The Family Dinner. The recipient of numerous honors, including the Producers Guild of America’s Stanley Kramer Award, a Humanitas Prize Special Award, Glamour’s Woman of the Year, and the Audubon Society’s Rachel Carson Award, David has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.

Editorial Reviews

"With these delicious recipes that celebrate flavor and seasonality, Laurie David gives parents a simple roadmap for bringing children into a new and lasting relationship to food. All families should have this wonderful book in their kitchen!"—Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café, founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project, and the author of The Art of Simple Food I and II

"Wow! A dream come true for busy parents. Fun to read... gorgeous to look at...delicious to eat. Family Cooks will make your kids ask for seconds and build great eating habits to last a lifetime. How great for the price of just one book!"—Harvey Karp, MD, creator of the DVD/book The Happiest Toddler on the Block

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