What Chefs Feed Their Kids

Recipes and Techniques for Cultivating a Love of Good Food

By Fanae Aaron
(Lyons Press, Hardcover, 9780762760954, 224pp.)

Publication Date: November 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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How chefs make food an adventure for their kids and get them to eat healthy—and how you can, too!Recipes and techniques for cultivating a love of good food.

About the Author

Fanae Aaron is an A-list art director who has worked on such films as Ed Wood and Being John Malkovich. She also designs commercials for major products. 


Viktor Budnik is a Los-Angeles–based commercial food photographer. Visit him at viktorbudnikfilmprint.com.

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011

Culinary scholars and serious home cooks share their hard-won wisdom in 11 new cookbooks. They've spent years toiling in the kitchen, and now these experts are here to help you perfect your roast, indulge your sweet tooth or feed your 12-year-old. More at NPR.org

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Sunday, Nov 20, 2011

There are many ways to describe the season between Thanksgiving and New Years, but for cooks, it's cooking season. People across the country are dusting off pots, pans and favorite cookbooks to prepare for multiple holiday dinners and all the meals in between. Host Audie Cornish speaks with Susan Chang of NPR's Kitchen Window about the best cookbooks to cook from or give for the holiday season. More at NPR.org

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Praise For What Chefs Feed Their Kids

"I wish I’d had a copy of What Chefs Feed Their Kids four years ago—back when I was beginning to realize that feeding a child is an ever-evolving art form. Fortunately for new parents, Fanae Aaron’s book presents an astonishingly comprehensive set of solutions—from newborns to adolescents, from purees to table manners, everything you need is inside. The best news of all: The book is loaded with whip-smart, chef-sourced recipes parents will love, too. I might just make that curried chickpea salad for my daughter tonight. And if I do, you can bet I’ll be making a little extra, so I can have some for lunch tomorrow."

—Keith Dixon, author of Cooking for Gracie and The Art of Losing

 "What Chefs Feed Their Kids: Recipes and Techniques for Cultivating a Love of Good Food pairs fine food photography by Viktor Budnik with a solid discussion of chef meals for kids, offering a professional's insights on how to get kids to appreciate food. It comes from a first-time mother and lifelong foodie who sought advice from some twenty award-winning chefs on how they handled their own kids' palates. Chapters provide concrete keys to engaging kids and offer stories about chef family lives and kid-oriented choices. Recipes included make this a powerful survey recommended for culinary and parenting collections alike." - Midwest Book Review

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