Hungry Monkey is the story of one man’s coming 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. A restaurant critic and food writer, now a stay-at-home dad, Amster-Burton 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, 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. 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, with dozens of delicious recipes and notes on which ones can accommodate help from “little fingers.” In the end, our guide reminds us: “Food is fun, and you get to enjoy it three times a day, plus snacks!”
In one of the most unique parenting books to hit the shelves in some time, food critic Matthew Amster-Burton reveals the secret techniques he used to cultivate the culinary tastes of his little girl, Iris. Amster-Burton humorously reviews how he insinuated vegetables into Iris's diet and delicately weaned her off grilled cheese and Happy Meals, while vicariously reliving the wonder of tasting his favorite treats for the first time. He also includes lots of delicious, kid-friendly, gourmet recipes to help turn your kid into a HUNGRY MONKEY.
- Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine, Family + Relationships
- Subgenre: Parenting / Child Rearing, Essays
- Edition: Reprint
- Format: paperback
- Release Date:
April 9, 2010
- Date Published:
April 9, 2010
Author: Matthew Amster-Burton
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- Online Item #: 12218471
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-6680
- ISBN: 9780547336893
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