Hungry Monkey

Hungry Monkey

A Food-loving Father's Quest to Raise An Adventurous Eater

Book - 2010 | First Mariner Books edition.
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A memoir about the joys of food and parenting and the wild m#65533;lange 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 newadventure in eating and offers dozens of delicious recipes that "little fingers" can help to make.

Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Edition: First Mariner Books edition.
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780547336893
Branch Call Number: 649.3 AMS
Characteristics: x, 260 pages


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Jun 04, 2014

A great book for those interested in eating well with kids involved. Author has a easy-to-follow voice and made me laugh a lot!

Plus, he includes fun recipes to try with the family.

Dec 27, 2011

Great, fun read. I liked it so much I found the authors blog here:

Over the holidays I tend to recruit sous chefs from the gaggle of nieces and nephews running around. They seem to love it, I have an easier time and some of the deeper conversations we've had have occurred in the kitchen. I love that Hungry Monkey isn't a "trick your kids into eating well" manual but really is about the adventure of preparing food together and trying new things.

Feb 28, 2011

I loved this book! His writing style is hilarious yet insightful and the recipes look absolutely delicious. Most of the recipes included are also easy or well-explained enough that I would feel confident trying them out. I actually liked this book so much (and wanted the recipes) that I bought my own copy!

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