“I originally added this book to my wish list because I thought it sounded like a fun memoir to read. Once I found out I was pregnant, though, my mom bought this for me and I'm so happy I read it before having a baby. It actually has some pretty good ideas in getting kids involved in the cooking process. It's also reassuring to read about someone who makes a living on his love for food discuss his frustrations in raising a picky eater.”Allison Silletto wrote this review Sunday, June 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a very easy read.. funny, but not trying too hard. A decent amount of anecdotes while still relaying content. I found it insightful into how and why children can be picky eaters, as a (former?) picky eater myself. I also found the recipes and strategies very helpful for any busy person, not just for someone with children. ”Candidia wrote this review Thursday, September 22, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fantastic...made me want to cook for Baby Owen NOW. I think I may have to wait, since he's only 3 weeks old.”Kendra M wrote this review Monday, January 10, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“AWESOME! Author is very funny and the recipes are great!”Kim W wrote this review Friday, September 24, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very funny. Some good sounding recipes.”Eric W wrote this review Friday, July 2, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very funny. Great recipes. ”Sherri L wrote this review Wednesday, March 24, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I did not pick up this book because I was looking for guidance with feeding my kids or even for the recipes (though a few do look enticing). It just seemed like a quick and interesting read about something I love - FOOD! You'd be hard pressed to find a book about food I didn't want to read (excepting perhaps "1001 Uses for Sheep's Brains").
I absolutely agree with several of Amster-Burton's points - picky kids will not die from lack of nutrition, bland is not best for baby (little babies in Bangladesh are born with the same little taste buds as babies in Milwaukee) and for the love of all that is holy ... dessert is not the devil! He backs a few of his opinions up with some research which is nice if you want to throw the information in someone's face ... say a mother-in-law or know-it-all co-worker. I think when it comes to food a good deal of very well intentioned parents create issues that don't need to be created. Food is to be enjoyed -- so if you aren't enjoying your wheat germ flavored organic gruel chances are your kids aren't either. Food -- you gotta love it! ”