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The Dinner Diaries
The Dinner Diaries
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Author : Betsy Block
Publisher : Algonquin Books
ISBN# : 9781565125704
Pages : 261
Price :INR 941
Offer Price:INR 837
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Book Description

A harried mother of two, Betsy Block is in pursuit of the perfect family meal: local, toxin-free, humane, and healthful. But soon she finds herself in a mealtime maze beset by conflicting, often unrealistic advice, and further complicated by two picky kids and a finicky husband. Determined not to give up the good-food fight, she comes up with a creative ten-step makeover plan. She consults experts, visits farms, and overcomes the pitfalls, struggles, and triumphs of eating well when busy schedules, surreptitious lunch trades, snack machines, permissive grandparents, and willful temptations intervene.

As entertaining as it is informative, The Dinner Diaries is for any family who wants to change the way they ear—one forkful at a time.

Includes charts, food lists, recipes, tips, and suggested culinary and farm programs for kids.

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Starred Review.In this healthy living self-help memoir, food writer Block makes the decision to improve her familys diet based on the latest research in nutrition and sustainable, earth-friendly food sources; with that choice, she and her husband find themselves rowing against the strong currents of popular culture, powerful food lobbies and reluctant children. Beset by conflicting expert advice, Block manages to carve out a narrow path between what her family should eat and what they actually will eat. Each chapter takes a semi-comic look at serious issues like child-targeted advertising, fish farming, school lunches, picky eaters and sourcing local produce. With plenty of research on each issue, Block presents her arguments from all sides, and her role as mother to two active children makes her an authentic and relatable source. Her keen sense of humor doesnt hurt either; after finding a local source of organic meat, she happily reports, "Andy gets both bacon and a content wife; I get a healthier family and world; daughter Maya gets pasta, as usual." Though not as straightforward as the latest hide-the-veggies cookbook for sneaky moms, this guide to healthy, responsible family eating is a practical, insightful read for any concerned parent.
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About The Author:

Betsy Block has written food features and restaurant reviews for the Boston Globe and Wondertime Magazine, and online for A regular contributor to NPRs Kitchen Window, she lives in Boston with her husband, two children, and fourteen-year-old mutt.


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