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The taming of the C.A.N.D.Y. monster (continuously advertised nutritionally deficient yummies) : a cookbook
Lansky, Vicki.
Personal Author:
Revised twentieth anniversary edition.
Publication Information:
Deephaven, MN : Book Peddlers ; Emeryville, Calif. : book trade distribution, Publisher's Group West, 1999.
Physical Description:
165 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
General Note:
Includes index.


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TX361.C5 L3 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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It's been 20 years since Vicki Lansky's cookbook first hit the New York Times bestseller list. In this new edition, Lansky provides less sugary desserts, tasty alternatives to junk food snacks, and easy meals to please even the pickiest eaters.

Author Notes

Vicki Lansky was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 6, 1942. She received a B.A. from Connecticut College in 1963. She worked as a buyer for a New York City clothing store, as a freelance photographer, and as a childbirth education teaching assistant. In 1974, she and several other mothers collaborated on a babyfood cookbook. When none of the publishers they approached were interested in the book, Lansky and her husband decided to publish the book themselves and distribute it from home. Their creative promotional efforts turned Feed Me! I'm Yours into one of the bestselling cookbooks in its category.

Lansky found her niche as a writer and publisher of parenting materials. She wrote more than 30 books during her lifetime including The Taming of the C.A.N.D.Y. Monster, Practical Parenting Tips for the First Five Years, KoKo Bear's New Potty, and Fat-Proofing Your Children. She received the 1990 Parent's Choice Award for Vicky Lansky's Divorce Book for Parents: Helping Children Cope with Divorce and Its Aftermath.

In 1979, she began publishing a bimonthly newsletter called Practical Parenting, which led to a nationally syndicated radio feature. She was the founder and owner of The Book Peddlars, a publisher and literary agency. She was also a columnist for Family Circle magazine and for Sesame Street Parents magazine. She died from nonalcoholic cirrhosis on January 15, 2017 at the age of 75.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Booklist Review

This revised and updated version of Lansky's popular cookbook offers a smattering of new recipes and brief information on a variety of recent topics including NutraSweet, cholesterol, and the medical link between diet and hyperactivity. Designed to appeal to the ever-increasing legion of nutrition-conscious parents, the text presents a host of wholesome, appetizing food ideas. Publication will coincide with the release of Lansky's Fat-Proofing Your Children (Booklist 84:1211 Mr 15 88). Recommended for libraries not having a copy of the original 1978 edition. Index. MF. 641.5'63 Cookery / Food / Nutrition [OCLC] 78-102315