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Title:
The working parents cookbook : more than 200 recipes for great family meals
Author:
Morgan, Jefferson.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
365 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780811836852
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Book

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Late meetings, soccer practice, and not enough hours in the day -- how can a family fit a good/smart/solid/worthwhile/ hearty breakfast or relaxing dinner into this schedule, much less have it be healthy and delicious? Working parents Jeff and Jodie Morgan show how in this can't-do-without cookbook for moms and dads with busy days, hungry kids, and a desire for family health and harmony. These "kid friendly" recipes are full of fresh ingredients, and most of them can be whipped up in 30minutes or less. All of them let the chef know what he or she is getting into with prep times and complete, easy-to-follow instructions, including plenty of time-saving shortcuts and creative suggestions for leftovers. It's a near endless supply of ideas for quick breakfasts, weekday lunches, no-fuss dinners, and everybody's favorite: dessert. Parents will find options for the inevitable last-minute school potluck or bake sale that even finicky kids (or adults) will gobble up. With tips on everything from table manners to fast alternatives to processed foods, and helpful lists of essential cooking tools and what to keep in a well-stocked pantry, The Working Parents Cookbook is the real-world answer when family time is on the menu.


Author Notes

Jeff and Jodie Morgan are working parents who juggle the demands of their careers and their two daughters, Skye and Zoe. They live in St. Helena, California, where Jeff is a food and wine writer and Jodie is a self-taught cook and social worker who designs programs for women, children, and families.

Jeff and Jodie Morgan are working parents who juggle the demands of their careers and their two daughters, Skye and Zoe. They live in St. Helena, California, where Jeff is a food and wine writer and Jodie is a self-taught cook and social worker who designs programs for women, children, and families.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

To help the hordes of busy parents who have to feed their children on the run, this husband and wife team have gathered 200 quick, family-friendly recipes that they have taste-tested around their own dinner table. Two serious foodies, journalist Jeff Morgan (Dean & Deluca: The Food and Wine Cookbook) and wife Jodie, a social worker and self-trained cook, offer sophisticated, typically 30-minute dishes?and, more importantly, strategies for how to get children to swallow them. The Morgans include a brief primer on healthy eating, shopping and stocking the kitchen, and amply cover breakfast through dinner, and all sorts of snacks, sweets and appetizers in between. Most of the selections are clever variations of more standard foods, like the Salmon Burger with Aioli or their ?house? green salad tossed in a homemade one-minute vinaigrette that their daughters constantly request. Recipe introductions and sidebars offer time and/or money saving tips. For example, the Morgans often substitute canned cannellini beans in the Minestrone Soup instead of soaking and cooking dried ones (which saves time but costs more). While many recipes (as well as the penciled fruit graphics and colorful retro design) will appeal to kids and their more seasoned counterparts, some?like the Country Pate Sandwich with cornichons and sliced onions?may push the palate for both. However, if a child is not yet ready for the Prosciutto, Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza, the authors also include a simple Margherita. Overall, this cookbook promises to be a helpful resource for parents. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.