Jun 24, 09
Read in June, 2009
Such a sweet book, ostensibly about food, but also just a sweet memoir of Amster-Burton parenting his daughter. He is the primary care provider during the day for Iris, a now 4 year old, with a great imagination. (As he says, "My wife brings home the metaphorical bacon, but I bring home the bacon." He is a food writer and foodie and his wife is a librarian.)
It is easy to become a little neurotic when you read most books about feeding your baby (i.e. Don't do this or they will DIE!) and this book brings much needed humor, fun, and joy to the act of feeding and eating with kids. Plus, recipes, many of which you can cook with toddlers and pre-schoolers. He is a little heavy on the meat and sugar for my tastes, but that hasn't diminished my pleasure in reading this so far.