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Hungry Monkey by Matthew Amster-Burton
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Jan 19, 2010

really liked it

Matthew Amster-Burton deserves some kind of parenting medal. Most parents will take any opportunity to brag on their child's latest triumph or repeat the funny things they say. Amster-Burton actually convinced a publisher to pay him to write a book whose premise (raising a child with sophisticated tastebuds) is a flimsy pretext for parental bragging. Bravo!

The book has a number of good recipes and amusing stories. Since my daughter is less than a year old, it's nice to preview what's coming up in our culinary life. Amster-Burton is practical and, like me, a stay-at-home dad (and his daughter's name is the same as mine). There are a lot of good real-world ideas in here, and it reads quickly, almost like a series of magazine articles. There are even -- gasp! -- a couple crock-pot recipes. A good resource for parents looking to shake up their routine or expand their food repertoire.

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