Eating Together, Being Together
A unique exploration through recipes, essays, tips, and activities, of how cooking and sharing meals helps to build healthy relationships amongst family and with food.
Sharing their unique insights as chef, child psychologist, and parents, the authors explore and teach the reader how families can engage around a shared meal and that magical things happen for people around food: kids open up while they mix batter or measure flour; adults tell stories of their childhood while they eat a favorite family recipe; bad feelings are mitigated; memories are made.
Eating Together, Being Together has twelve chapters, beginning with an introduction that focuses on organizing your kitchen, followed by ten chapters dedicated to a particular meal or food experience, with a total of 80 recipes, including chapters on Breakfast; Salads; Light Lunches; Soups; All Day Snacks; Dinner: Chicken and Meat; Dinner: Fish; Dinner: Pizza, Pasta, and Veggies; Desserts; and Drinks. The concluding chapter is about setting the table for success.
Each chapter includes an essay about a particular topic that goes with the recipes (mindfulness, picky eaters, how to listen, etc.), eight easy-to-make recipes that show a range of food options (directions that provide step-by-step instructions that make this accessible for parents and kids), and activities for all age groups.