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Dec 31, 2012 07:21 AM

Book about cooking for a child... I can't remember the title and I'm losing my mind! Arrgh!!

Hey all...

A few years ago, I read a memoir written by a chef...from Seattle, I think...who wrote about the experience of cooking for (and with) his young daughter. Specifically, we wrote about his intention to raise a little foodie who would eat anything happily and not just chicken nuggets and mac n cheese. Needless to say, he didn't succeed.

I wanted to recommend it to a friend but I can't remember the title and my Google efforts have lead to everything *but* the name of the book. It's making me a little crazy.

So, help a girl out here. Has anybody else read this book? Or perhaps someone here has better search-fu than I do and can figure this out for me. Thank you!

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  1. My search found "Hungry Monkey" by Matthew Amster-Burton. Not sure if it's the right one but the have it on Amazon.

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    1. re: GIOny

      That's it! Oh, thank you. The author is a food critic, not a chef. That's probably why my frantic Googling was getting me nowhere. "Chef + Seattle + Daughter + Book" gets you a bevy of pages about some Beard Award chef who owns a bunch of restaurants in Seattle, one of which is named after his daughter. And when you swap out the term "daughter" for "child", you get a bunch of sites about Julia Child. Derp.

    2. I have that book. Have you cooked anything from it that you recommend?