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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (August 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470286458
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470286456
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

An essential cookbook and guide for foodie parents who believe kids deserve better than burgers, pizza, and chicken nuggets

Dedicated foodies Hugh Garvey and Matthew Yeomans saw no reason to abandon adventurous eating once they had kids. Between them, they and their wives now have four children under five-all of whom eat "adult" fare and gladly try new foods. In this lively full-color cookbook, Garvey and Yeomans share their strategies for raising fearless, unfussy eaters. They don't try to hide vegetables or trick kids into eating healthy food. Instead, they show how to broaden kids' tastes-and put together simple but sophisticated meals that the whole family will love. From Orange and Ginger Soy Ribs to Spinach Mac and Cheese and Watermelon and Feta Salad, the book's 72 recipes have plenty of kid appeal, but are stylish enough to satisfy food-loving parents.

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"...this is an essential collection of sophisticated, kid-friendly -- and delicious -- recipes..." (Easy Food, September 2009).

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Customer Reviews

Thank you, Gastrokid, for creating recipes I want to cook and kids will want to eat!
Carrie
They all melded perfectly with the delicately roasted chickpeas and were an excellent topping for freshly toasted baguette slices.
Erin E. Nichols
We just made our first recipe from the Gastrokid Cookbook and can't wait to try more.
C. Kaufman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Erin E. Nichols on August 18, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The basic tenant of The Gastrokid Cookbook is essentially to provide you with a repertoire of sophisticated, nourishing and kid-friendly recipes that are substantial enough for adults while still being appealing to children. It's certainly much less tantrum inducing if you whip up an alternate meal for your child at dinner time if you've decided to enjoy a nice Bolognese that evening, but Yeomans and Garvey are here to encourage you not to. Their delicious array of recipes from Citrus-Cured Chicken Breast to Mod Mediterranean Braised Beef Brisket are sure to please everyone who sits down at your dining room table whether they are three, thirty-three, or one-hundred and three.

While entrees like Orange and Ginger Soy Pork Ribs might sound impossibly time consuming and difficult you'll be shocked to learn that the entire recipe consists of only nine ingredients and the instructions are presented in barely more than two succinct paragraphs. This is exactly how each recipe is laid out. Yeomans and Garvey know that you don't have time to peruse a three-page cooking tome when you have a baby, a toddler, and a dog all swarming at your feet.

After looking through the cookbook I decided that I had to try their Roasted Chickpea Bruschetta. It was beyond simple and really only involved opening two cans of super healthy chickpeas, the pitting of a few olives, a quick chop, slice, and a drizzle of oil. I'm just in love with this simple savory dish and I thoroughly enjoyed the salty combination of olives, tangy vinegar, and garlic. They all melded perfectly with the delicately roasted chickpeas and were an excellent topping for freshly toasted baguette slices. And as per the author's observation in the text, kids will undoubtedly enjoy frolicking after the little round beans as they inevitably tumble from their bread slices. My cats had quite the field day with runaway chickpeas last night. In addition I fully intend to use the leftovers as a topping for salad tonight.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By M. Wooten on August 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I just received this cookbook yesterday and am so excited to try the recipes. Normally, I feel like when I am reading a cookbook there are more recipes that I DON'T want to try than I do - but not with Gastrokid. There are so many great sounding dishes. I purchased it because I'm trying to make meals that will satisfy both my husband and myself, and my 19 month old. I want him to like the type of food that we like - not just chicken nugs and tater tots. I just made my first recipe tonight - the pork with caramelized milk sauce. I don't know why it tastes so good, but it is excellent! It's also fun to read - with good ideas tossed in here and there about how to serve different foods to your child. Glad I got this one!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By H. Fogarty on August 20, 2009
Format: Hardcover
i love this book! visually, the photos and layout are so clever, but what's really impressive is that the recipes actually work. tons of great tips on seasoning, shopping and serving. practical but never pretentious ideas for getting kids to eat fresh and seasonal (the pizza recipes are inspired). oh, and my favorite is the roasted chickpea bruschetta. i've had mario batali's version at babbo, and dare i say that gastrokid's is better!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Higgins on November 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Within 48 hours of owning this book I'd already made 4 recipes - all were fast, all were easy, all were with ingredients I had on hand and all were completely devoured by my family (a toddler, a six year old & dear hubby). For those scared by recipes that include baby octopus, read the front cover "Feeding a Foodie Family". This is not for people that cook with crisco or use peas from a can (unless of course you're trying to change your ways). My husband so enjoyed the Panko breaded "chicken nuggets" that I made tonight, he's actually sitting on the couch and reading through the cookbook himself - a first!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Carrie on August 12, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I think perhaps the battle over endless begging for mac and cheese night after night may finally be over. Thank you, Gastrokid, for creating recipes I want to cook and kids will want to eat!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. Kaufman on August 19, 2009
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We have always love to cook and experiment with food, but with hectic family life that had fallen by the wayside. Now that our kids are a bit older we are rediscovering our love of cooking. We just made our first recipe from the Gastrokid Cookbook and can't wait to try more. We made the grilled fennel and asparagus with parmesan and it was out of this world! Paired with some grilled mako shark, the entire meal -- from prep to plate -- took less than 25 minutes! This cookbook will be the salvation of many busy families looking for more healthful, flavorful food to serve any night of the week.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. Gentry on February 11, 2010
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My daughter started cooking the day she opened this book. Perhaps any cookbook would have had this effect but the recipes here are medium-difficulty but clearly explained and delicious. We've tried out a few and been very pleased.
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THE GASTROKID COOKBOOK: FEEDING A FOODIE FAMILY IN A FAST-FOOD WORLD is all about food appeal for modern kids and comes from two dedicated food fans who wanted to instill a sense of eating adventure in their kids. The two authors and their wives now have four kids under five - all of whom eat 'adult' fare and like to try new foods. Recipes here are designed to help broaden a child's tastes with food the entire family will relish. Highly recommended.
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