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Glossy without substance
on December 15, 2011
Albeit this book looks nice - it would look good on a coffee table. But it is poorly written, replete with anecdotes about the author and her son as well as the chefs she interviews that are often banal and sometimes even off-topic. The book is organized by age groups, but that's about the only organizational structure the reader can detect. The writing is all over the map. The photos are nice; the paper the pages are printed on are heavy and glossy, but other than that the book disappoints. There are some good recipes but there's not enough of them. Instead, the pages are mostly filled with the rather meaningless anecdotes mentioned above. Furthermore, a lot of the recipes are highly impractical. Granted, the recipes are what chefs cook up for their kids so they're going to be more sophisticated but a lot of them just go too far to be a practical dish to serve your kids. Finally, if you're looking for a cookbook that will show you how to cook health-conscious meals for your kids, What Chefs Feed Their Kids is decidedly not it.