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Today's featured book:
Title: National Georgraphic Kids
A Year-Round FUN Food Adventure
By: Barton Seaver
My take on the book:
This book is truly exemplary. Kids will love to take on the great food adventures that are jam-packed into each and every page. Seaver has covered the art of cooking to a "T". The book includes tools to use, safety elements, techniques you need to be familiar with and wordage that is appropriate only for budding chefs. You will catch the buzz of excitement as you uncover a 12 -month suggested plan to make your eating habits not only a blast but also very healthy for you. The book highlights food play, holiday meals, special occasion cooking, traditions, heritage, green, snacks, family cooking and competitions. You can grow an indoor Herb Garden and pack a perfect picnic or lunch. The book celebrates the joy of food, preparing it and sharing it together with friends and family.
Sidebars wrap around the text to profile real people and cool facts. Everything about the book is kid-friendly, inviting and interactive. The photographs are a treat to behold as mouth-watering dishes are displayed for your visual delight. I highly, highly recommend this book. Time to put on your apron junior chef and do egg-actly what explorer Chef Barton invites you to do. He gives you lots of fun food for thought...will you take the challenge?
About Chef Barton:
Chef, author, and National Geographic Fellow Barton Seaver is on a mission to help us restore our relationships with the ecosystems, people, and cultures of our world—through dinner. Seaver explores these themes in his first cookbook, For Cod & Country, his website BartonSeaver.org [link to http://www.bartonseaver.org/], and as host of both the National Geographic Web series “Cook-Wise” and the three-part TV series “In Search of Food.”
Before he was spreading the sustainability message, Seaver graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute of America. After traveling extensively in southern Spain and Morocco, Seaver returned to his native Washington, DC, in 2005 and began his career as a chef, first with Jose Andres at Jaleo, then as executive chef of Café Saint-Ex, and later at its sister restaurant Bar Pilar. In 2007, Seaver became chef-owner of the sustainable seafood restaurant Hook in Georgetown, which made the Washington Post’s Top 50 andBon Appétit’s Top 10 Eco-Friendly Restaurants. In a single year, the restaurant served 78 species of seafood, and Seaver's devotion to sustainability led to national media attention. In 2008, he was honored as a “Seafood Champion” by the Seafood Choices Alliance and as “Rising Culinary Star of the Year” by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. He was named Esquire magazine’s “Chef of the Year” in 2009.
With National Geographic, Seaver works on ocean issues to increase awareness and inspire action. He also works closely with D.C. Central Kitchen, the School Nutrition Association, the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, and Future of Fish. Seaver’s work has been featured in Cooking Light, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, Fortune, and Vanity Fair. He has appeared on CNN, NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Weekend Edition,” and Bloomberg Radio. In 2010, he gave a TED Talk aboard the National Geographic Endeavor.
Book Review Rating: 9 (Close to perfection!)
Read on and read always! Have a remarkable day everyone.