The Mom 100 Family Table
So, what’s the new book about? I’ll tell you!
The Mom 100 Family Table is about making everyone in the whole family happy, including the cook. It will be filled with dishes that everyone can enjoy together — and so, most of the recipes will have the Fork in the Road feature, the element that allows the cook to easily adjust the recipe as they are cooking it so you end up with a version that each person at the table will love. Flexible recipes. No more pressure to be a short order cook to meet everyone’s particular whims. One family, one dinner.
If someone in your family hates spicy, you will be able to pull out some of the dish and leave it milder. If you want to make a dish half vegetarian, half with meat, there will be lots of recipes for that. If your kid is really attached to plain and simple food, but you want something with more interest, there are loads of dishes that accomplish this goal. The Mom 100 Family Table designs to remove as many obstacles as possible from enjoying a great meal as a family, and at the same time aims to make the cook feel great about herself.
The single nicest part about writing the first The Mom 100 Cookbook is when I hear someone tell me that the Mom 100 book has made her feel more confident as a cook. I have been the thrilled recipient of many emails and tweets and FB posts and in person discussions letting me know that someone who has not felt all that great about her cooking prowess now feels like it’s within her grasp to be happy in the kitchen. I can’t think of a single food-writer dividend that makes me feel more fulfilled.
There will be sneak peeks of recipes in the coming year, and the book will be available in August 2015. It seems like a long way off, but there’s a lot that goes into making a book. And meanwhile, I always have this blog to keep me busy. Anyway, thanks for reading, thanks for cooking, and stay tuned for second helpings.