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The Mom 100 Family Table

by Katie Workman  •  May 31, 2014

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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.

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THERE ARE 9 COMMENTS ON THIS POST:

  1. Jul 22, 2014
    @ 11:22 AM
    Wendi says ....

    Great news! But we have to wait a whole year? Sigh. Thank you for sharing your talents! Your cookbook is brilliant simplicity.

    Reply

    • Jul 23, 2014
      @ 14:05 PM
      Katie Workman says ....

      Thank you so much Wendi! What a seriously awesome phrase.

      Reply

  2. Jul 20, 2014
    @ 18:55 PM
    Reynaul says ....

    Excited! Can’t wait! I have the MOM 100 and I LOVE it!!!!!

    Reply

    • Jul 23, 2014
      @ 14:06 PM
      Katie Workman says ....

      thank you!

      Reply

  3. Jul 11, 2014
    @ 21:27 PM
    Pamela Waterman (@BracesFriendly) says ....

    The other night my daughter made her umpteenth batch of chickpea poppers while I did some fish with the balsamic glaze, both from The Mom 100 book; my copy has sprouted its own crop of Post-Its at our regular recipes, but I keep trying others, too. How fun to hear you’re working on a follow-up book that includes the great Fork in the Road concept. Good luck with the photo shoot; they always seem crazy even when things are going well!

    Reply

    • Jul 15, 2014
      @ 10:35 AM
      Katie Workman says ....

      that sounds like a pretty rocking meal (and healthy, but most of all rocking).

      Reply

  4. Jun 9, 2014
    @ 16:20 PM
    Beth says ....

    Cannot. Wait. I’ve been needing this cookbook for a couple years now. I’ve been keeping a pile of flexible recipes that work for all members of my family, but that pile is mighty small. Glad I’ll be able to add to the stack!

    Reply

    • Jun 10, 2014
      @ 10:56 AM
      Katie Workman says ....

      glad you’ll put it to good use!

      Reply

  5. Jun 1, 2014
    @ 10:10 AM
    Diane Henderson says ....

    Can’t wait!!

    Reply

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