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Cookbooks365: 10 Cookbooks That Changed the Way We Cooked in 2014

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We’re honored Cooksbook365 have chosen “The Family Cooks” as one of their “10 Cookbooks That Changed the Way We Cooked in 2014″. Their review of the book makes us smile:

“I love this cookbook for its stop overthinking it and just get cooking attitude. Cook with your kids, have fun doing it, then eat as a family and enjoy each other’s company! Any more questions? I find myself coming back to these recipes again and again, and I’m never disappointed (nor is my daughter, who would like the beans and toast every night, thank-you very much). Sometimes I page through just reading, with no plans of actually cooking, because the outright friendly tone makes me cheerful. It’s like spending time with my besties, and leaves a smile on my face every time.”

We’re also honored to be in such fine company, as the other cookbooks they selected are some of our favorites too. Of course we’d love it if you picked up extra copies of “The Family Cooks” for friends this holiday gift season, but no one can have too much inspiration in the kitchen.

Check out “10 Cookbooks That Changed the Way We Cooked in 2014″ from Cookbooks365.

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Laurie Featured in Cherry Bombe Magazine

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Cherry Bombe, a beautifully designed biannual magazine 
that celebrates women and food, has a feature written by Laurie in the most recent Spring/Summer edition (Issue #3).

In the piece “Cook or Be Cooked,” Laurie explains why we all need to reclaim mealtime:

“Americans eat 31 percent more packaged food than fresh food. Half of all meals are eaten outside the home, often in chain restaurants or fast food joints where concepts like farm-to-table or local, fresh, and organic do not exist. What we do know is that these processed foods are making us sick in record numbers, thanks to all their chemicals, dyes, and hidden sugars. Of the 600,000 items found in any given supermarket, 80 percent are laced with added sugar.”

Pick up the latest issue of the magazine to read the full article. Cherry Bombe is available at select bookstores,
 magazine shops and boutiques, and by subscription.

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Laurie Chats with The Chalkboard

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Laurie recently spoke with wellness and lifestyle site The Chalkboard about the documentary Fed Up and the dangers of sugar consumption:

“When I first learned the truth about sugar, I went through my cabinets and was surprised by how much added sugar was in products even I thought were healthy. One big change was rethinking breakfast. Goodbye cereal, hello avocado toast!  It is important to remember, however, that there is a safe threshold for sugar – for men it’s about nine teaspoons and for women it’s about six teaspoons.  And while we should save a sugary dessert for special occasions, we also don’t need to deprive ourselves – dessert can be delicious in-season fruit.”

Check out “Sugar, Sugar: An Interview with Laurie David On Her New Doc, Fed Up” at The Chalkboard.

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Laurie Featured in Fairweather Magazine

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Laurie is featured in the Summer 2014 edition of Fairweather magazine.

Check out the digital edition of the magazine here, and look for Laurie starting on page 38.

“Cooke or Be Cooked” at Fairweather Magazine.

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HuffPost Taste on The Family Cooks: “A Cookbook of Explosively Good Recipes”

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Kerry Trueman of HuffPost Taste raves about the new book, in particular the recipe for Fresh, Fruity, Summer Porridge”:

“The ‘summer porridge’ recipe in Laurie David’s new book The Family Cooks is so delicious, it’s dangerous. I didn’t realize just how dangerous till a TSA official confiscated the Mason jar containing my latest batch and tossed it in the trash at LaGuardia airport last week.

Admittedly, David’s recipe is da bomb; it reinvents a classic hot winter comfort food as a cool summer treat. You mix rolled oats with yogurt, fresh berries, a little honey and grated apple, let it chill overnight, and voila! The next morning, you’ve got a tasty, healthy, good-to-go breakfast to savor or eat on the run.”

Visit The Huffington Post for the full recipe to Fresh, Fruity Summer Porridge and to read the full review: “A Cookbook of Explosively Good Recipes”.

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