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.
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.”
Laurie sat down recently with Margaret Roach of A Way to Garden to discuss “The Family Cooks” and the documentary film “Fed Up.” She shares her thoughts on the need for families to cook real food at home, to avoid all of the unnecessary and harmful ingredients in packaged food, including too much added sugar.
Our recipe for Fresh Fruity Summer Porridge is highlighted, and Laurie offers this tip for preparing kale:
“For the Kneaded Kale, you clean it, take the ribs out, chop it up, and add maybe a teaspoon of oil per bunch or handful, and you massage it like 15 or 20 times to rub the oil into all the leaves. It sort of softens the kale up, and people say it makes it more digestible. You can store it in a glass jar in the refrigerator and serve it the next night with pine nuts or sunflower seeds on top of it, as a salad, or you can toss it into eggs, or sauté it (it’s already got the olive oil in it). It’s fantastic.
“The Family Cooks” was featured this morning in NPR’s feature story “These 10 Summer Cookbooks Will Make The Good Life Even Better”.
The Family Cooks keeps a close eye on the kid-friendly spectrum: Its recipes are either a little familiar (peanut butter and grape wraps), tasty but not outright challenging (chicken strips with a Parmesan crust), or, if all else fails, cute (seedy crackers shaped like goldfish). The photography is clean, rustic and saturated, the voice is reassuring, and there are little tips on each page steering you toward what your kids can do to help.
Check out the full list.