I’ve mentioned that I’m a little obsessed with my Amazon stats. Right now Veganomicon is the #2 Vegetarian Cookbook fighting tooth and nail with Mark Bittman’s “How To Cover Vegetables In Cheese”. But hovering above both of us is a book called “Hiding Vegetables In Kids’ Food”. And on the overall cookbook list, that book is in fierce competition with Jessica Seinfeld’s book of the same name.
I think the more telling story, though, is the surprising new gastrobiography from James Frey, “A Side Of Deception: How My Mother Snuck Stuff Into My Food And Scarred Me For Life.” A touching semi-memoir about how dishonesty at the dinner table can lead to life-long fractures that may never be mended. I am definitely going to check it out.
Oh, and I think I’ve figured out a way to get your kids to eat vegetables. Stop feeding them McDonald’s and Lunchables the other 90 percent of the time. Okay, so now you don’t need those other two books, just get Veganomicon.