{parenting} Table Talk with The Family Dinner and HuffPo, Meal Courtesy of OHM

October 25, 2011

Family Dinner OHM HuffPo Parents

I love Laurie David and her Family Dinner team. If you know who I’m talking about and are familiar with the indispensable book The Family Dinner, then I’m sure that you love them, too. If you don’t know who or what I’m talking about, allow me the pleasure to introduce you to a new favorite family food resource.

In her cookbook, The Family Dinner, written with Kristin Uhrenholdt, Laurie David talks about how critically important it is for families to make a ritual of eating dinner together. Of course, like me, David believes that family dinners help children develop healthy eating habits for life, but she explains that it’s much more than that. Nightly meals are also our best opportunity to connect and talk as a family. “Dinner,” she says, “is as much about digestible conversation as it is about delicious food.”

The book, a must-read for every parent, isn’t the only resource that the Family Dinner team offers. They also have a robust site with tons of resources, recipes and great, quick reads, and a wonderful weekly column, “Family Dinner Table Talk,” on the Huffington Post. Every Friday afternoon, just in time for dinner, the Family Dinner folks and editors of HuffPo Parents team up to highlight a compelling news story of the week—a story that will spark lively discussion—complete with talking points designed to help parents and include younger members of the family. Along with every news story comes a recipe.

This week’s Family Dinner Table Talk covers the recent dedication ceremony for the new MLK Jr. Memorial and is accompanied by a recipe by none other than me!

So grab some pasta, beets and poppy seeds, print out your Table Talk conversation starters and tell everyone to be home for dinner tonight. You’ve got food to eat and stuff to talk about!

One Response

  1. I love this book! I agree that this is a must-read for every parent.

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