52 New Foods Challenge
I hadn’t heard of Jennifer Tyler Lee’s book until I saw it recommended on Twitter last week. I think I must be in the minority but now at least I can understand what everyone’s been raving about.
The 52 New Foods Challenge promises a Family Cooking Adventure by encouraging your family members to try one new food every week for a year.
The foods are divided up into seasons. Spring looks great, full of blueberries, strawberries and green beans. Winter not so much: kale, leeks and black beans. Still, if you’re up for the challenge then you’re up for anything.
After dealing with the fussy eating of her own daughter, Lee developed a game called Crunch A Color – which awarded points to her children for eating fruits and vegetables and bonus points for trying something new. Suddenly Lee found her children racing to get more points each week rather than complaining about what they were being given to eat. Lee turned the game into a commercial success, much talked about in the media and revered by celebrity chefs and parents alike.
The 52 New Foods Challenge is the natural extension of the game, packed full of advice, tips and words of wisdom as well as some fantastic recipes. Brussel Sprout Chips have been much lauded – one I’ll definitely try on the kids. I also love the sound of Garlic Mushroom Toasts and Sunflower Butter Lettuce Wraps.
The book is available through most book shops. Or you can visit the 52 New Foods Challenge website: http://www.52newfoods.com