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Deceptively delicious : simple secrets to get your kids eating good food
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Collins, c2007.
Physical Description:
204 p. : ill., some col. ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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Book 641.5973 SEI 1 1
Book 641.5973 SEI 1 1
Book 641.5973 SEI 1 3

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Mother of three, Jessica Seinfeld wages a personal war against sugars, packaged foods, and other nutritional saboteurs, offering appetising alternatives for parents who find themselves succumbing to the fastest and easiest (and least healthy) choices available to them.


No hubo en el siglo xx teoría científica que provocara un debate mayor en la filosofía que la teoría de la relatividad. El empirismo veía en la relatividad la ratificación del fenomenalismo, un proyecto epistemológico en el que se embarcaron sus mentes más brillantes: Russell, Whitehead, Carnap y el científico Ernst Mach. A lo largo de tres décadas, trataron de justificar que la relatividad encarnaba el ideal de una ciencia sin metafísica, un refuerzo definitivo para una filosofía científica alejada de la especulación de la filosofía tradicional. De su lucha para conectar la relatividad con la experiencia sensorial cotidiana surgió el marco epistemológico en el que se desarrollaría el positivismo lógico. Este volumen pretende aclarar el impacto en el pensamiento filosófico de la revolución física introducida por la teoría de la relatividad.

Author Notes

Jessica Seinfeld is the author of four New York Times bestselling cookbooks, Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food, Double Delicious!: Good, Simple Food for Busy, Complicated Lives, The Can't Cook Book: 100+ Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified!, and Food Swings: 125 Recipes to Enjoy Your Life of Virtue and Vice. Jessica is also the President and Founder of GOOD+ Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy).

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Seinfeld, mother of three and wife of comedian Jerry, devised an elegant plan: puree fruits and vegetables and incorporate them into kid friendly dishes like Mac & Cheese (cauliflower or beans); Chicken Nuggets (broccoli); Chocolate Cake (beets). The recipes blend nutrition into a meal and harmony into mealtime. Seinfeld writes that mealtime should be about "happiness and conversation" not about "power struggles and strife," and her plan diminishes nagging. Although her program is easy, Seinfeld is honest about the need for shortcuts and offers some good ones. The nutritional breakdown of each vegetable/fruit featured in the recipes is valuable. While some parts smack of self-promotion (she encourages parents to share her recipes with other parents), Seinfeld does supplement her recipes with sound tips for learning to say no to junk when kids ask, encouraging conversation, getting children to participate in prep and cleaning, and developing age-appropriate eating habits. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

No, daddy dudes, it's not all about you-it's also about the kids you feed, and who better to tell you what to do than the wife of millionaire comedian Jerry Seinfeld? Mrs. Seinfeld relies on purees of vegetables and fruits to make up a base or a nutritional additive in her recipes (ergo, the "deceptively delicious" factor of the title). Pureed carrot provides fiber and beta carotene; beet puree in the breading of homemade chicken nuggets adds antioxidants, potassium, and folic acid. Seinfeld's easy, homespun style combines well with recipes that are, generally, pretty easy (e.g., Grilled Cheese with Sweet Potato Puree). One huge dude factor and a plus: the book is spiral bound, which makes it easy to flip open on the kitchen counter. In closing, I only have one question: With all that money, why is our authoress cooking? (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



Deceptively Delicious Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food Chapter One Changing Habits Through Loving Deception Wouldn't it be great if kids came into the world with the innate desire to eat the right foods? In reality, however, too many food choices--many of them unhealthy--make it impossible for kids to distinguish the good from the bad. It's up to us as parents to make choices for them, at least until they are able to figure things out for themselves. And it's not realistic to simply disregard their food aversions, either. Forcing your kids to eat foods they hate only reinforces their distaste. That's where a little loving deception comes in handy. Deceptively Delicious enables parents to give kids what they want and what they need at the same time. It acknowledges your kids' genuine dislikes without being confined by them. It empowers you to exert some legitimate control over what your children eat, without inviting the usual fights. And most important, it's a way to give your kids a head start toward eating what's good for them so that they'll grow up and eat better food throughout their lives. Just as the most powerful lessons are the ones that aren't taught, the best parenting solutions are the ones that build good habits--invisibly. I want my kids to associate food and mealtimes with happiness and conversation, not power struggles and strife. With a little sleight of hand, you can make the issue of what your children will and will not eat disappear from the table. Meet the Kitchen Cabinet Jessica Hi, I'm Jessica, and this is my Kitchen Cabinet, my all-important staff of advisors. My three children are my official recipe tasters. They are my toughest critics. If they approve, I am confident that your tasters will too. I've also tried these recipes out on their little friends and cousins who come by the house, some of whom are difficult eaters as well. Sascha Sascha, our oldest, is six years old, and she is my toughest taster. In fact, she is practically impossible to please. From birth, it seems, she has been decisively clear about what she will and won't eat. She takes a hesitant and apprehensive approach to food and rarely will try anything new. Sweets are the exception, however, and she will try anything that even remotely looks like dessert. Julian Julian, our middle child, is four years old. He's a good eater if his older sister isn't around to influence him. On his own, he's happy to eat what is presented to him, but when he's with Sascha, he falls prey to whatever she dictates. So all of a sudden, even when I've cooked food I know he likes, he's pushing his plate away and saying, "I don't like it." And now I've got not one, but two kids who aren't eating, and with whom I would have spent the rest of the meal negotiating. Shepherd Shepherd, our "baby," is two years old, and he is a remarkable eater. He will eat anything. Anything. He will eat himself sick. The first word he spoke was "that," which was baby talk for "I want that food, there, on your plate." Jerry My husband, Jerry, is a great eater. He's quite happy to eat vegetables and any healthy food I make, for that matter. In fact, he'll pretty much go along with whatever's happening, which is one of the many things that make him such a great husband. And he's a marvelous taster because, unlike the kids, he'll say things other than, "Ew, gross, this is disgusting." Deceptively Delicious Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food . Copyright © by Jessica Seinfeld. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold. Excerpted from Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food by Jessica Seinfeld All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.