|Less books that lend themselves to plain boiled rice ...|
Which led to me handing out some bad advice. Kids, pick only books which lend themselves to excellent food choices. I got the ball rolling with two entirely inappropriate but obvious recommendations.
"How about Like Water for Chocolate?" I asked.
"What's that about?" Ms10 inquired.
"Um, chocolate ... and love ... sex ..." My voice trailed off.
"I know, I know. The peculiar taste of lemon cake." This would definitely be my top pick for delicious and easy book-food choice.
Again from Ms10. "But is that appropriate?"
"Nah, not really." And I thought about the very adult themes of a book written in the voice of a teenage girl with an unusual supernatural power: she can sense everything her mother is feeling through her cooking, literally. Which leads her to the eventual discovery that her mother is having an affair. Amongst other things.
At this point I was pretty much out of ideas. Apparently books that lend themselves to great food tend towards the raunchy. Which is fine, except when you are a mother attempting to be vaguely appropriate.
So help me out. What are your book recommendations for tweens and teens that lend themselves to great food? Or even okay food. Pretty much anything but white rice.
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