This & That: August 2012

Cooking How-To, How-To
on July 23, 2012

Parents, Eat Your Vegetables
If kids are what they eat, it looks like we have soda and French fries in our future. Fortunately there’s a sea change afoot. Led in part by First Lady Michelle Obama and Chef Jamie Oliver, healthier school lunches, community gardens and fitness programs are becoming a reality. As parents, it’s our turn now. The first step? Be a good role model. (Yes, Dad, that means you need to eat something green.) Our Relish for Moms special section is designed to help you do just that. Pull it out, read it, cook from it, live it.
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—By Jill Melton, Relish Editor

Eat Your Blueberries
They’re bursting in antioxidants and fiber—and contain no fat.

Great Tool
Kids will love using Oxo’s safe, hand-operated beaters, reminiscent of the old days (you know, when movies cost a nickel). See them in action in our lemon tarts video.

Food Rules
Avoid food products containing ingredients a third-grader can’t pronounce—just one of the many tips in the new edition of Michael Pollan’s Food Rules (Penguin Press, 2011), illustrated by Maira Kalman. Great for you, your kids and the coffee table