French Children Don’t Throw Food by Pamela Druckerman

British mother of three Pamela Druckerman is using her many years of living in France to compare the behaviour of French children to that of visiting children. She argues – rightly so, I believe – that French children are raised on the food their parents eat and not ‘white’ food or ‘fast’ food or food that has been created to look like a face on a plate. This book is a sensible response to the craziness of parents who cook two meals every night – one for them and one for their children. Read this little book and rethink the joys of eating out, or at home with our children. I’m pretty sure our grandmothers didn’t cut food into shapes for their children. Ah, the old is new …

chris Christine Gordon is the Events Coordinator for Readings and is a committee member of The Stella Prize.