• Tomatoes for Neela
  • Tomatoes for Neela
  • Tomatoes for Neela
  • Tomatoes for Neela
  • Tomatoes for Neela
  • Tomatoes for Neela
ISBN: 0593202708
EAN13: 9780593202708
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 31, 2021
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Tomatoes for Neela

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Book Overview

Padma Lakshmi, bestselling author and host of Bravo's Top Chef and Hulu's Taste the Nation, and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal team up in this celebration of food and family.

Some of my fondest memories from childhood are of cooking with the women in my family. It is the foundation for all I have spent my life working on. -Padma Lakshmi

Neela loves cooking with her amma and writing down the recipes in her notebook. It makes her feel closer to her paati who lives far away in India. On Saturdays, Neela and Amma go to the green market and today they are buying tomatoes to make Paati's famous sauce. But first, Neela needs to learn about all the different kinds of tomatoes they can pick from. And as Neela and Amma cook together, they find a way for Paati to share in both the love and the flavors of the day.

Bestselling author and host of Bravo's Top Chef and Hulu's Taste the Nation Padma Lakshmi takes young readers on an intergenerational journey full of delicious flavors and fun food facts that celebrates a family's treasured recipes. And Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal brings this circle of women to life with vivid detail and warmth. Tomatoes for Neela lovingly affirms how we can connect to other cultures, as well as to our own, through food.

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   The colors, the message
I got this book for my granddaughter and was happy with it. The book was made one that will be returned to regularly. We have a great recipe to try when the tomatoes are plentiful.
 
5
   Beautiful book with great lesson on multigenerational cooking in families
I saw her on the show. I immediately ordered it. The book and illustrations were very good. I will be making the recipes with my 2 granddaughters.
 
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   Love the book, but it arrive damaged.
The corner of the book is broken. I can't give it as a gift because it's in this condition.
 
3
   Kids book for adults
This is a nicely illustrated and well written book that I liked more than my son. It lacked the fun that kids usually enjoy, so I don't think he'll want to go back to it. Sometimes we come across books that are written to get parents to buy them instead of the kid who is actually the audience.
 
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   2 recipes
I was disappointed that there were only 2 recipes and astor in the book. I assumed the author was making a cookbook when I saw him making tomatoe on Facebook.
 
5
   A beautiful looking book, fun to read with kids, learn about tomatoes and try the recipes!
The book is about young Neela as she cooks with her mother and learns about tomatoes. The work is wonderful, and the small one that read it was thrilled to see all of the interesting things in the background. They're in the market on Saturdays and she keeps a journal of things she learns about cooking. The celebration of family is what is happening as Neela is looking forward to cooking for her grandmother. The actual recipes that are contained in the book at the end are Paati's Tomato Sauce and Neela's Tomato Chutney. Some fun facts about tomatoes and farm workers precede these recipes. This was a book that we enjoyed reading to the kids. The two recipes are great, and we are looking forward to eating them.
 
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