Morsels of pleasure

Nita Mehta assures that her latest cookbook will bring peace to the dinner table

September 15, 2010 08:38 pm | Updated 08:39 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

Nita Mehta at the book launch in New Delhi. Photo: Special Arrangement

Nita Mehta at the book launch in New Delhi. Photo: Special Arrangement

An unlikely segment, kids, is the target of cookbook writer Nita Mehta's latest effort. Named “101 Recipes for Children” (Nita Mehta Publication), it is a book aimed at mothers to roll out appealing dishes for their young ones.

The author, who has more than 250 bestselling cookery books to her credit, has taken special care of the tiffin box items in the book and has emphasised on the appeal factor of the dishes served. The other categories covered in the book are snacks and meal time dishes. A special section on sandwiches and shakes has also been included to cater to the special cravings of teenagers.

Talking at the launch of the book at Oxford Bookstore in Connaught Place, the author said that snacks should be like finger food that little fingers can pick up with ease. “Meal time dishes should be simple but of a high standard that the child will learn to appreciate for the rest of his life.”

Nita's book promises to give every parent the confidence of selecting the right ingredients filled with proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals that promote strong bones, sustained energy and all the building blocks required for the growth of body and brains.

“The dinner table becomes a battlefield with your child disliking your every effort. But I can assure you ‘101 Recipes for Children' will help bring back the smile on your kid's face and peace back on the dinner table,” added the author, who won the Best Asian Cookbook Award for her book “Flavours of Indian Cooking”.

The launch was followed by a discussion on “Right diet at the right age” in which many parents discussed their daily dilemmas in providing healthy and tasty food to their kids. The author provided quick solutions to their problems and shared her real life experience in the session.

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