For the past three years my daughter Talia has been spinning a globe. Where ever her finger landed , we together cooked a dinner from that place. It became an increasingly elaborate ritual sometimes involving costumes, music, and geography riddles. It was a great way to teach about geography and different cultures and cooking and broadening food tastes but it was also the fun of cooking together and having great and sometimes unusual dinners. The book includes 52 meals from around the world with 240 great and varied recipes. Learn how to make with your children German spaetzle, Turkish baklava, sushi from japan, Cuban pastry. Basque sardines, Jamaican jerk, West Aftrican accra, Moroccan tagines and Indian curry. Includes lots of stories from my experiences in these places and comments about food and cooking from Talia. To be published March 2014 from Bloomsbury Press
A collection of short fiction about human encounters with wildlife in places we thought they should not be. It asks the questions what is are place in nature, what is natural, where do we belong? To be published by Riverhead books in 2015.