“I wanted to encourage families to cook together”: Padma Lakshmi on her first children’s book “Tomatoes for Neela”
TV host and model Padma lakshmi is all excited about her first children’s book Tomatoes for Neela.
Speaking to Instagram, the author said, “I wrote this because I wanted to give families a starting point to discuss when, how and where to fruit and vegetables to grow. I wanted to encourage families to cook together, to understand that each family member from different generations has something to contribute to this child’s food education and the practice of writing a family’s beloved recipes can be. both fun and useful for building a personal library of foods we all treasure.
The picture book, which hits newsstands on August 31, 2021, features the story of Neela who enjoys cooking with her amma and writing the receipts in his notebook. According to the editor, Random penguin houseon the website, cooking makes Neela feel closer to her paati (grandmother), so stay away from them in India. “On Saturdays, Neela and Amma go to the market and today they buy tomatoes to make the famous paati sauce. But first, Neela needs to learn about all the different kinds of tomatoes she can choose from. And while Neela and Amma cook together, they find a way for the paati to share both the love and the flavors of the day ”, we read.
The delivered is aimed at children aged four to eight, depending on People.
Padma teamed up with award-winning illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal for the book.
On the cover of the book, the 50-year-old said: “Some of my fondest childhood memories are cooking with the women in my family. It is the basis of everything I spent my time on. life at work.
Previously she wrote two cookbooks, Ee Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs, as well as his memoirs The love, the loss and what we ate.