Have you ever read a novel in which the character talks about his or her favorite food? Or perhaps the emotional climax of the novel takes place over a plate of steaming dumplings. One fun way to make the experience of reading a picture book, chapter book, or novel even richer is to prepare and share a food that was a part of the book.
In my book Stinky and Successful: The Riot Brothers Never Stop, a puffy breakfast treat called Dutch Babies play a starring role. I received so many letters asking about this home-cooked dish, I decided to create a how-to video for my recipe. http://www.maryamato.com/how-to-make-a-dutch-baby
Make some pasta after reading Strega Nona! The next time you read a book, look for a culinary opportunity and get out that bowl and spoon.