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Setting the Table for the Autumn

Turn Off Your Cellphones! It’s Dinnertime! Here are some opportunities this autumn to learn more about the social, psychological and educational importance of dinnertime conversation and to hear some entertaining excerpts from T.A. Keenleyside’s At the Table, Nourishing Conversation and … Continue reading

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Memories of Indonesia

Here’s an excerpt from At the Table, Nourishing Conversation and Food. It’s from a chapter entitled “On the Road to Social Justice,” depicting Indonesia as it was in the 1970s: In Jakarta, we live in an old Dutch colonial home … Continue reading

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At the Table in the Summer

What tastes more of summer than homemade blueberry muffins? If you’d like to have this classic recipe and also read some entertaining stories, many of them set in cottage country, why not visit the Creemore Farmers Market on Saturday morning, … Continue reading

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Mahatma Gandhi and the Pop-Tart Incident

Here is an excerpt from At the Table, Nourishing Conversation and Food on the subject of differing approaches to parenting: Sharron Dalton is probably the greatest cook I know. She can turn the dwindling resources of the sparsest refrigerator into … Continue reading

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Table Talk With Kids

Here’s an excerpt from At the Table, Nourishing Conversation and Food (Penumbra Press, 2012) on the subject of conversing with children at dinnertime: “Isto e chato,” Sam, seven, a demanding eater, complains–“This sucks” in Portuguese. It’s a phrase I taught … Continue reading

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Worried about your child’s progress in school or vulnerability to risky behaviour like smoking drugs and over eating?

Interested in the connection between these issues and parents regularly eating meals with their children? Then come and hear a discussion of At the Table, Nourishing Conversation and Food at the Downsview branch of the Toronto Public Library, 2793 Keele Street, Toronto on … Continue reading

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Worried about having put on weight over the holidays?

We should probably be even more concerned about the weight our children have put on over the same period. In 2007 a UNICEF study reported that Canadian children ranked second worst among developed countries in terms of obesity. If you’re interested … Continue reading

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