Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 16, 2021
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How to Feed a Family

For years, dinner meant hors d’oeuvres and champagne for Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh. Life as long-time fashion-magazine editors will do that to some folks. Both women had always reported on health and nutrition, but when they had kids around the same time, their casual relationship with cooking just wouldn’t do.

The Toronto-based journalists dug into research, interviewed experts and gave birth of another kind to Sweet Potato Chronicles (, a website about families and food. Then, late last year, How to Feed a Family (Appetite by Random House) was born.

The cookbook’s design is clean yet playful; the food photography makes you want to lick the pages; and the 100 recipes are fast and unfussy, and use ingredients readily available at your grocery store. The book will easily become a go-to companion in the kitchen — but then we wouldn’t expect any less from authors with a background in, ahem, print magazines. Here’s what we plan to make in our own kitchens, kids or not.

Recipes from the book