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Laurie David Family Dinner

The Single Best Thing I Did As A Parent

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents

Laurie David joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss her new cookbook, The Family Cooks, and extoll the virtues of a family dinner ritual. "It...

What's Wrong With The Water In West Virginia?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: West Virginia Chemical Spill And Water Prohibition Story ...

What Kids Should Know About The Polar Vortex

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: The Polar Vortex Story to read: U.S. Cold Weather Shatter...

How Family Dinners Are Becoming An American Tradition

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: Why families sit down and eat together Story to read: Mos...

What Kids Can Learn From Nelson Mandela

Posted 12.06.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: The passing of Nelson Mandela Story to read: Former South...

Cereal Is Going Out Of Style ... Is That A Bad Thing?

Posted 11.15.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: The demise of breakfast cereal. Story to read: Cereal's F...

TABLE TALK: Explaining Trans Fats To Kids

Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving to ban tran...

TABLE TALK: Banksy's Awesome New York City Experiment

Posted 11.01.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: An anonymous artist who goes by the name "Banksy" has just finished...

Table Talk: The Student Who Discovered A Dinosaur Fossil

Posted 10.25.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Can you imagine finding a dinosaur fossil during a class field trip...

Table Talk: What Exactly Are GMOs?

Posted 10.18.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: It's likely you consume foods containing genetically modified organ...

Talking To Kids About The Shutdown

Posted 10.11.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Last week, our country's government entered a partial shutdown for ...

Should Children's Beauty Pageants Be Banned?

Posted 09.20.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Beauty pageants for little girls have long been controversial -- an...

The Royal Baby Is Almost Here!

Posted 07.19.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: In case you haven't heard -- although that would be hard to believe...

Table Talk: Helping School Lunch Go Local

Posted 09.07.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: The beginning of the new school year has brought a familiar subject...

How Much Do Your Kids Know About The Mars Rover?

Posted 08.31.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: America lost a legend last week. On August 25th, Neil Armstrong, th...

Talking To Your Kids About Lance Armstrong

Posted 08.27.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: It was a shocking announcement -- and sad news for cycling fans. La...

Oscar Pistorius's Olympic Inspiration

Posted 08.10.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: This summer’s Olympics have had countless memorable moments -- fr...

Teaching Kids To Trace Their Roots

Posted 08.03.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Genealogists working for Ancestry.com recently took a close look at...

Saving The World, One Straw At A Time

Posted 07.27.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you can’t make a diffe...

Table Talk: Cutting Physical Education

Posted 07.20.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: A recent study of American physical education policy revealed some ...

Table Talk: Career Tests For Kindergartners

Posted 07.06.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: This week, the organization behind the ACT test announced plans for...

Table Talk: What Can You Do To Celebrate Earth Day?

Posted 04.21.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: On Sunday, people from all over the world will celebrate Earth Day....

Laurie David Shares Family Dinner Conversation Tips

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Stiffelman

I spoke with Laurie David, friend, mom and author of the new book, "The Family Dinner," to get her take on how to keep table conversation lively and friendly.

Laurie David's Family Dinner Cookbook: The Culinary Companion to Jon Stewart's Sanity Rally?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kerry Trueman

Don't be fooled by The Family Dinner's sunny yellow cover. Though it's filled with tantalizing recipes, this is much more than a cookbook. And it's not just for parents and kids.

The Greatest Gifts

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wendy Gordon

There is no more precious a gift that a parent could give his kids than the family dinner ritual. This book gives not only every reason why, but every possible way how.