We’re talking food for our second May book club selection, Julia’s Child: The Novel by Sarah Pinneo. Like many parents, I first considered organic foods when my firstborn started eating solids. What happens when making organic foods for young children become your passion? Julia, mother of two, starts a business selling her pre-cooked toddler meals with cute names like It’s Not Easy Being Green Beans and Gentle Lentils. The novel even contains recipes for kid-friendly foods.
More about the fun, light-hearted novel from the publisher:
A delectable comedy for every woman who’s ever wondered if buying that six-dollar box of organic crackers makes her a hero or a sucker. Julia Bailey is a mompreneur with too many principles and too little time. Her fledgling company, Julia’s Child, makes organic toddler meals with names like Gentle Lentil and Give Peas a Chance. But before she can realize her dream of seeing them on the shelves of Whole Foods, she will have to make peace between her professional aspirations and her toughest food critics: the two little boys waiting at home. Is it possible to save the world while turning a profit?
Julia’s Child is a warmhearted, laugh-out-loud story about motherhood’s choices: organic vs. local, paper vs. plastic, staying at home vs. risking it all.
For this book club selection, From Left to Write is proud to partner with Stonyfield a company that offers certified organic yogurt, smoothies, milk and much more. Stonyfield advocates that healthy food can only come from a healthy planet and is engaged in educating people on eating healthy.
We’ll also have a Q&A with author Sarah Pinneo, so if you have any questions for her, just leave them in the comments.