Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs, Bloomsbury, 2009

Here’s a just-for-teens guide to experiencing the joys of cooking (and eating!) fresh food with more than 80 awesome recipes that are exciting and gratifying to make. Eat Fresh Food motivates teenagers not only to eat more healthfully, but to initiate their own farm-to-table movement with seasonal riches procured from local farmer’s markets.  Gold partnered with a team of teens and near-teens, aged 9 to 19, to develop and test her reader-friendly dishes—running the gamut from fish tacos to Bombay sliders to chocolate chili with cauliflower popcorn, to chocolate mousse cake and watermelon lemonade. While distilled to their essence, Gold’s recipes expand her three-ingredient approach and wow adventurous cooks with unexpected flavor combinations.Fabulous mac-and-cheese, newfangled chicken parm, and fresh cherry ices tell only part of the story. 

“There is no better time than now…to get the nation’s youngsters on a more wholesome track. And there may be no better way to start than by consulting a new book, Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs, by the award-winning chef Rozanne Gold in collaboration with nutritionist, Helen Kimmel.”  -Jane Brody, The New York Times         

“I’ve long argued that the best way to get people to eat more healthfully is to teach kids to cook.  And what better way to do that than to give them Rozanne Gold’s Eat Fresh Food? Written with the input of food-savvy teens, their ideas turn up on every page and should inspire any kid to get into the kitchen and cook up a storm.”-Dr. Marion Nestle, PhD, author of “Food Politics” and “What to Eat”

“Trust me: Your kids will love Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs. It’s filled with 80 delish recipes for teens, by teens!” -Everyday with Rachel Ray

“This joyful recipe book featured fresh, healthful ingredients and encourages ambitious young chefs to collaborate on such mature dishes as Grape-and-Pignoli Breakfast Cake, Crunchy Wasabi-Lime Salmon with red cabbage and sugar snaps, and orange-ginger sweet potato puree.  Each recipe includes colorful photographs of teens selecting and preparing the foods, emphasizing the creative potential behind cooking with diverse flavors and the important of using a natural cornucopia of fruits and vegetables in season.”  -Publishers Weekly

"I love this book. It is amazing. The content is spectacular: great pictures as always - bright, colorful, healthful, kid-friendly. Every teen in America should 'eat' this cookbook!" -Marc Summers, Food Network host and exec producer