Reading With Your Kids Podcast
Jared Stone – Year of the Cow
We have a really fun guest on this episode of the podcast. Jared Stone is the author of Year of the Cow, How 420 Pounds of Beef Built a Better Life for One American Family. This is the story of a man, a cow, and a question: What am I eating? After realizing he knows more about the television on his wall than the food on his plate, award-winning TV producer and amateur chef Jared Stone buys 420 pounds of beef directly from a rancher and embarks on a hilarious and inspiring culinary adventure.
I had such a great time interviewing Jared and I know you are going to love meeting this funny, thoughtful writer. During our interview Jared tells us the adventures his family had trying to learn food and ask themselves what’s really for dinner. Year of the Cow follows the trials and tribulations of a home cook as he begins to form a deeper relationship with food and the environment.
Year of the Cow is not a kids story book. It is a great read for parents and older kids to read simultaneously, then talk about, perhaps over dinner. It could also be a lot of fun to experience the Year of the Cow audio book together. (You can get a free copy of the Year of the Cow audio book by visiting www.audibletrial.com/respect )
You will definitely want to share many of the insights Jared discovered during his Year of the Cow with your child, no matter how old they may be. Developing a respect for where our food comes from, becoming more thoughtful about the food we consume, these are wonderful gifts we can give to our kids.