The 73rd National Book Awards were celebrated in New York last night and fun was had by all. The ceremony was hosted by Padma Lakshmi (Tomatoes for Neela, Taste the Nation on Hulu and Emmy-winner Top Chef on Bravo), event honorees included Art Spiegelman (Maus) and Tracy D. Hall, Executive Director of the American Library […]
From bestselling author and host of "Top Chef", Padma Lakshmi and Juana Martinez-Neal, acclaimed artist of “Fry Bread”, comes a story that can best be described like a family dish passed down from generation to generation. Full of heart, insight and delicious depth, Tomatoes for Neela is a beautifully crafted reading experience that will transport you around the world and then back to the comfort of your home. So much more than a picture book. So much more than a book about food. Tomatoes for Neela is a feast for the soul.
Padma Lakshmi, bestselling author and host of Bravo's Top Chef and Hulu's Taste the Nation, and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal team up in this celebration of food and family.
Neela loves cooking with her amma and writing down the recipes in her notebook. It makes her feel closer to her paati who lives far away in India. On Saturdays, Neela and Amma go to the green market and today they are buying tomatoes to make Paati's famous sauce. But first, Neela needs to learn about all the different kinds of tomatoes they can pick from. And as Neela and Amma cook together, they find a way for Paati to share in both the love and the flavors of the day.
Bestselling author and host of Bravo's Top Chef and Hulu's Taste the Nation Padma Lakshmi takes young readers on an intergenerational journey full of delicious flavors and fun food facts that celebrates a family's treasured recipes. And Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal brings this circle of women to life with vivid detail and warmth. Tomatoes for Neela lovingly affirms how we can connect to other cultures, as well as to our own, through food.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Edition description:||B&N Exclusive Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.80(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Juana Martinez-Neal is the winner of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award for La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya and the Caldecott Honor Award for Alma and How She Got Her Name, which she also wrote. Originally from Lima, Peru, she lives with her husband and three children in Arizona where she cooks with lots of Roma tomatoes.