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Food, Beverage & Hospitality
Published: 8 May 2014

Mumsnet Family Cookbook

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Top Bananas!

Mumsnet, the UK's largest online network for parents, is launching a cookbook featuring recipes from its online database of 2,700 user-generated recipes.

Top Bananas! will feature 120 of the highest-rated recipes, divided into sections such as One-Pot Wonders, Party Food, Slow Cooking, Fast Food and Cooking With Children, among others. Family-friendly recipes such as speedy noodle soup, kid-friendly curry and ice-cream-cone cakes, were tested by Mumsnet contributors and nutritionists, as well as the book's authors, Claire and Lucy McDonald – creators of British food blog Crumbs.

The book is likely to appeal to the growing number of time-strapped parents – mothers in particular – who rely on advice and reassurance from their peers, whether personally or digitally. A 2012 survey by global PR firm Fleishman-Hillard and US-based branding agency TheMotherhood.com, found that many mothers prioritise the opinions of food and dieting bloggers over those of experts, such as doctors and dieticians.

Read more about the evolution of the family meal in The Foodie Household, part of the Modern Family Macro Trend.

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