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.