Pete Wells and I cross paths professionally quite often but each time I read the chronicles of his kitchen adventures with his son, Dexter, I realize how much I identify with his writing on personal level. I laugh out loud, I nod my head and hope that the other lunchers at Whole Foods don’t think I’m a danger to society. He truly captures so much of what it is like to be a father contending with setting the example of what is healthy and appropriate while holding onto taste and traditions. Food can be a treacherous landscape, especially for our children and reading Cooking with Dexter gives us an interesting and humorous take on one way to navigate our way through.
Photo illustration by Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford