Love Me, Feed Me: Sharing with Your Dog the Everyday Good Food You Cook and Enjoy
Dog-loving readers who enjoy kitchen work may enjoy Love Me, Feed Me, a cookbook advocating cooking meals shared by people and their dogs. This is not an easy task for those who enjoy well-flavored meals; dogs can only eat plain, unseasoned, unsalted and unsweetened foods, meals not favorable to tasty, delicious eating. Author Judith Jones seasons her cooked meals after dishing out the dog’s portion, but as all cooks know, for good foods seasonings must be part of the cooking process. Although she claims her dog accepts just about anything she cooks, if you are thinking of doing the same, a long training session may be ahead of you. Jones cooks such items as Pork and Leek au Gratin, Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce and Moussaka. This book is much about her little dog Mabon, and his adventures around foods and in her house. The many sidebars and short stories are interesting to read, particularly for dog lovers. The book is illustrated by many snapshots (of Mabon and foods), they are rather amateurish, and often don’t correspond with the text or the recipe across the page. Four short essays by dog lovers end the volume.