This week on Eat Your Words, host Cathy Erway chats with authors Ramin Ganeshram and Sarah Elton about sustainable, fresh cooking directed at kids and cooking from scratch. Ramin's book, "FutureChefs: Recipes by Tomorrow's Cooks Across the Nation and the World," is a collection of 150 recipes drawn from the experience and kitchens of young cooks all over America. The book brings real, cooking-obsessed tweens and teens to the page as relatable characters who span a diverse social and cultural experience. Sarah's, "Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet," points out that many have lost touch with the soil—few of us know where our food comes from, let alone how to grow it—and we are at the mercy of multinational corporations who control the crops and give little thought to the damage their methods are inflicting on the planet. Our very future is at risk, and the group discusses how the upcoming generations of kids are the key to turning this all around. Tune in to hear the authors' accounts of getting kids involved in improving food systems around the world. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.


"Kids who cook will eat better food, so it's just a win win for everybody." [10:40]

--Sarah Elton on Eat Your Words

"We need to get to a place where all young people can have ownership of their regional food culture." [11:40]

--Ramin Ganeshram on Eat Your Words