In addition to writing about food, (and so many other subjects!), Mark Kurlansky has found the time, for the last few years, to plan and create weekly elaborate meals with his 13 year-old daughter, Talia. Their literal spin on the tradition is to prepare cuisine from the precise location Talia’s finger lands on a spun globe, and here’s where Dad’s extensive food research is quite useful. Great news for us: reviewer Mark Knoblauch recommends the book for YAs, too, and says that, once ingredients are gathered, the many recipes included in the pair’s co-authored book, International Night (Bloomsbury), are relatively easy to produce. Watch on for spaetzle-making instructions, guava pastry discussion, and some good old-fashioned embarrassing parent–or is it embarrassed kid?–behavior. Sweet!