Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Gourmet Baby Food

Today's New York Times has an interesting article about a new trend in feeding babies alternatives to the usual bland jarred fare that is the norm for most people.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/02/dining/02baby.html?pagewanted=1&ref=dining
The author brings up some interesting issues around eating patterns, organic, fresh vs frozen vs jarred and the role of food in kids' lives.

As I wrote in a previous post, "No Chicken Nuggets in my house" but I try not to make a big deal out of eating so my kids don't develop neuroses around food. I try to give them what we are eating, but don't press the issue. Tonight I proudly watched my two year old tackle his first ear of corn. He had eaten some cut off the ear, but insisted on having an ear as well. And I should mention that they were grilled and then topped with a lime adobo butter. He ate the whole thing.

2 comments:

Backyard Boulanger said...

yeah ... its pretty much like that at our house we're low key about foods, you know: "its OK sweetie if you want to eat a hotdog, thats fine, just keep in mind that one of those cute piggies like the one's we love to visit at maymont had to die for them ... but really ... go ahead..."

Jill said...

As I mentioned in your 'Chicken Nuggets' posting, I homemade my daughter's baby food...12 years ago! I guess I was on to something.