Monthly Archives: November 2006

Shock Box

Terrify your righteous foodie friends by sending your kid to school with this Wonderbread Sandwich container. The anti-artisanal design has a certain contrarian appeal. All the better if you load it with a mortadella and roasted pepper panini on ciabatta. … Continue reading

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The Monday Family Farmer’s Market Report: Carrots Conquer

Is it really November? It was pushing 90 degrees at our L.A. farmer’s market this past weekend. Everything was wilting, kids included. The farm fresh eggs, cooled only by the shade, didn’t look too appealing in the heat as the … Continue reading

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For Baby. For Bubbly.

My kids are too old for this, but for some time I’ve been trying to come up with an excuse to buy one anyway. I asked myself: How does one justify spending over 500 dollars on a high chair? I … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Family Brunch

While the weekday family dinner can be tough to pull of for the obvious reasons, Sunday brunch is just about the only time that the fam’s guaranteed to be in one place. It’s the middle of the weekend. And even … Continue reading

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Cooking With Kids TV Marathon

Today’s your chance to wean your kids from cartoons. All day long the Food Network is airing cooking shows aimed at kids. It’s all the big stars (Emeril, Rachel, Giada, Yadda Yadda Yadda). The menus on the website look pretty … Continue reading

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Hello Fall: The Final Grilled Family Dinner

When the switch back to standard time shaved an hour off day light, it also shaved off a bit of the convenience of grilling dinner. Unless your rig is tricked out with task lighting that can cut through the darkness … Continue reading

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In Defense of Chips and Fries

There are many hurdles to making sure your kids eat healthy in the UK but none so challenging as that killer combination: Fish and Chips. Okay, so apparently there won’t be enough fish to go around in the near future … Continue reading

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The Weekend Panini

A sandwich can be a harried thing during the week: slapped together, thrown in a plastic bag, eaten wherever and whenever the schedule requires. But on the weekend it can become an entirely different thing, an almost langorous culinary project … Continue reading

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Sushi Chef Training Set

Beyond California Rolls, much of the world of sushi and sushi prep is off limits to kids (too raw! too challenging to the palate! too sharp!). But the sushi set from the awesome toy company Melissa and Doug allows them … Continue reading

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The Kid Friendly Restaurant World Tour Begins

Thanks for all your comments today – especially those of you who contributed suggestions on the Kid Friendly Restaurants of the World. We’ve enjoyed a taste test from as far afield as Tokyo to Switzerland to San Francisco and we’re … Continue reading

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