Monthly Archives: May 2007

School Meals for Toddlers

Prompted by the current conversational flurry over kid’s menus, I decided to take a fresh look at the dining options my son’s nursery school offers. No chicken fingers there I was more than pleasantly surprised to discover. Here’s what my … Continue reading

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Grate Expectations

That’s a better headline than Peel Expectations, or the Peel Sessions (Brit music fans will like that reference), or Peel Me a… Still, this isn’t technically about grating. It’s about peeling. Long way of saying that my kids (5.5 and … Continue reading

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NYTimes on Kids Menus

The New York Times is yet again doing its part for the gastrokid movement with an excellent piece by David Kamp in the dining section on the downside of the restaurant kids menu phenomenon. In the story Kamp writes: "Far … Continue reading

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Fast Fava Pasta

We recently spent the better part of an afternoon peeling and blanching fava beans, but Whole Foods sells frozen peeled favas that aren’t half bad for a weeknight meal of fava, mint, pecorino and prosciutto pasta. And the whole frozen … Continue reading

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Great Grub Club Gang Wants You to Eat Veg

Can a bunch of cartoon characters really convince your kids to give up the fries for carrots? That’s what the World Cancer Research Fund hopes to achieve with the introduction of a new website aimed  at encouraging healthy eating and … Continue reading

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Beet This

I remember loving radishes as a kid: the pepperyness offset by that almost thirst quenching crunchy juiciness. We’ve had great success pairing them with thinly sliced red beets. You’ve gotta admit they look really cool together. Make a salad of … Continue reading

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3/4 flavorful. 1/4 bland. 1 Happy Family.

Having grilled off a bunch of leeks the other day, we made a pizza with them. Here it is. Note that 3/4 of it is packed with caramelized leeks, black olives, anchovies. In other words: flavor. Note that the remaining … Continue reading

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Chips n’ Yoghurt – A New Favorite Kiddie Snack

My little boy has hit on what could be the perfect Gastrokid and Gastrodult snack: mango chilli potato chips with a natural Greek yoghurt dip. Where he conjured this competing but complementary taste combo from I have no idea. But … Continue reading

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A Gastrodad Guest Post: Tabula Rasa

Now that our kids have moved on to the pleasures of (and rejection of) solid foods (organic strawberries, grass-fed beef, octopus, stilton, and marcona almonds and the like… to varying degrees), we thought it appropriate to let another gastrodad report … Continue reading

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Spring a Leek (or just grill one)

Leeks are lovely: sweeter than a scallion and about ten times the size, less pungent than an onion, and all over the market in spring. And while leeks are usually bit of a pain to cook and clean (there‚Äôs that … Continue reading

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