Monthly Archives: February 2008

The Stealthy Gastrodad

This week’s The New York Times food section has an amusing story by Keith Dixon a foodie father who had to alter his cooking habits to avoid waking his light-sleeping baby. “I am the silent chef,” he begins, and then … Continue reading

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iJam – Great Spoof Food Marketing from Spain

This is where my day job as a social media consultant and my Gastrokid life converge. I was trawling some favourite blogs today and came across a link to this site promoting the new iJam (or iHam) – an innovative … Continue reading

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40 Minute Family Meal: Cedar Planked Salmon and Salad

Last night was one of those rare instances where work schedule, sunlight, a stocked refrigerator, and the moods of the children converged to create an environment, albeit fleeting, in which a family meal could transpire without stress, conflict, without factory … Continue reading

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The Breakfast Club: Truffled Popcorn

It rained much of the weekend here in Los Angeles and the kids were getting a little squirrelly, which I guess explains how I found myself at 9 in the morning making them popcorn. I figured, there are worse things … Continue reading

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Kimchi in Space? What Would You Take With You?

Hilarious story in the NYT about how South Korean astronauts crave kimchi – the spicy red-peppered cabbage that is the nation’s staple dish – so that scientists have now perfected a form of kimchi that can be eaten in space. … Continue reading

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Gastrokid Griller Casting Call

Is your kid a budding pitmaster? Are they ready for primetime? Then check out this casting call email we got from the people behind a forthcoming Bobby Flay Food Network show. We’ve bolded the pertinent section below. It looks like … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Chop Sticks? Why Not?

We’ve been encouraging Dylan and Zelda to experiment with their "training wheels" chopsticks in recent weeks. It’s tricky to master but both of them have been having a valiant go. Last night, Jowa cooked a rather tasty pasta dish – … Continue reading

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A Gastrokid Book and Update

Just in case you’ve been wondering why blogging life seems to have been a little slack here at Gastrokid….well, there’s lots of interesting stuff going on that now, finally, we can share with you. First, we have a book deal … Continue reading

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Crock Pot Confidential – Adventures in Slow Food (Sort Of)

Let’s get this disclaimer out of the way straight away: I was not wholly convinced when Jowa said she wanted a slow cooker/Crock Pot. Perhaps it was the suspicion that I faced a future of flavourless stews that put me … Continue reading

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Market Report: Rivers Edge Chevre

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