Monthly Archives: September 2008

Giving a Fig

Living in Los Angeles, mention to someone that you’re cooking with figs and they’ll likely tell you to come and clean their backyard, which might just be lousy with the things, rotting on the ground, being eaten by birds, squirrels, … Continue reading

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Sauteeing Veg with Water

Cooking Brussels’ sprouts can be a bit of an ordeal. As we’ve discussed a lot on Gastrokid there’s nothing worse in our opinion than boiled and overcooked Brussels’. For that reason we like to half them and saute em with … Continue reading

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Learning from Food Mistakes for Picky Eaters?

The New York Times ran a "6 Food Mistakes Parents Make" column over the weekend. Did you see it? Ground in scientific study (for whatever that’s worth) the column offered some sage advice such as "Don’t give up trying to … Continue reading

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Quick Summer Crisp

My nearly fruitarian 7 year old daughter Violet loves any seasonal fruit cooked this rustic and easy way. Particularly stone fruit and berries: Peaches and raspberries. Peaches and blueberries. This could also work just as deliciously with apples (use walnuts … Continue reading

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Who Can Save the School Lunch?

Here’s an interesting snippet from a story today about new school lunch policies being adopted in England. First up, new standards be implemented to specify the maximum (fat, saturated fat, sugar, salt) and minimum (carbohydrate, protein, fibre, vitamin A, vitamin … Continue reading

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Fricasee for the Family

Still in reflective vacation mode…..the best takeaway we had in the South of France? A homemade fricassee bought from a market stall in Bedarieux. The locals make their version with ham, potatoes and green beans, which they slow-saute together with … Continue reading

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Expensive seafood tastes in two-year olds

We’ve just returned from the South of France – la couer of fine seafood eating no less. The adults thrived on great oysters and mussels from the Languedoc’s Bassin du Thau. Our youngest, Zelda, developed a penchant for large crevettes … Continue reading

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