Monthly Archives: March 2009

Market Report: Celery Root, Cheap, Cheerful, and Seasonal

At Gastrokid we’re constantly searching the farmer’s market for seasonal, affordable, ingredients that our fickle families just might enjoy. Budget is informing the shopping a lot more these days, hence more fish like John Dory and less pricey Halibut, waste-nothing … Continue reading

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Chicken Surprise

Here's a dinner-time shock. Dylan, now six, comes home from school to inform us that he no longer likes chicken because the drum sticks he's been munching on for the last four years look like – wait for it – … Continue reading

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Gastrokid Kogi

As Eater LA basically proclaims the overness of the Kogi korean-mexican taco truck, at Gastrokid we celebrate it. Who with a family can wait in line for half an hour for a taco with some interesting fillings? Not many people. … Continue reading

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Let Us Now Praise Urban Foragers

While at Gastrokid HQ LA we think we’re risky for plucking red pepper corns from trees we stumble upon on hikes and for trimming our backyard rosemary and tearing leaves from errant mint leaves growing weedlike in our sideyards, we’ve … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Preppie Handbook, Chapter 1: Chopping

Preppie, as in kitchen prep, that is. A recent weekend evening saw the kids squirrelly and the dinner uncooked. Pan roasted John Dory with prosciutto and parsley sauce was on the menu. And two kids (4 year old Desmond and … Continue reading

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Quick Cocktail Party With Kids: A Whole Lotta Whole Foods

As the economy turns, I’m wondering if I’ll do this much this year, but it’s a cost-intensive, time-saving, flavor-maximizing way of throwing a quick sunday afternoon cocktail hour with another family. Buy some stuff. Set it out. Pour some stuff. … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Scamp of Disapproval: Regina Schrambling

Gastrokid has officially blackboard-listed Regina Schrambling. With my kids in bed, attendant housework finished, After reading her piece on Slate, I’m wondering exactly what Ms. Schrambling’s problem is? Read her irrational rant here. And then ask yourself: why does she … Continue reading

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Buy The Book: Don’t Sneak It In

We’ve been working hard to feed our families and ourselves with one awesome dinner a day. We cook a delicious meal each night and share it with our kids. It satisfies the parents. It satisfies the kids. And we’ve got … Continue reading

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Chronicle of a Picky Eater

Regular readers know that at GK HQ LA (translation: Gastrokid headquarters Los Angeles) we’ve got two very different kid palates to satisfy: a 7 year old omnivore with vegetarian leanings, and a 4 year old brownivore with brown-food leanings. After … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Scamp of Approval: Whole Foods Lowers Prices on Heritage Chickens

Great news for those who want a superlative chicken in every pot——or slow cooker, or braiser, or grill, or smoker, or wood-fired oven, as the case may be. Whole Foods has lowered their price on Mary’s Organic California Bronze Heritage … Continue reading

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