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Gastrokid one of Ten Best Kids Cookbooks, says UK’s Independent

Matthew over at Gastrokid HQ UK is the toast of the kingdom now that the Gastrokid cookbook has been featured in both the London Observer and the Independent (in this nifty interactive feature). Now all we need is a US … Continue reading

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See Gastrokid Live in San Francisco on Tuesday August 18th!

On Tuesday August 18th, I’ll be in San Francisco cooking from the Gastrokid Cookbook on KGO’s afternoon show “View from the Bay” hosted by the incredibly telegenic, dynamic duo Spencer Christian and Janelle Wang. We’d love to see Gastrokids young … Continue reading

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Breakfast Strategies

Nice piece in the Lexington Kentucky Herald Leader on breaking out of the back to school breakfast rut (with a shout out to the gastrokid cookbook, and a cool slide show w some photos from the book). —Hugh

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Miami Herald on the Kiddie Foodie Movement

Great story on the gastrokid revolution in the Miami Herald today, with a passing mention of our book. Choice quotes about introducing kids to new flavors: “When you look at long-term studies, one of the predictors of whether children are … Continue reading

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Gastrokid Meatball Recipe Test Drive

Baltimore Sun mom blogger Kate Shatzkin gave our meatball recipe in the just published Gastrokid Cookbook a whirl. She’s got a smart take and nice photo here at charmcitymoms. Thanks for cooking and sharing, Kate! (And we’re not anti-quesadilla at … Continue reading

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Cookie Magazine Gastrokid Q&A

Our good friends at Cookie magazine ran the recent gkid Q and A on their most excellent site. Check it out here. —Hugh

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Ventura Beach House Family Meal

While Matthew and family were eating their way through the south of France, the Gastrokid US cadre hit the beach. We stocked up with produce from the Ventura farmer’s market and staples from the local Trader Joe’s and got cooking: … Continue reading

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Grubstreet Reviews the Gastrokid Cookbook

I remember what it was like to be a young New York media type writing book reviews when some 15 years ago I was, well, a young New York media type writing book reviews. That was at the Village Voice … Continue reading

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Fast Roasted Tomatoes

Sweet, ripe summer tomatoes don’t need as much help as, say, hothouse plum tomatoes in cooler months of the year. While nothing beats a slow roasted tomato that’s super unctuous and concentrated, here’s a fast technique for turning tomatoes into … Continue reading

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Soft Shell Crab Pasta

While I love soft shell crabs, I’ve always thought of them as single-serving food: one or two crabs per person. And when you’ve got a family of four, that can get pretty expensive pretty fast. The fish guy at my … Continue reading

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