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The Gastrokid Media Blitz Rumbles to Life

…well, almost. Honestly, we couldn’t be more thrilled than by the Q and A that appears in the August issue of one of our very favorite magazines, Cookie. It’s pegged to our forthcoming cookbook and is on page 30 of … Continue reading

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Introducing Gastrokid’s Fast Family Meal Recipe Tweets

Dear Gastromoms and dads. Sign up for our twitter feed for daily (or nearly daily, depending on our families’ schedules) for realtime dinnertime (or lunchtime or snack-time or restaurant-time or farmer’s market-time) reports from Gastrokid US and UK HQ. Admittedly … Continue reading

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Pizzeria Mozza 2 Go: Gastrokid’s first visit

A blistering hot day in Los Angeles. The kind that makes you grateful for the dappled shade of banana palms, friends with pools, and, with the opening of Mozza 2 Go, (6610 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles; 323-297-1130) arguably the best … Continue reading

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Donut Peaches: The Perfect Stone Fruit Snack

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been buying just about every stone fruit variety imaginable at our farmer’s market here Los Angeles: dinosaur plums, dapple dandies, white nectarines, peaches, pluots, apricots… with full knowledge that the season will pass … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Scamp of Approval: Henckels Miyabi Santoku

To keep your kids happy in the kitchen and the dinner table, you’ve got to allow some wicked fun for yourself. My most recent culinary joy has come from prepping dinner with my awesome Japanese-made Henckels Santoku, which gets this … Continue reading

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Gastrokid Homemade Gatorade

The convenience stores of the world are awash in gatorade. Fructose-heavy, overpriced, landfill-filling. And the new favorite drink of 4 year old Desmond after a friend took him to 7-11 on a post-gymnastic snack trip. I explained to him, in … Continue reading

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Scorpion Fish for the Family

Cool name. Awesome look. Spiny fins. I love a good a rockfish. They’re the basis of bouillbaise. Full flavored. Lobstery in texture and color. I thought the cool name, awesome look, spiny fins, and all would woo the kids. Especially … Continue reading

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Octopus, See!?

We have cooked this impressive cephalapod, this leviathan, this eight-legged chicken of the sea several times before. We have boiled it forever to tenderize the darned thing. And we have liked it quite a bit. What’s not to like about … Continue reading

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Last Ditch Lasagna

This is a recipe written by the diminished stocks of a refrigerator a day before market day. I don’t suggest you go out and shop for this, but if you find yourself with just a few things in refrigerator, try … Continue reading

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Quinoa Chickpea Marinara (and yogurt?)

Here’s a meatless recipe in the spirit of our week of eating virtually no meat inspired by Do The Green Thing’s Easy On The Meat Campaign (tho admittedly my day job has required the consumption of pork buns, some new … Continue reading

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