Author Archives: Matthew

Bon Appetit and Gastrokid’s Chickpeas

The Gastrokid chickpea bruschetta recipe is featured in Bon Appetit's 5 Things To Do with a Can of Chickpeas. Go crack a can today!

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That's the name of a Korean restaurant in New York garnering a rave review in the NYT today. Not only is it making me hungry for good Korean barbecue but it's making me a bit wistful for New York dining … Continue reading

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Niman Ranch Raises the Battle Cry for Locally Sourced, Small Scale Meat Production

A truly thought-provoking Op-Ed in the New York Times by Nicollete Hahn Niman (of California's famous Niman Ranch) that makes the case for eating meat responsibly as a way to counter climate change. – Matthew

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An Essential Guide to Pasta

Don’t know your farfalle from your fettucine? This new interactive pasta guide from the Guardian (in conjunction with the excellent Silver Spoon book) is a great help. I thought I knew my pasta but Trofie foxed me. You too? Well … Continue reading

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Chicago Trib Reviews Gastrokid Cookbook

The big boys of media are starting to weigh in on the Gastrokid Cookbook. Today it's the turn of the Chicago Tribune who like the book a lot even if they think we're a little obsessed with Pimenton de la … Continue reading

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Kid’s Food Face Plate from SFMoma

Check out this funny face plate ($12) designed by Jason Amendolara and available from SFMoma. Perfect for mashed potato shapes.

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Kids Culinary Goodies Courtesy of SFMoma

I'm killing time here in San Francisco airport and so decided to potter around the SFMoma store. Needless to say they've got some great kid's food stuff and so I thought I'd share what I saw: First up are these … Continue reading

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Gastrokid Back to School Tips

Hugh’s been chatting to the folks at and offering up some Gastrokid tips for back to school lunches. Check out his tips on a late summer lunchbox salad. – Matthew  

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Popups – the New Indian Snack Food

Confusion reigned in our house tonight after Zelda (3) decided she wanted to taste a snack she'd seen us pick up at a local supermarket. "Popups." Can I have some popups she kept asking as Jowa and myself looked on … Continue reading

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Gastrokid’s Hugh as Foodie TV Star

Here's Hugh making a leap for TV super-stardom on ABC's The View from the Bay. Roasted chick pea bruschetta never looked so good. – Matthew

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