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I Spy With My Little Eye: Pie. In Cookie.

At Gastrokid we’ve been longtime fans of Cookie magazine (even before I started writing the ocassional non-food related story for them; and, full disclosure, they’re owned by the same company that publishes Bon App├ętit, the exceptional magazine at which I’m … Continue reading

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Books we want – 1080 recipes from Spain

The Observer Food Monthly serves up a few offerings from a great new book (okay new in the English language at least): namely 1080 recipes – the bible of Spanish cooking. Penned by the mother/daughter team of Simone and Ines … Continue reading

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Locally Sourced or Imported: Which Type of Kids’ Food is Better for the Environment?

Could it be better in terms of reducing carbon emissions to import some produce from developing nations rather than rely on locally-sourced products? That’s what super supermarket Tesco CEO Terry Leahy thinks and the UN is inclined to agree. We … Continue reading

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How Companies Market Food and Candy to Our Kids

Ever wondered what goes on in the minds of children’s food marketers? The Guardian tagged along recently to a day-long kid’s marketing "masterclass" titled: How do you create effective yet ethical campaigns that excite both children and their parents? Attendees … Continue reading

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NYT Offers an Exhaustive (and Exhausting) Guide to a Week’s Family Meals

It’s good to have a plan and Leslie Kaufman, writing in today’s New York Times’ Dining Section, shares her "Mom’s Guide to Working, Living and Feeding two kids (and one husband) week in week out". Okay, the story isn’t called … Continue reading

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Tooth Fairy Inflation

Kids losing teeth is tangential to our Gastrokid mission I’m the first to admit but there’s a great story in the UK Daily Mail today about the high cost of playing tooth fairly nowadays. In the UK, researchers (who are … Continue reading

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Chew on This – Babies Shouldn’t Get Pureed Food says Unicef

Cast your mind back to those nostalgic days of preparing baby’s first real meal…..the love and care you put into cooking a real meal then pureeing it so it’s easily digestible. Well you did it all wrong according to a … Continue reading

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The E Numbers Game. A Guide to Digits You Want to Avoid

We don’t often delve into the politics of food but we’ve been reading a fascinating/scary piece in the Guardian this week about the links between combinations of E number additives and hyperactivity in children’s behavior. The story is sparked by … Continue reading

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NYTimes on Kids Menus

The New York Times is yet again doing its part for the gastrokid movement with an excellent piece by David Kamp in the dining section on the downside of the restaurant kids menu phenomenon. In the story Kamp writes: "Far … Continue reading

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Great Grub Club Gang Wants You to Eat Veg

Can a bunch of cartoon characters really convince your kids to give up the fries for carrots? That’s what the World Cancer Research Fund hopes to achieve with the introduction of a new website aimed  at encouraging healthy eating and … Continue reading

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