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The Beauty of Bento

Time for a media moment today here on Gastrokid. The Guardian has a great little feature about one mother’s dedication to her cultural bent (or bento) and also to guaranteeing that her children eat a great lunch. Most days since … Continue reading

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Understanding Additives

What’s the deal with additives? We take for granted that salt has iodine in it, that our drinking water has flouride and that our milk includes a dose of vitamin D, but have you ever wondered how and why these … Continue reading

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Death of the Brussels Sprout (in the UK it seems)

Shocking culinary news from the UK’s Guardian newspaper today. First up. Brits, it seems, have abandoned Brussels Sprouts in favour of more exotic broccoli. Sprouts, apparently, have been used as a pricing indicator for the state of the UK economy … Continue reading

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The Bare Essential Fatty Acids

Custard as brain food? Who can complain about that? Cookie has a cool story about the importance of EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) in your child’s development. Quote: "EFAs are the polyunsaturated fatty acids known as omega-3s and omega-6s, which play … Continue reading

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Kiddie Cocktail Fever Takes Hold

Regular readers will know that Hugh and I have been having some fun lately with kiddie-themed cocktails….if only to get our kids to drink milk. We thought our Weegronis and Virgin White Russians were conducted in the best possible taste … Continue reading

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Big Mac Attack

Salon.com recently ran an item on Annie’s Homegrown, the company that makes any number of organic convenience foods (including the mac and cheese we, and the salon article’s author, admit to having in the cupboard). Meg Hourihan over at megnut.com … Continue reading

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Gastrokid Hits the Times

From the department of periodic self promotion: Hugh and I are kinda thrilled to see Gastrokid featured in the New York Times’ Style section today. The Times has a fun feature on what we, I guess, would term the gastrokid … Continue reading

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Silicone State of Mind

You’ve probably read today’s NYT Dining section story on cooking with silicone so I won’t dwell on the various pros and cons detailed in the article. What did catch my eye was the silicone egg poaching pods, by Lamson & … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust – Starbucks Banishes Transfats

Even if you’ve never taken your Gastrokid to Mickey D’s there’s a good bet that he or she has had a nibble on a Starbucks muffin or wrap at some time, no? Who’d have guessed all those little treats were … Continue reading

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Smart Vegetarians – You are What You Eat?

New research from Southampton University in the UK says that children with a high IQ are more likely to become vegetarians later in life. Well Hugh, I guess that says a lot about you and me….. – Matthew

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