Thursday, August 03, 2006

Gourmet, organic American baby food

There's an article in today's New York Times about gourmet baby food that is often organic and features unusual flavor combinations. Says the Times, "The new baby foods appeal to parents from countries where the division between adult and baby food is not as distinct as it is in the United States."

Reading food articles and catering menus, lately I've been more aware of constant mentions of "kid-friendly" meals. The general assumption in the U.S. is that kids just like to eat chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, and jello. Here in Taiwan, I realize kids just eat whatever their parents eat: all manner of seafood, litchi, chicken feet, everything. Obviously some things I've never developed a taste for, but when I have kids, I definitely want them to be accustomed to flavors from around the world.

So my parents were right after all...

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