Father and Daughter Visit the Farmers' Market
Yesterday, we awed at Anthony Bourdain's daughter's food loves. Today, Robert Pincus, a blogger at Gourmet, reflects on his toddler's preferred tastes at the farmers' market: crusty bread, pâtés, and goat cheese. He observes:
She’s being pickier, tossing that lovely bread on the ground, so I open the bag of Dungeness crab claw meat I bought as a surprise for my wife. I give Squishy a bite. She laughs out loud, then starts grabbing. Six claws, about $8 worth at $34 a pound, are gone in less than five minutes. Don’t get used to it, little girl.
After a previous visit to the Santa Monica Farmers' Market, he also feeds her green garlic risotto and fresh mozzarella. While I'm sure Pincus' daughter will eventually start loving grilled cheese and PB&J, for now she continues the trend we're noticing: very young children happily consuming high quality ingredients, by eating what their parents eat. However, these kids will probably not be gastronomes for the rest of their lives, as SE reader condiment notes: "at 18 months, a child will eat almost anything, including the contents of the catbox if you're not vigilant."