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pomma_penses From: pomma_penses Date: July 2nd, 2014 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd love to read the rant about how being choosy about foods is a privilege. Which it is, but when it comes to a small child, it's their basic make-up to distrust new foods, and since we live in a society with a huge variety of available foods there will be some which are inevitably rejected. And no one really wants to experiment with starving their child so they'd eat any food possible. :/

Good luck with your quest. You can also get coffee in paper bags (whole or ground) from Cardew's in the covered market.

For bread, try a no-knead bread recipe? I use a no-knead pizza dough which is ace and takes very little hands-on time.
j4 From: j4 Date: July 6th, 2014 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not convinced about it being natural or inevitable for kids to distrust new foods - or rather I'd want to see some evidence... :-} There is so much weirdly neurotic behaviour around food in our culture that I suspect a lot of the "kids never like new food" meme is caused more by that than by something built-in. No, I don't have solid evidence for that either though. :-} Anecdotally, Img was basically happy to eat anything from about 6mo-1yr, and then started getting picky about things after that. Nowadays she will often say "I don't like X" about things she liked the day before; I think in a lot of cases "don't like" just means "don't want right now".

No, of course I wouldn't starve her and wasn't for a moment suggesting that anybody should starve their own children to make them eat anything!! Though (again, only anecdotally) I find that if I offer Img a choice of "fruit or biscuit" she'll always go for the biscuit, but if I offer her "fruit or nothing" she'll always take the fruit. (Yes, over-simplified example, I know...)

Good point about Cardew's, thanks -- I always forget about them. And if your no-knead pizza dough recipe is easy to share (e.g. if you can send a link or it's very short to put in an email) then I'd love to see it please!
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