NP Arrrr

Two NPR segments about feeding kids.

On [The Splendid Table]( this week, John Moe (whom I knew back when he used to dress up in a chicken suit and sing comic songs) talks about trying to come up with a dinner that his whole family, including two kids, will eat. Comedy ensues: [link]( (the segment starts at 20:00). (Also on this broadcast, Takashi Yagihashi talks about noodles; I absolutely love this guy’s book, [Takashi’s Noodles](

On Morning Edition today, some guy has written a book saying [it’s okay to feed sushi to a baby](

3 thoughts on “NP Arrrr

  1. Sacha

    I heard your piece on NPR this morning and was so excited. What you describe in your book is exactly the way we feed our 2 y/o son. Basically, he eats what we eat, he eats at the table and he’s awesome. We too were inspired by Ellyn Satter and we also followed a method called Baby Led Weaning, which is feeding finger foods from the beginning. I cook with my son all of the time – he puts things in the skillet, stirs batters, sautes, puts sauce and cheese on pizza, helps with bread dough. I love your idea of the electric skillet and am going to look into it. We’re going to order your book and I’m excited to read a different approach to feeding. Thank you!!!

  2. heather

    two things, re: the NPR bit about y’all…

    1. thanks to NPR for reminding me about ants on a tree, which you’ve written about plenty before, and which i’ve meant to try, aaaand currently have some ground pork in the freezer about which i’d been thinking “well, crap…the mister hates meatloaf…hmm. sneak it into cereal?”

    2. it occurs to me that another reason your whole ‘dad/iris/food’ deal warms my heart is that it’s always nice to see girls being raised with healthy mindsets re: food. way to lay a strong foundation for what will hopefully one day be a woman with a healthy mindset re: food!

  3. mamster Post author

    Sacha, I wish I had heard about the baby-led weaning thing back when Iris was 7 months old, because I would have been totally into it. I mean, what we did wasn’t that different, but it sure sounds like fun to me.

    heather, I generally believe that parents have no ability to mold how their kids turn out as teenagers and adults, but in this case I hope I’m wrong.

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