Saturday, June 2, 2012

About


Bonjour, and welcome to my blog!

I am a French-born mom raising my 13 month-old boy, Pablo, in Los Angeles, where I have lived for the past 14 years. Food, writing and photography have been my passions for a long time and thanks to my son and the support of some other moms who have been interested in my cooking for baby, I am finally starting this blog to share some of my recipes and experiences on this wonderful journey.




There has been recently quite the “buzz” about the “French method” of raising children, coming from American women raising their kids in France, and I am in the opposite situation of raising a bi-cultural (or that is my goal anyway!) child in the US and finding ways to nurture, adapt and rediscover my French roots, in particular through food.
(Though I say French, but our family – and our cooking - is multicultural, as I have also Greek origins, and my husband is of Spanish and American Indian descent.)

One idea, which is a very important goal of a lot of French families, is the “éducation du goût", the education of taste. I believe taste and appreciation of good and healthy foods, and curiosity for a wide variety of foods, can be learned and taught, and the earlier the better. (I am convinced one of the reasons my son loves goat cheese and tomatoes so much is because I have been eating so much of it during pregnancy and nursing!)

I hope to share my trials and tribulations on this journey of educating my son’s palate so he can enjoy food as one of the fundamental ways in which we, humans, can enjoy and experience life and our own bodies.

I am new to the blogging world and this is a learning process for me, so I welcome your feedback.


Finally, one caveat... I will share my recipes, but I am not a nutritionist or doctor, and you should always check with your pediatrician before feeding your baby new foods.


Thanks so much for your interest! Happy cooking!


Special thanks to Elleni Sclavenitis, a wonderful artist, for helping me design the blog!
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