Chef Colicchio and Feeding the Kids

I read Tom Colicchio’s think like a chef a few years ago. I thought it was a great book and it really helped me understand some fundamental techniques. I don’t recognize too many chefs’ names so when I saw his in this piece: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/even-top-chefs-have-picky-kids/ I was excited to see what he had to say about how he feeds his kids. The other day when we were complaining about how little we actually get accomplished on a day-to-day basis around the house it occurred to me to think about giving some credit to the things we actually do get done. One of those things is sitting down to eat well-prepared meals together. Not only do we eat most meals as a family, our diet has very little processed food in it since we make most stuff from scratch. I go back and forth in my thinking about whether or not our kids eat enough healthy food but when I look at it relative to kids who eat chicken fingers and hot dogs for every meal I think we’re doing OK. I mean, one kid will eat anything you put in front of him as long as it didn’t come from the ground but the other demands curry and pad thai (as well as fruit loops and oreos) but at least he tries good stuff and eats some broccoli every once in a while. Anyway, interesting piece and worth a read: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/even-top-chefs-have-picky-kids/