When chefs cook at home

  • Article by: Stories by MEREDITH DEEDS , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 26, 2012 - 3:10 PM

The pickiest diners of all? They're the hungry kids seated at the family table.

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benjammin3Sep. 27, 1211:03 AM

Most kids actually aren't picky eaters, they just have parents who forgot what it's like to be a kid. I have a very vivid memory of my childhood and I remember being disgusted by anything with too much seasoning, visible herbs, blackened parts, and so on. What adults call "good food" kids see as grotesque. You need to focus on simple homogenous foods, like cheese that melts smoothly (American or Velveeta)... My favorite foods as a kid were Kraft mac 'n cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches (not burnt!), and I liked those things because they were simple and safe. It takes years to develop a tolerance to a lot of herbs and spices, so what tastes good to you tastes too strong to kids. Also, processed meat is usually more homogenous than real cuts of meat, so easier to chew and easier for a child's visual mind to accept. Go simple and they will love it.

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