“What Chefs Feed Their Kids” book and a giveaway

When a lifelong foodie and Fellow Los Angeles Mom Fanae Aaron  found herself in an unfamiliar territory when it came to feeing her son, she went on a mission to learn from the pros.

She reached out to 20 award winning Chefs who are also parents. Her interviews/observations have resulted in a book which was published today, ” What Chefs Feed Their Kids: Recipes and Techniques for Cultivating a Love of Good Food“.

What the book taught me:

Chefs know how to cook vegetables.

Chefs get their kids to be engaged with food

Chefs don’t hide pureed vegetables in their kid’s meals

Chefs don’t hold back on feeding their children real food.

Chefs don’t bribe their children to eat food.

Chef’s engage with stories during mealtime

Chefs are flexible. They make healthy food keeping their kids current preferences in mind

In addition to tip and strategies on how chefs deal with dinner time in their homes, this book comes with an incredible collection of recipes for the kids. Read my interview with Fanae Aaron here .

The book released today 11/8 and is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. However for my readers I am doing a giveaway of this book. In order to be eligible you must enter a comment below giving us one tip for feeding children

Winner will be announced on Monday 11/14th.

Update – A winner (Manisha Aswani) was selected using random.org. This giveaway is now closed.


  1. shannon says:

    If your child refuses a food, keep offering it. He may not like it the first time, but once he gets used to it, he may start to like it.

  2. Rashmi says:

    Shannon – so true! It took my almost 2 year old almost a year to finally start eating chicken. It was repeated offering and making it differently each time that got him eating. :)

  3. Renee Richardson says:

    I like to combine ingredients they don’t really care for with ones they love. For instance my son does not like eggs but when I add cheese and tomato to them he will eat them. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  4. Don’t force your child to eat something he/she doesn’t like. It’s okay to have personal preferences.

  5. Sumi Jayaraman says:

    I make it appealing with bright colors and tell her that she can try it and if she doesn’t like it, she doesn’t need to eat it. That takes the pressure off her and she almost always tries it out. Sometimes we hit pay-dirt and sometimes not.

  6. Manisha Aswani says:

    I have been enforcing “don’t waste food” policy with my 3 year old…he doesn’t quite get it but I think he will one day. He gets to choose how much he wants in the beginning – he has to finish whats on his plate then. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  7. Muz says:

    So with our twin boys we introduced lots of different tastes and spices very early on.  We also aimed to make meals quite varied for the first year of them eating.  They both have quite different preferences so having a couple of options (along with staples such as mint/turmeric savory yoghurt as a dipping sauce) made sebse dir us   They are 29 months now and like to try new things but will rapidly reject things they don’t like.  We tend to move on and re-introduce things they may have rejected previously a few times and they normally take to it.  Adding garlic to almost anything helps – and we like to also try out green herbs with the garlic and perhaps a touch of turmeric to bring out the vivid colors in the food. 

  8. Introduce babies to as many foods as possible. Take pleasure in what they eat.

  9. ers says:

    Great Giveaway. I cook some small meals with my son. By involving him more into the process, he wants to try it. Like Scrambled eggs or cooked peas


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