I was a picky eater as a child but have grown to like most foods, although there are still a few things I haven't tried and others I am trying to like. I credit my husband, Jason, for convincing me to try many new foods years ago such as sushi and other seafood, some of my most favorite meals now. Reading cookbooks and cooking blogs has also contributed to the expanded list of foods I enjoy.
Jason and I are trying to keep our children from being picky eaters. With our first child, our son Ewan, we offered exclusively whole foods when he started eating solid foods at six months, but it was all puréed. He very rarely gets processed sugar, has never eaten fast food, and eats very few processed foods. With our second child, our daughter Isla, we plan to follow the baby led weaning type of feeding where babies feed themselves.
The kitchen is my place to be creative and use my science background simultaneously. I hope to provide both knowledge and entertainment to my readers.