OOPS!!! This week’s blog took off without picture captions that would help demonstrate next week’s blog of neophilia versus neophobia . Children raised with food culture, experiencing new foods and helping with food preparation are more likely to enjoy these experiences in their adult life.
1978 our children cleaning fish with their dad on a Sunday afternoon
Thirty years later, their children cleaning fish with their dad and the children’s grandpa on a Sunday afternoon
Children helped bake a whole fish in the oven, ummm good
Comparing the size of heads.
Cleaning mussels, for a great seafood pasta sauce
Laila and Bo buying fish they will clean and cook
Fresh this morning and now on the grill
Preparing as grandpa taught our mom
Ready for the barbecue
The kids bought, and cleaned the fish, now to enjoy the dish
Laila sucking the meat out of the shell.
Raised with food culture, children learn early to enjoy snails,
Grandma Lucy with Dante and Luca enjoying fried smelts.
The kids ate it all from head to tail
Dante and Luca will always love clams, storied food memories
Yes, Dante ate them all and calls it his favorite food.
Ok grandma says we should never deprive ourselves of occassional treats, especially when parents are not around.
Next Wednesday’s blog, neophobias versus neophilias.