Great give-away: French-inspired gourmet meals for baby!

I like this little book by Jenny Carenco, a Swedish mom now living in France. Fun recipes with gourmet ingredients (‘celery and apple puree’, for example). The photos are adorable too!

The recipes are likely to seem slightly exotic for many North American palates, but the philosophy is one I think more parents should adopt: introduce your child to as many tastes and textures when they’re still young, to ‘train’ their tastebuds. They’ll thank you for it later on! That’s the key insight of the French (and Italian, and Korean, and Indian….) approach to food education. And it’s the focus of my new book, Getting to Yum (out early next year)!

I’m delighted to be doing a give-away of Jenny’s book this week. To enter, simply:
like my page on Facebook and
-leave a comment below.

I’ll announce the winner on July 21st!

Bon Appétit! 🙂

34 thoughts on “Great give-away: French-inspired gourmet meals for baby!

  1. I have an almost 8 month old and am a firm believer in the French attitude towards food. However, my little girl hardly likes anything! I’d love to introduce lots of new flavours to her, but I can hardly get them in her mouth. Any advice?

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  3. I just finished your book and LOVED it! I got the book from the library, but I think I will have to buy it because when I was finished, I had dog-eared about 50 pages! I have a six month old who just started on solids, I’m so excited to try your ideas and recipes and would love to have this other recipe book to try out as well!

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  4. Just finished your book and I’m so inspired! I have a 3 month old right now and can’t wait to get her started out on the right foot.

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  5. This is not an entry, because I already have the book. I made my entire family’s menu from it for last week. Love it! And so glad to be raising my youngest with these principles. At 10 months she devours: turnips, leeks, greens, fish, smoked salmon, spinach, asparagus, and any other vegetable we give her. 🙂

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  6. Hello,

    I would love to win a copy of the book. I have read your book several times ans as a Early Years Educator, I highly recommend your book to parents. I have quoted from it many times when speaking to parents about children’s health and nutrition. I would love to read the book you are giving away and hopefully be able to help parents see the a new light of children’s education and nutrition.

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  7. I loved reading your books and all the tips for healthy eating.
    I would love to win this recipe book for babies!

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  8. I love your book, “French Kids Eat Everything.” Our little girl started eating solids at 6.5 months. And it has been great fun making a variety of food for her to try. She’s loving it!

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  9. The book looks delightful. It is easy to fall back on that old staple puréed pumpkin! Inspiration is always helpful.

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  10. The tips I’ve learned in your book have worked great for me, especially not letting the kids snack between meals. That one is huge!

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  11. My 2nd is now 6 months and im trying to slowly expose her to solids. Not having much success yet. Would be so interested in this book!!

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  12. We are expecting our third any day, and I can’t wait to try adding veggie purées to breast milk, as opposed to rice cereal. I wonder what the advice will be from the pediatrician… 🙂

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  13. I don’t have Facebook but I’m going to have to have a peek at this soon; we’re just in the early stages of introducing food to our second daughter and having a wonderful time with it again.

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  14. Ms Le Billon, you and Ms Carenco are a breath of fresh air. Thankfully I grew up and our son has grown up in a family where food from all over the world was a wonderful adventure to be embraced.

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  15. Love your book! I grew up in a similar household to what you desribe in your books, likely because of my western european parents. I hope to provide the same to my children. Look forward to your new book as well!

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  16. Your book changed my life! My family is astounded by how well my girls eat now. I would love to add this book to my recipe book collection for more fun creative ways to introduce new foods to my babies! Thanks for your work, Karen!

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  17. Your book answers so many questions I had, thank you! Cannot wait for your new book. Untill then, it would be great to prepare my daughters’meals with the help of Bebe gourmet!

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  18. This book looks great! I’d love a copy. And I can’t wait for your new one – it should be out right about the time our new baby is ready to start on solid foods. 😉

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  19. Anything that helps get the little ones tasting more foods is a good thing. I have always made the baby food for our children but they all seem to hit an age where they refuse to eat things they have already tried. Maybe a little ‘peer pressure’ from the littlest one trying some new combinations might get the older ones to try them, too?

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  20. I’m halfway through your book. You are truly an inspiration. My 8-month-old said his third word (after Mama and Dada) yesterday: FISH! He said it while eating homemade and pureed calamari, pastina, and ragu with spinach, and repeated it again this morning while telling Grandma what we ate for dinner last night. I’m so excited to find new recipes to share with him!

    Pick me! Pick me!

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  21. I just finished re-reading your book and have started serving little purees before dinner – my sons love the spinach soup. Thank you so much for writing that book. It’s amazing. And as a matter of coincidence, I checked out Bebe Gourmet from our library a few weeks ago and have been making a few of those recipes, too. Such yummy food happening in our kitchen these days!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

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  22. I love that you are able to give away amazing books and this one looks like it is no exception! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy to share with friends, family and the community I teach in. As far as I can tell from reading about this book online, many of the recipes seem quite similar to ones we were introduced to in my french primary school, but which seemed like they would be lost to time.

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