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Start Fresh: Your Child's Jump Start to Lifelong Healthy Eating Hardcover – June 7, 2011
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About the Author
TYLER FLORENCE is the author of six cookbooks, including the bestselling Stirring the Pot and Dinner at My Place, and the host of the Food Network show Tyler's Ultimate. He owns a kitchen retail store, The Tyler Florence Shop, in Mill Valley and Napa, CA, and has launched signature lines of babyfood and cookware and cutlery at major retailers across the United States. He opened the Wayfare Tavern restaurant in San Francisco in June 2010. He lives in Mill Valley, CA with his wife and two children.
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Top Customer Reviews
I felt really good about serving my whole family the same meal. This book makes it easy to have a family meal that is healthy, appealing and delicious for everyone at the table. The ingredients are easy to find in the average grocery store provided they are in season, this means a lot to me as I do not want to plan a meal and then have a hard time finding everything I need to make it. The flavors are powerful without overwhelming the sensitive palate of a baby or a toddler, while at the same time pleasing the adults at the table.
This book will see a lot of use in my household. I highly recommend!
Start Fresh is divided into three sections roughly based on age. The first contains purees, some of which can also be used as sauces for meat dishes for the grownups. We came to this book a little late for the first section. At a year old my daughter is pretty much over purees, and isn't a big fan of veggies either, though she will drink them from a cup smoothie-style. She had Tyler's banana, spinach, and yogurt puree this way and asked for more after already sucking down 5 ounces.
The second and third sections are where the fun begins. All of the recipes contain fresh fruits and veggies, which Tyler suggests you purchase organic and locally (a man after my own heart). Most of the recipes call for these various fruits and vegetables to be roasted in the oven, a technique I have to admit I had never bothered with before the book. It is so simple and does an excellent job of adding complex flavors to food that I can't believe I avoided it for so long.
The very best part is that the meals are meant to be enjoyed as a family!Read more ›
-beautifully put together with gorgeous pictures
-nice prologue with an intro about why this book exists (those pages are previewed through Amazon); definitely inspires you to make your own baby food
-conquerable, DELICIOUS recipes that your child will eat (if it tastes good to you, it has a far better chance of tasting good to them as opposed to nasty jarred food)
-some real basics (i.e., single vegetable purees) and then easy-to-do advanced recipes (multi-ingredient)
-tells you equipment you need (three things - steamer, sheet pan, blender/food-processor) rather than demanding you buy a million things (as in Super Baby Food)
-wish there were more recipes
-vegetarians should know there are several meat recipes (although there are also plenty of vegetarian ones)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Slightly exotic recipes for produce that is available where I live. The rest are the basic beginner foods.Published 18 days ago by Mindalyn Williams
Easy to follow. Like how recipes are broken down by age. Good 1st book.Published 21 days ago by Letie
Love this book! I was looking for some direction when making my own food for my 5 month old, and this is a great resource. Read morePublished 1 month ago by kmt261
I love this book! I really enjoy cooking and making things for my two kids and Tyler has a great way of making this fun. Read morePublished 4 months ago by leslye
Love this book. If you are looking to cook your babies food at home,this is the one to get. The recipes are different. My LO is 1 year old, and we still use it!Published 4 months ago by Jonathan Howes
Enjoying this book! Great information and healthy, delicious recipes.Published 7 months ago by Mrs. Peters
I do a fair amount of cooking and use cookbooks on a regular basis. I was really excited about some of the recipes in the later sections. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Hannah