Baby Food Faqs: What To Feed, And When?

VIENNA, VA, JANUARY 9, 2013: Winter salad of shaved cucumber, radish and endive with lemon vinaigrette. Dishware courtesy of Crate & Barrel. (Photo by ASTRID RIECKEN For The Washington Post)

More from Food Gluten-free recipes PHOTOS | Gluten-free main course meals to try any night of the week. Then came the bigger questions. What to feed him? What nutritional markers were we trying to hit? Were there ingredients to avoid? I called Zephyrs pediatrician, Ellen Hamburger at Childrens Pediatricians and Associates. Hamburgers advice was to start solids at four to six months. Around the world, the practices are different, but we in the States recommend iron-fortified baby cereals as the first food, she said. In the second six months, breast milk doesnt quite provide the iron that babies need. After that transition, our options would increase exponentially. The only things you need to avoid in the first year are honey because of botulism and anything they can choke on, she said. Her only other advice was to offer the child a variety of foods to create a balanced diet. Dont exclusively serve fruits or vegetables; mix it up. But what about potential allergens? Some pediatric allergists will recommend one food at a time, spaced several days apart to make sure theres no allergic reaction, she said. However, others dont recommend such a cautious approach, because it might not be the first time a child gets a food that they react. I must have sounded taken aback by her response.

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“He has a good sense of humor,” said another. Anderson was also described as both a “wonderful” and “great writer” who was “sensitive and open to a wide variety of culinary experiences,” a critic with “high integrity, well-regarded by everyone in the field,” “straightforward but poetic,” and “a joy.” Tied for third for the critic chefs would most like to eat with, apparently, hes a great dining companion, too. Said one chef, “I had dinner with him once. Hes very knowledgeable and passionate about food.” CULINARY KNOWLEDGE: 3.3 stars, 2nd place (2012: 2.26, 15th) PROSE STYLE: 3 stars, 4th place (2012: 2.26, 14th) INTEGRITY: 3.63 stars, 2nd place (2012: 2.47, 8th) LIKE TO SHARE A MEAL?: 3.2 stars, tied at 3rd place (2012: 2.26, 10th) 4Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, 3.16 Stars The Daily Meal Another critic whose stars increased considerably, the San Francisco Chronicles Michael Bauer endured just one negative comment from a chef: “In an ever-growing culinary city, Michael certainly has his favorites. Its pretty clear who they are.” “Thoughtful,” “one of the best,” “the eternal critic,” said others. As for his prose style, one chef reflected, “Michael has evolved as a writer. I find his style to be very accessible and clear.” And integrity? “I understand Michael hates payola. I sense he loves his gig.” CULINARY KNOWLEDGE: 2.94 stars, 4th place (2012: 2.78, 4th) PROSE STYLE: 2.92 stars, 5th place (2012: 2.4, tied at 12th) INTEGRITY: 3.64 stars, 1st place (2012: 2.65, 7th) LIKE TO SHARE A MEAL?: 3.14 stars, 4th place (2012: 2.29, 9th) 5Corby Kummer, The Atlantic, 3.12 Stars The Daily Meal Last years mixed bag of chef comments included a couple of doozies, with Corby Kummer being called “persnickety,” “inclusive,” and “too intellectual for restaurant reviewing.” (He was even accused by one chef for not eating meat at restaurants he writes about, a claim Kummer said for the record is most certainly not true.) There were a few catcalls from the chef gallery this year, too. “Doesn’t understand the ins and outs of the restaurant industry,” said one. “Doesn’t seem to actually enjoy food,” offered another. But even several chefs who found criticism in Kummer praised him. “Hes a curmudgeon, but a fabulous, intelligent writer, and one with integrity.” And negative comments were far outweighed by a chorus of praise that buoyed him two spots higher than last year. “An intelligent writer,” said one, “Perfect for The Atlantic,” agreed another. “He likes food!” Noted others: “Trust!” “Erudite and warm,” and “Corby is a writer who brings a wonderful sense of information to the page.” “I think Corby is the quintessential New Englander, cutting right to the chase always,” said one chef, “I like that.

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