Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bebe Gourmet by Jenny Carenco

Bebe Gourmet 
100 French-Inspired Baby Food Recipes for Raising an Adventurous Eater
Jenny Carenco

 Trying to figure out what to feed your little baby those first few months of "real" food can be daunting. Everyone is talking about health. Making your own baby food sounds intimidating and confusing. This is what inspired the author to write this book. After considerable research and trial and error, she wrote down her favorite recipes. Getting your child to eat more than mashed bananas and macaroni is a plus in our diverse culture.

I was really impressed with this book. The recipes begin with very basic and simple purees that can be made at home for the first few months. The recipes graduate up to regular table food. The author uses unusual foods that aren't typically thought of as baby food, but I read the entire book and all of them can be easily purchased at my local grocery store. The recipes are also very simple and easy to make. At the end of the book is a list of foods and their benefits and also some questions and answers from the author and a pediatric nutritionist. My one and only complaint was that the pictures inside the book were in black and white. I felt that the book would have really stood out if the pictures had been in color. But it certainly doesn't detract from the usefulness of the book, so don't let this deter you when considering a purchase. I wish I'd had this book when my son was born.

I received this book free of charge from Goodreads in exchange for my honest review.

*Update: I have noticed since posting this review, that I had an advanced reader copy. The actual book will have color pictures. So that removes my one and only complaint. Great book!

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