Friday, February 5, 2010

Picky Eaters

Our guest this Food Friday is Jill Colella Bloomfield, a self-professed picky eater, though now reformed. So much so that she's now a cookbook author and cooking instructor. She believes that teaching kids how to cook can help them avoid becoming picky eaters as kids--or even as adults only ordering grilled cheese when out in a restaurant (though really, sometimes a grilled cheese is just amazing).

There's many kids taking the reigns in teaching other kids how to cook, too. One of the most popular is the Spatulatta girls, 13-year-old Belle and 11-year-old Olivia. They have more than 350 online cooking videos as well as a cookbook. There's also the adorable Audrey and Monica, hosts of "Two Girls and Their Aprons," a YouTube sensation. Here they are making banana bread:

Were you a picky eater? Do you have picky eaters at home? Do you have any tricks to get your kids to try new foods?

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