Originally posted on THE PATTERNED PLATE:
Young kids have absolutely no filter, they are born food critics. If it sucks, they will let you know in no uncertain terms. It’s even more potent in non-verbal format – the nose wrinkling, the suspicious sniffing, flared nostrils, the corners of their sweet, puckered lips twisting downwards. Each reaction is a stab to my pride. All that effort!
A universal truth every home cook has been forced to acknowledge – you can’t please everyone at the table. The adults may like it but the kids won’t or, more annoyingly, only one of them doesn’t. It’s like almost making the finish line, almost, but never crossing it. We cooks care about what we put on the family table, there is consideration and love going into the preparation of a meal and a scowl at the result can feel like a rejection of our affections. At least it does for me…
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