5 Ways to Make Food More Fun and Appealing for Kids

It’s not that difficult!

Having a hard time getting your kids to eat? Don’t need to find a chef for this, Bravura gives you five tips to aid you make meals more interesting.

1. Establish a connection with food.  What do your kids love? Use their current hobbies and interests.  Arrange the usual meal in different shapes and forms to immediately attract their attention.

Owl Sandwich Kermit the frog





2.  Presentation is key.  Make plates look more appealing and vibrant by using bright and colorful ingredients.  Fruits and veggies are great for this!  Cut them in small pieces so it is easier for them to grab and eat. Fun Fruit Fruit Pizza

3.  Same but different.  Serve the usual meals in a creative way.  Make sandwiches on sticks, sushi, fruit lollipops or spaghetti squid.

Sushi Sandwich Spaguetti Squid






4. Play with your food.  Make a game out of the meal.  Invent crazy names for the dishes or tell them stories to spark their curiosity.

Pirate pie Fun octopus

5. Get them involved in the Cooking.  Bring your child to the supermarket and let him/her choose the fruits and vegetables.  Ask them for help to prepare the meal.

Kid cooking Kid flour


Bullipedia, the new culinary encyclopedia from El Bulli

Bullipedia (www.bullipedia.net), a new project similar to Wikipedia, was recently introduced by the popular chef Ferrán Adriá. Its objective will be to create a catalogue that will organize the history, products and techniques used generally in the kitchen and at El Bulli, the restaurant that used to be owned and managed by him. El Bulli was considered the best restaurant in the world in 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. It closed its doors in 2011 to become El Bulli Foundation, a non profit organization dedicated to carrying out research in culinary sciences.

“Bullipedia is a unique project that will allow El Bulli Foundation to publish the information generated by the organization apart from creating new knowledge”, declared Adriá. This new tool will allow chefs and teachers to incorporate new cooking technologies in their day to day work, he added. The chef also made very clear that access to Bullipedia will not be free since quality information on internet never is.

Ferran Adriá is considered an artist in the kitchen who has introduced several new culinary techniques such as the deconstruction (which consists in isolating several ingredients in a dish only to reconstruct them in a completely different way), the use of foams, spherification (the process of shaping liquid into spheres with alginate), and the use of liquid nitrogen. The Bullipedia project will officially open in 2014.

Via El Pais and Wikipedia