I’m quite certain that in my next life I’ll be a food stylist. Or at least the person who looks at very lovely pictures of food… is that a job?
Harper has put together a collection of 26 recipes — one for each letter of the alphabet – and the emphasis is on food that looks interesting and is also nutritious.
The majority of the recipes are simple – for example, avocado puree and eggs-in-a-hole. Each recipe details the age the dish is suitable for (with important information such as ‘Eat me from 7 months, once chewing developed’); the vitamins and minerals it delivers; and the serving size (for example the Broccoli au Gratin serves ‘1 Baby & Family of 4’).
There are a handful of more ‘elaborate’ recipes – fritters with sweet potato and ricotta; steamed baby zucchini with sautéed garlic and ricotta; and a meaty beef and mushroom ragout – however, the ingredients remain simple and the method straightforward. While there are plenty of old-favourites on Pip’s menu (quiche, purees, pasta) there are also some more adventurous ingredients – chia seed, mushrooms, soba noodles and tamari. Be prepared for a mini-foodie in the making!
The charm of Baby Pip Eats is in the presentation. Fruit toast sea-horses and pumpkin owls, and a variety of textures and colours make Pip’s meals interesting and Harper’s beautiful styling will have foodie-parents sighing with satisfaction (I just love those little wooden spoons to bits!).
Baby Pip Eats is available in selected bookshops and online directly from Amie Eats for $29.95.