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River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook [Hardcover]

Nikki Duffy
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Book Description

3 May 2011

'This is a book about feeding children, but these recipes

are for adults too. I don't think there should be any sharp distinctions

between 'baby food', 'children's food' and 'grown-up food'. It's a spectrum the

whole family can be on, the food each person eats becoming a little more

sophisticated and seasoned as they mature.'

Nikki Duffy brings the River Cottage ethos to feeding

children, and shows that it's never too early to involve the youngest family

members in mealtimes. Her delicious seasonal purées and simple, wholesome

recipes put the needs and wants of babies and toddlers first, whilst offering

up dishes that will delight adults too. With clear advice on nutrition and

weaning, The River Cottage Baby & Toddler Cookbook is the perfect starting point for your child's great

food adventure.

Start the day with breakfasts like blueberry pancakes, apple muesli or

eggy bread, followed by simple and delicious meals like fishcakes,

meatballs, shepherd's pie, home-made pizza, falafel, mackerel pâté, pea

risotto or roasted fish with tomato sauce. Nice little puddings include

baby baked apples with chocolate, rhubarb crumble and a classic rice

pudding. With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, this book will put real food on the table for the whole family to share.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (3 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408807564
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408807569
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Book Description

Introduced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook has wholesome, seasonal food the whole family can enjoy

About the Author

Formerly Deputy Editor of the award-winning magazine Waitrose Food Illustrated, Nikki Duffy also wrote a weekly food column in the Guardian.

She worked for three years as the River Cottage Food Editor and is now

a freelance food writer. She lives in Essex with her husband and two


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164 of 167 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feeding your child River Cottage style! 23 April 2011
I am something of a River Cottage addict, and, with a 2 year old at home, when I noticed this book appearing in my recommendations I had a closer look. I did hesitate on whether to order it or not, given that I don't own any other books specifically aimed at feeding children. A read reveals that is an absolute bible on feeding your child - from breastfeeding all the way through to adulthood. Throughout the book preaches a message of trying to relax and give your child a balanced varied diet.

Before getting into the recipes, the book gives advice on a number of areas including why to cook for your children - ranging from the better taste, control in what goes in to reducing packaging. Good food shopping is next on the list. All fairly obvious, but it does set the book firmly in the River Cottage corner. Despite providing a normal index at the back, Nikki gives a very thorough and useful 6 page table, split up by vegetable/fruit, giving when it is in season, how to store it, what do with a glut and where the recipes are in the book. Glut ideas - for apples - range from pureeing to grating to use in cakes, coleslaw and burgers. This Raw Ingredients chapter ends with the things to avoid - E-numbers, processed foods and too much sugar/salt and the wrong sort of fat.

The next chapter is The First Year - the great food adventure begins. This chapter includes breastfeeding, formula feeding, milk (even what formula to choose),when to wean, weaning, allergenic food and reluctant eaters.

Nutrition - what exactly does your child need - follows next.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book with good recipes 18 May 2012
By Jessie
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Great recipes for babies! Love that it includes recipes for BLW and recipes are divided into seasons to include seasonal fruit and veg accordingly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cook book 9 Oct 2013
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I've made many of the recipes from this book for my son and the rest of the family. Great for weaning and toddler stages
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By A Scot
I love this book. It is very well written and offers positive considered advice and resources for parents and carers to consider how they want to approach weaning. The author is an advocate of baby-led weaning, but does not dismiss the use of purees. I've been using a bit of both. This book has made me really enjoy preparing food for my 7 month old, and I'm happy to know he is getting the most nutritious of foods. It has some delicious recipes that the whole family can eat; and encourages children to have a positive association with food and the kitchen. The book also covers breast feeding and, if like me you struggle to keep up breast milk supply, it has advice on formula milk. While we all know breast is best, it's not feasible for all mums and it can be soul destroying when you realise your child is not getting the supply of milk they need from you. So it's great to find a book like this that provides resource on helping to find the right formula milk without making you feel any worse than you already do (this was me). I now have a very happy healthy little bubba who loves nutritious foods. To top it all it has a lovely look and feel that can withstand a messy kitchen environment. Thanks River Cottage for providing such an excellent resource...I think this warrants a TV series...???
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book 29 Nov 2013
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really great book, discusses baby led and 'standard' weaning and really promotes a mix of the two to suit you - ideal in my opinion and just what i was looking for
lovely recipes, healthy, simple and lots of tips too
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2.0 out of 5 stars not creative or comprehensive enough, sorry! 24 Jun 2014
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It's a nice book, bit too long of an intro and too much on purees given that baby of 6 months doesn't need puree. Would have liked to have seen more creative recipes given that it's River Cottage. Better to buy one of Hughes other books and just adapt for bsby! Disappointed tbh.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 28 April 2014
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Enjoyed lots of thing to try I am not a good cook and have problems swallowing but will try some of the treats thank you
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for dairy intolerant children 11 April 2014
By Lily
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The majority of the recipes contain dairy so if you are looking for a dairy intolerant child this is not the book for you. As the author states a quarter of all children can't eat dairy 1 in 4 people will find this book of very little help.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
nice recipes for baby and toddler
Published 1 day ago by :o)
4.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes
Lovely recipe book with delicious ideas.
Published 9 days ago by J. Pearson
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice recipes, odd seasonal format.
Some nice recipes but I struggle with the format of the seasons, as I am really looking for freezer friendly recipes that i can magic out of the microwave/oven when i get home from... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Sarah J Gall
5.0 out of 5 stars Food for thought
We've used pretty much every trick and recipe in here on our two kids with very few failures.

There's lots of simple stuff here to try and enjoy.
Published 25 days ago by Wizzy Wiz!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, particularly if you're doing baby led weaning
Everything I've cooked from this book so far my little one has loved. So I keep making more and more recipes from it (the adults are enjoying the food too!). Read more
Published 26 days ago by Miss Josie H Dekkers
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good recipes for all the family especially my 9month old.
Published 28 days ago by claireo01
5.0 out of 5 stars ... helping with ideas for baby and whole family to enjoy.
Lovely book for helping with ideas for baby and whole family to enjoy.
Published 1 month ago by Heather Mackenzie
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Lovely :)
Published 1 month ago by Victoria Lidbetter
4.0 out of 5 stars Great to dip into
I bought this at the start of weaning and have a few favourites recipes (soda bread, falafel, pesto...). Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jo Clare
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this
my NCT group reguarly talk about things they have made from this book with glee!
I borrowed it at first to see if it was a viable purchase and wanted to make so much I did buy... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ms. E. G. Austin
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