Italian Baby Food

Last week, I was assigned the task of preparing dinner for a 7-month-old baby.

Now, I am no baby expert, but I can tell you that Italian babies are on a whole other diet level from their American counterparts.  Most baby food is made at home, but it’s the kind that you buy in stores seems absolutely crazy to me.  Rabbit meat baby food, trout for babies, and last but not least- horse meat baby food.

Don’t believe me?

“Cavallo”= Horse, if that wasn’t clear based on the package illustration.

Let’s not forget two other major sources of protein for babies- rabbit and lamb!

And what child embarking on solid food for the first time wouldn’t love veal and flounder??

Since we’re in Italy, of course there’s prosciutto for infants.

To prepare this into food fit for a 7-month-old, all you have to do is:
-Take 1 jar of crazy baby meat product
-Mix with 150 ml of homemade vegetable broth
-Add three spoonfuls of semolina (cereal)
-Add 1 spoonful of fresh parmesan
-Don’t forget to drizzle with olive oil
Bon appettito!


6 Responses to Italian Baby Food

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  2. Steve says:

    What’s wrong with this? I see nothing wrong with a baby eating lamb, rabbit, horse, veal or fish. It’s all a good source of protein. Americans need to stop comparing the rest of the world with themselves. We do things differently in Europe. Perhaps if you followed our lead you wouldn’t be the most obese western nation.

  3. jann says:

    Thank you for these great observations about Italian baby food! Fascinating!

  4. audra says:

    Paul- I don’t believe she was stating it was wrong; just that it was different!

    Chill out a bit, and pass me a horse steak. It’s yummy.

  5. Pete says:

    They don’t have ‘cinghiale’? I’m disappointed!

  6. Nadia says:

    Wow, crazy! I would’ve never known they have that on the shelves!

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