What’s Cooking with YOUR Kids: Oakland Girl Eats Out

An old friend of mine just told me that her 10 year old daughter started a blog about a Kid’s Life in Oakland.  After reading her first post, I knew that I wanted to share her writing with you.  Not only is she an excellent writer, but she is very enthusiastic about sharing her experiences with other people.  When I told her that I am sharing stories from families about their food adventures, she immediately agreed to write a guest post for What’s Cooking. Without further ado, here is her story…

An Eating Adventure by Winky Jones 😉

Sometimes trying new foods can lead to entire eating adventures. Want to hear about one of my eating adventures?  It took place in a Greek restaurant called La Mediteranee.  We were walking nearby when my mom spotted it and asked if we wanted to eat there.  We went in and sat ourselves down and ordered our food. The servers were bringing out olives, feta cheese, hummus, pita bread, and dolmas.  I barely ate anything because I wasn’t used to the food. It’s hard for kids (including me and my sister Lily) to try new foods, so mom started telling us about the Greek myths to make the food more interesting to us.

  • The first one she told us was the one about Persephone and the six pomegranate seeds. The next one she told us (I think!) was the one about Arachne and Athena.  As we waited for more food, we listened to the other Greek god stories.  Finally our main course came, and I did try some new foods, like pita bread and hummus.  When our lunch was over we paid and left.
  • After that lunch, I thought about the mythology mom had told us about and I asked mom if I could learn more about the Greek myths.  She gave me a book called D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths.  I started reading.  I got so interested that I started reading any myth book I could get my hands on. I also went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and saw all the Greek sculptures.  But that wasn’t all I learned — by trying those new foods I learned that I enjoy some different things.

Well that was my adventure.  Did you like it?  I hope so.

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  • Maybe your kids would like to share a story about a new food that they tried.  Or perhaps they want to tell us about a recipe that they made for the first time.  If your family took a trip recently, your child probably has some opinions of the food on the journey…
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