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  • Published: 17 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780718182946
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $39.99

Baby At The Table




In Baby at the Table, mother-of-two Michela Chiappa offers practical, healthy solutions for the busy parent. Using minimal ingredients, taking minimal time and making minimal mess, Michela creates inexpensive and nutritious meals for all the family. From no-cook purees to picky eater treats and five minute meals, this book is ideal for parents with babies starting on solids, tricky toddlers and anyone working towards that (often elusive) evening meal which can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Baby at the Table is a 3-step guide to making your favourite meals their favourite flavours

Michela and Emanuela's Italian approach to weaning will have your baby eating solid food and enjoying meals with the whole family by the time they celebrate their first birthday.
Involving clever combinations of simple ingredients, no special kit, and under 15 minutes' preparation time for each recipe, your baby will quickly progress from basic no-cook purées to interesting snacks and delicious fresh meals eaten at the table.
The 3-Step Guide:

Baby: a foolproof introduction to their first steps in food
- 6-8 months: enjoying a variety of flavours
- 8-10 months: exploring textures
- 10-12 months: experiencing first meals
- clever natural teething solutions
- 'masking it' tricks
Toddler: happy, healthy tummies for them and a stress-free life for you
- finger foods
- speedy lunchtime meals
- travel and lunchbox solutions
- quick-fix snacks
- tips on dealing with picky eaters
Femily: feed your whole family (baby included) one meal
- recipes for Brunches, Speedy Dinners, One-pot Meals, Desserts and Bakes
- tasty Italian classics you'll return to again and again:
Red pepper and super-bean Bolognese
Speedy cheat's pizza
Fish pies in a mug
Chicken pot pie
Salmon and sweet potato parcel
Chocolate ricotta pudding
- '4-ways-with' sections for porridge, pesto, eggs, jacket potatoes and leftovers
- healthy make-ahead meal ideas
- how to get the kids involved
'How to get babies eating family meals by the age of ONE . . . it's much easier than you think. A cross between a parenting guide and a cookbook. Simple enough even for a child to understand. Full of recipes that the whole family can enjoy - baby included. And they all take 15 minutes or less' Daily Mail
'A beautiful book packed with inspiration (and super-simple ways) to feed your baby well, all backed up with sound nutritional info, and most importantly, celebrating the whole family eating together. Nice one girls!' - Jamie Oliver

'Family food, Italian style' Daily Telegraph
Look out for the Chiappas on TV with Welsh Italians on BBC 2, Michela's Tuscan Kitchen on the Food Network and also the new Welsh Italians Christmas!
%%%SILVER PRIZE: BEST FAMILY COOKBOOK, MUMII FAMILY AWARDS 2017!

Baby at the Table is an easy-to-follow guide to making your favourite meals their favourite flavours

Michela and Emanuela's Italian approach to weaning will have your baby eating solid food and enjoying meals with the whole family by the time they celebrate their first birthday, and well into childhood.
Involving clever combinations of simple ingredients, no special kit, and under 15 minutes' preparation time for each recipe, your baby will quickly progress from basic purées to interesting snacks and delicious fresh meals eaten at the table.
The 3-Step Guide:

Baby: a foolproof introduction to their first steps in food
- 6-8 months: enjoying a variety of flavours
- 8-10 months: exploring textures
- 10-12 months: experiencing first meals
- clever natural teething solutions
- 'masking it' tricks
Toddler: happy, healthy tummies for them and a stress-free life for you
- finger foods
- speedy lunchtime meals
- travel and lunchbox solutions
- quick-fix snacks
- tips on dealing with picky eaters
Family: feed your whole family (baby included) one meal
- recipes for Brunches, Speedy Dinners, One-pot Meals, Desserts and Bakes
- tasty Italian classics you'll return to again and again:

  • Pub date: 17 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780718182946
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $39.99

About the Authors

Michela Chiappa

Travelling the world with her job for a sports management agency and in need of quick fixes for dinner, Michela is an expert at pasta sauces and risottos. She also runs a coffee and pizza café in Cardiff with her husband.

Emanuela Chiappa

Emanuela is a full-time nanny and also runs an online business selling bespoke homemade gifts for children. She is an expert at time-consuming recipes and loves cooking for large groups.


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