Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.
My son doesn't like blue cheese but he loves cucumbers so I met him in the middle with mild, creamy blue and cukes. I don't believe in entirely avoiding foods that kids don't like. Their tastes change all the time; something they detest this week is next week's darling. Plus learning to compromise is valuable. So for today's tough love lunch: Cambozola cheese, cucumbers, and garlic mayo (Hellmann's + smashed garlic + squeeze of lemon) on thinly sliced brioche. On the side, salted caramels and medjool dates.
Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.