Michela Chiappa

Baby at the Table
  • Baby at the Table

  • Wean your baby the Italian way and make delicious food that you'll both love!

    'Full of recipes that the whole family can enjoy - baby included. And they all take 15 minutes or less' DAILY MAIL

    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 and 'masking it' tricks

    Toddler: Happy, healthy tummies for them and a stress-free life for you
    - Finger foods and quick-fix snacks
    - Speedy lunchtime meals and travel lunchbox solutions
    - 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 such as red pepper and super-bean bolognese, speedy cheat's pizza, fish pies in a mug and chicken pot pie
    - '4-ways-with' sections for porridge, pesto, eggs, jacket potatoes and leftovers
    - Healthy make-ahead meal ideas
    - How to get the kids involved


    '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

    '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

    'Family food, Italian style' Daily Telegraph

The mother of two young girls, Michela has become an expert in quick dinner fixes. She has a keen understanding of what every busy parent needs in order to feed their children quick, healthy meals and how to start the weaning journey successfully without creating picky eaters and understands the importance of providing nutritious meals for all the family - particularly young children. She has been voted one of the UK's top 15 parenting vloggers and is the main presenter of the baby weaning section of Jamie Oliver's online Family Food Tube channel. She is also the author of Simply Italian, published in 2014, and a regular contributor to Grazia magazine. Michela has presented a television series on pasta for Channel 4, and her new show Michela's Tuscan Kitchen is about to air on Foxtel in Australia.

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