The View from my Dining Room Table.
My view is the urban view. The choices we have - about where to eat, where to buy food, and how we get there - are distinctly urban. Does the urban experience have an impact on what we actually eat? It does, but not as much as our original intent. What we intend to eat is simply unique to us, wherever we have lived. We have lived in a warmer climate, we have lived in a small town. We have visited rural areas, and we have lived in a city area, and in one city that was not at all urban. Now we live in a northern urban city, but we have the same tastes. In all the places that wehave lived, we have searched for our preferences in food and found success.
Urban living with a baby, and what we feed our child, are choices that certainly depend on where we are. We have discovered on this living and eating journey, that regardless of where we find ourselves living, the most influential factor on what we eat is simply who we are. It is not something imitable or proscribed - and frankly I don't think it should be. These stories are simple reflections on what we did, the choices we made, and how it is turning out. Some are good, some have regrets, and some are just plain funny.