How do I say this politely? I hate cookbooks for kids. Since having a child, I've been looking for cookbooks with inventive ideas for feeding toddlers, and I'm really sick and tired of the same routine - boil this, steam that, don't add seasonings, etc. I try not to be a "food snob", but I'm a chef and know a bit about food, and my daughter already favors spicy lentil soup at the local Pakistani restaurant so I'm not worried about introducing new flavors to her! Why? Why must all cookbooks written for kids really suck? Even the "most famous" ones I found quite unenthusiastic and instead I supplement my regular cookbooks which had some great kid-friendly sounding recipes (read our post about Leon's cookbook here).