Baby Food

One of my favorite things to do in foreign countries is to just go into a random grocery store and wander down the aisles. I love seeing how what one considers to be normal, staple foods can vary so widely from place to place. In particular, I find the baby food aisle fascinating.

Seeing what people choose to feed their babies for their very first meals can be incredibly illuminating about diet, agriculture, values etc. Going through the baby food aisle at the small local grocery I found some interesting things that most American adults wouldn’t try, much less feed their infants, but that are extremely popular here in Emilia-Romagna. I apologize for the picture quality. I was trying to take these somewhat surreptitiously.

Without further ado…

Horse

Veal-Prosciutto, Veal and Parmigiano-Prosciutto

Prosciutto, Rabbit, and Flounder