While visiting my sister-in-law, I curiously snuck a peek at the baby food they had at home. Differences in eating habits between Italy and the US are always interesting to me.
In addition to the jars of fruit and vegetable medleys and meats like beef and turkey, which are typical to both cultures, there were these 3 gems: tomato and ricotta, prosciutto, and rabbit. I love how baby food mirrors local culture and what everyone eats as an adult. Here at the supermarket, I saw some other interesting baby food options like codfish and horse meat.
Our tastes are shaped by cultural norms, but its also very true that we learn our eating habits from our parents. I was raised in America, but I grew up eating Filipino food, which definitely preconditioned my love for heavy meals and a variety of flavors. I also grew up in California, the greatest melting pot of cultures and cuisine, which probably explains my predisposition to eating and enjoying almost everything.