(Assuming that this post belongs on Not About Food instead of Home Cooking?)
We came back from China two weeks ago with our new daughter, the most beautiful, head strong one-year-old on the planet. Her passions in life are music and food (and, sorry to say, Gerber Fruit Puffs). Her pediatrician says it's safe for us to feed her anything except peanuts at this point, but surely there are limits. It was cute to watch her enjoy bites of my foie gras, but will it give her indigestion? She made a stink at Blue Ribbon in Brooklyn and they brought her her own dish of oxtail marmalade. She's all over anything with flavor (fruit puffs notwithstanding) but I wonder if a baby's digestive system can really tolerate spicy foods? She laps it all up. God knows I have no desire to force feed her bland, flavorless food, but I wonder if there's any compelling reason to limit her intake of the really tasty stuff?