Most kids just like the same old pizza and chicken nuggets you can get at any restaurant. The one thing I think is that all kids should have a wild side with food. My mom always let me have a wild side with food. I like to have my mom taste the food first to see if I would like it or not, and, if she thinks I will, I try it. Most of the time I end up loving it. So all you adults out there reading my blog post, I think you should encourage your kids to try new food.
The EPCOT Food & Wine Festival is big fun for parents, but kids will find good things to eat as well. I went through the menus for all the booths that will be at the 2010 Festival and made a list of foods that adventurous kids might like! Most of the silly names of food are just things we eat normally, like the Nürnberger Sausage in a Pretzel Roll, it’s just a really big hot dog in a small bun. It might sound really weird, but it’s super duper yummy! Here’s my kid approved list:
Argentina: Roasted Corn and Cheese Empanada. (two thumbs up)
Australia: Lamington (sponge cake dipped in chocolate)
Belgium: Freshly Baked Waffles with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
Canada: Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, Nanaimo Bar
Charcuterie & Cheese: Cheese Fondue with Croutons and Roasted Potatoes (kids love to dip things)
China: Pork Pot Stickers, Xinjiang Barbecue Chicken Stick (might be a little spicy)
Desserts & Champagne: Strawberry Angel Verrine (two thumbs up), Pear Streusel Pudding Cake, Dark Chocolate Sensation
Germany: Spätzle Gratin with Ham and Cheese, Nürnberger Sausage in a Pretzel Roll, Apfel Strudel featuring Werther’s Original Karamell Sauce
Greece: Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki, Baklava
Ireland: Kerrygold® Cheese Selection, Warm Chocolate Lava Cake
Italy: Polpettine Toscane with a Rosemary Breadstick, Baked Cheese Ravioli w/ Creamy Bolognese Sauce, Cannolo Al Cioccolatol
Mexico: Tamal de Pollo, Churro (two thumbs up)
Poland: Kielbasa and Potato Pierogies with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream (not all kids might like this but this dish really sounds good to me)
Spain: Almond Cake
I thought Food & Wine Festival 2010 was amazingly delicious, and it was fun to meet people. I had a great time at the Food & Wine Walkabout with Lou Mongello. We tasted lots of foods from around the world. If you’re a kid, don’t be afraid to try new and exciting foods at Disney!
Contributed by: Katie (NDK #49). Katie is a youth contributor who loves to share Disney from a kids point of view.