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First Bite

How We Learn to Eat

by Bee Wilson

Hardcover, 319 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $27.99 |


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The award-winning food writer and author of Consider the Fork draws on current research to trace the origins of food habits in culture, memory and appetite to explain how to alter one's palate to promote better health and fulfillment. 50,000 first printing.

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Food writer Bee Wilson says that babies are most open to trying new flavors between the ages of 4 and 7 months. Duane Ellison/iStock hide caption

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In Baby's 'First Bite,' A Chance To Shape A Child's Taste

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