Reviews, Interviews and Media

“What Did Babies Eat Before Baby Food Was Invented? With Amy Bentley PhD,” with Katie Ferraro. Baby-Led Weaning (Podcast), July 15, 2021.

“The Cultural Significance of (Baby and Other) Food,” with Kevin Currie-Knight and Amy Bentley. Sophia (Podcast), July 10, 2021.

“The Surprisingly Dark History of Baby Food,” by Saskia Sorrosa. Red Tricycle, December 19, 2019.

“Can Babies Learn to Love Vegetables?” by Burkhard Bilger. The New Yorker, November 25, 2019.

“Inventing Baby Food by Amy Bentley,” Bacon Phat (podcast), October 14, 2019.

“What to Expect When You’re Expecting the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines,” by Genna Read. Union of Concerned Scientists, April 15, 2019.

“The Fall of the Baby Food Market, in Three Charts,” by Corinne Purtill and Dan Kopf (quoted). Quartz, March 12, 2019.

“Baby Food for Baby Boomers,”  by Erin Blakemore. JStor Daily, June 13, 2018.

“Raising Adventurous Eaters,” by Devorah Lev-Tov (quoted). Almost Fearless, September 8, 2017.

“Inventing Baby Food Book Review,” by Katie Ferraro. Fortified Family, May 17, 2017.

Why Is Breastfeeding Such a Big Deal?  Its History Reveals Why Its Such an Important Issue,” by Abigail Wise (quoted)., October 3, 2016.

Foodie from the Start,” by Tiffany R. Jansen (quote). Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine, July 2016.

Kids’ Food Squeezables are Popular, But are They Safe?” by Zlati Meyer (quote). Detroit Free Press, July 12, 2016.

Hands that Itch to Hold the Spoon.” In Pathways to Family Wellness, 49 (Spring 2016), 40-42.

First Foods: Learning to Eat,” Gastropod podcast, February 23, 2016.

“The Fascinating History of Babyhood,” interview with Penny Johnston, ABC Melbourne, January 29, 2016.

“How to Talk to Your Kids About That Thanksgiving Bird,” interview with Carey Wallace, TIME for Parents, November 20, 2015.

“Raise a Foodie,” by Holly Pevzner, American Baby, August 2015, pp. 32-36.

“The History of Commercial Baby Food in the US,” interview with Noelle Carter of The Splendid Table, July 17, 2015.

“Award Winning UC Press Authors at the AFHVS/ASFS Annual Meeting,” University of California Press Blog, July 15, 2015.

Interview on Top of the Mind with Julie Rose, June 19, 2015.

“Baby Food and the American Industrial Palate,”,  June 9, 2015.

“Paleo is Only the Latest Baby Food Trend,” by Julie Helwig, The Scoop on Food, April 6, 2015.

“Hands That Itch to Hold the Spoon,”, May 27, 2015.

“Picky Eaters,” episode of “The Food Chain,” BBC, March 20, 2015.

“Food, Flavors and Babies,” by Fabio Parasecoli, Huffington Post, February 24, 2015.

Interview on the WBEZ podcast “Chewing the Fat” with Louisa Chu and Monica Eng, February 12, 2015.

“When Did Baby Formula Become Such A Dirty Word?” by Rebecca Ruiz, February 7, 2015.

“What’s Best for Baby’s Tummy?  The History of Baby Food,” by Rebecca Rupp, National Geographic’s The Plate, December 29, 2014.

Inventing Baby Food selected for FoodTank: The Food Think Tank’s 2014 Winter Reading List, December 10, 2014

Interview on WFIU’s Earth Eats with Annie Corrigan, December 8, 2014.

‘Parents’ Food Concerns Forcing the $6.5 Billion Baby Food Industry to Grow Up,” by Nancy Gagliardi,, December 4, 2014.

“Baby Food: What We Can Learn from Those Little Glass Jars?” by Kristie Collado. The Daily Meal, December 1, 2014.

“How Canned Baby Food Became King,” by Julie Beck.  The, November 24, 2104. 

“Cultural Historian Traces the History of Baby Food,” by Leanne Italie, Associated Press, November 18, 2014. (ABC NewsWashington PostSan Francisco ChronicleHouston ChronicleNewsTimes.comSan Diego Union TribuneVancouver SunAZ CentralArizona Daily StarCape Cod Times,Times UnionThe NorthwesternThe DayNational PostGreenwich TimeStamford AdvocateSan Antonio Express News).

“The Page 99 Test,” October 22, 2014.

October 16, 2014 interview on Heritage Radio Network’s “A Taste of the Past” with Linda Pellaccio.

“At Last! Amy Bentley’s ‘Inventing Baby Food’,” October 10, 2014 post on Marion Nestle’s food

“The Smooth Evolution of Baby Food,” interview on the APR radio program “Dinner Party Download,” October 2, 2014.

“You Fed Your Baby What?”  by Eileen Reynolds, NYU Stories, October 1, 2014.

September 30, 2014 radio interview with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer.

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