Lunch Around the World
Owner of Spago in Beverly Hills
Kids: Cameron, 19, Byron, 14, Oliver, 4, and Alexander, 2
On Austrian Food: "Many families rely on vegetable gardens for their produce. I ate this soup growing up -- and often make it for my boys."
The only female Iron Chef
Kids: Zoran, 5, Cage, 2, and Thatcher, 3 months
On Greek Food: "Hummus and olive mayo sandwiches are the Greek equivalent of PB & J. My boys love them -- and I love that they're eating veggies."
A guest judge on Top Chef
Kid: Adrien, 5
On French Food: "There's no kiddie food in France; children just eat smaller portions of what their parents have. At lunchtime, it's common to serve a savory food like crepes with a veggie."
Owner of 11 Mexican restaurants
Kids: ??Giancarlo, 13, and Isabella, 9
On Mexican Food: "I was born in Mexico, and I have taken my kids there. Ceviche -- seafood marinated in citrus juice -- is popular among Mexican kids. My son loves it with shrimp."
Star of Public Television's cooking show Simply Ming
Kids: David, 9, and Henry, 7
On Chinese Food: "My parents were born in China, and I spent a lot of my childhood summers in Taiwan. Most kids eat noodle dishes for lunch. My boys enjoy this chow mein -- even the veggies. I guess it appeals to their sweet tooth; vegetables stir-fried in onions and garlic taste sweeter than steamed or raw ones."