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It’s almost Mother’s Day: the day to appreciate motherhood even more than we do on other, ordinary days. Who cares that the holiday was invented by a greeting card company? Moms rock, and we love them.
Moms make us think of babies, and babies are cute. They’re just designed that way. We like to look at them. We like to talk about them using teeny voices. Baby fruits and vegetables are basically our two favorite things rolled up into one: Babies plus Food.
On this special day we wanted to send out some love to the hardworking vegetable and fruit moms for giving birth to them. First up (above): baby ghanoush.
“Mom, you make the best fries.”
“Orange you glad you had me?”
“I’m so glad you have your father’s hair.”
Tender loving carrot.
Tears of joy.
Heather Ramsdell is Food Network Kitchen’s Director of Culinary Editorial.