Meet James

James, shortly after birth

James, first morning
His first morning

  • Ilva

    Wonderful baby and wonderful photos! So happy everything went well!

  • Colloquial Cook

    Aaaah I’m melting! Gorgeous little baby boy. James will be fed plenty of bean stews and grow to become a cute little kitchen assistant.

  • Catherine

    He’s so handsome!!!

  • Stacey Snacks

    The little Bean is beautiful!!!!
    Congrats to you, Lisl and the peanut!

  • Peter M

    Hello James and welcome to the world…you’ll soon find life is good!

  • MeetaK

    oh gif!! congrats to you and the wife 😉 this is great news and thank you for sharing the pictures. i am sure you will enjoy this new role and phase in your life!! huge hug!

  • Giff

    thank you all 🙂 We’re very happy, and “big sister” is starting to become a reality to our 3 1/2 year old! Lisl gave her a little disposable camera today and she was happily taking snaps of her little brother all afternoon.

  • M

    He is just perfect and obviously ripe and ready for life. We are all so proud of our wonderful daughter for such a sterling effort. Can’t wait to meet him asap.

  • matt wright


  • Zen Chef

    Wow.. but.. err.. How do you make one of these!? You need to post a recipe Giff! 😀


  • Zoe Francois

    Congratulations!! He is gorgeous!:)

  • we are never full

    BEAUTIFUL! This is your greatest “gourmet” masterpiece so far, i think. he’s a cutie. congrats you two!!! now give him a taste of fois gras before his tastebuds change!

  • Kvatch

    What? No “George Constable IV”?! 😉

    Many, many, many congratulations!!!

  • Fancy Pancakes

    So very happy to hear the good news! He’s a beautiful, beautiful boy.
    Hug to both of you, and I look forward to meeting the little guy in a few weeks! (STILL waiting for my little guy, but feeling good.)

  • Jo

    Mom and baby are beautiful! I am so happy for you both! Congrats to you Daddy and Mama! 🙂

  • T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types

    Congrats on the arrival of your new chef!

  • Brenda

    Remember that scream I made when Lisl first showed me her ring back at the old Williamsburg apartment? Well, I just did it again in my apartment!!! OH MY GOD!!!! *scream*!!!!!

  • Cynthia

    Congratulations on the wee little angel!

  • Miranda

    Congrats. I have two girls of my own. They are a blessing.
    I wanted to thank you for your comment about the breakfast banana oven pancake burrito.

    I love your site. You take incredible pictures.

    Thanks again!!!

  • RecipeGirl

    Many happy congratulations!! He’s so very sweet. Have fun 🙂

  • bee

    omg!!! what an incredibly sweet and precious baby. congratulations, giff, lisl and big sis !!!!!!

  • kat

    How wonderful! Congratulations!

  • Marc @ NoRecipes

    Awww what a cutie!

  • Laurence

    Giff and Lisl, congratulations and welcome to James! I love your blog and can’t wait to read more. See you soon I hope.


  • FoodJunkie

    I wish him all the best for his new life! I hope it will be a tasty one 🙂

  • Marilyn

    Congratulations Giff & Lisl, and to the whole family! He's a beautiful baby, and lucky to have such wonderful parents.

  • Rebecca R

    Dear Lisl & Giff, Congratulations – I'm sure James will be as sweet as sugar and as good as gold, glad Audrey has a playmate. Love Rebecca & Auntie Helen, Australia

  • Rebecca R

    Dear Lisl & Giff, Congratulations – I'm sure James will be as sweet as sugar and as good as gold, glad Audrey has a playmate. Love Rebecca & Auntie Helen, Australia

  • Helene

    Congratulations, so cute.

  • MsGourmet

    What a sweet boy! I wish you health, happiness and joy!

  • Ivy

    Sorry for not visiting lately. I have been away from blog-hopping quite a bit, been busy. I can see I have missed a lot here. Congratulations for the new member of the family. He is gorgeous.