A 5-year-old’s adoration for apple tarts moved us to ask food writer Bee Wilson what informs the eating habits of children. Dr. Mitchell Katz shares tips on how to teach kids to eat. Two of our favorite food fanatics, Jonathan Gold and Peter Meehan, discuss their kids’ diets. Plus, a fava bean ricotta toast recipe, a Sichuan noodle house recommendation in the SGV and spirits distilled in Ventura from local ingredients.