We didn't plan her first food since we're supposed to discuss the issue with the pediatrician in a couple of weeks. Katya decided herself that it was time to sample food. We went to our favorite restaurant a few days ago, Rami's in Brookline. They serve middle eastern food and the restaurant is one of those great small places which are always full. Even on a freezing blustery day you can expect to see the five tables packed and several people ordering take out. We don't get there often, sadly, because it's across the river in Brookline, and Bostonians for some strange reason will drive an hour to get to something on their own side of the river but won't drive 30 minutes to the other side of town.
Katya was sitting on my lap while I was eating (Falafel, Hummus and Salad) At one point she reached out, very purposefully stuck her hand in the hummus, painted my sweater with it and then sucked the rest off her hand. She then ate a little bit of it off my finger before we decided there is probably a reason rice cereal is usually a first food and so we probably shouldn't feed her anymore.
But as a first food we think she couldn't have picked better.