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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Hold the veg

We watched the second of Jamie Oliver's School Dinners series last night. Regardless of the stick he gets I like him, I like his food and I like his style. Above all I like his attitude.

It was scary watching kids that hadn't, wouldn't eat vegetables. Instead they would plough into the staple stodge that was on offer, like pizza and chips or smiley faced potato shit things, or worse still turkey twizzles or whatever the fuck they were, with practically no turkey and a massive salt and saturated fat content.

At home they were getting pretty much the same or worse. There was one kid who had a packed lunch that consisted of 2 chocolate bars, a chocolate biscuit, a packet of chocolate sweeties, a bag of crisps and 2 sandwiches (that she wasn't going to eat).

Nowadays it seems school dinners aren't cooked, they are heated.

In my day things were very different, we had cooked food, with vegetables, okay the were boiled vitaminless, but the thought was there. And if we were lucky we got a pudding that was good. If we were really lucky, we got caramel cake and custard.

Nowadays, you can get the same caramel stuff in a jar. It's called Dulce de Leche and you can pour it into a shortcrust tart and.......well go and try it. But not too often and only if you eat your vegetables!

posted by timesnewroman at 6:53 AM  


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