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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Dear Oprah... if you had kids you’d realize ... Jessica Seinfeld's recipes are ridiculous!

As seen on Oprah ... http://www2.oprah.com/foodhome/food/jseinfeld/recipes/jseinfeld_recipes_main.jhtml

Ok... so you want me to spend my Sundays making whaaa... puree’s? Are you kidding me? This was the most ridiculous celebrity book plugging I’ve seen in a long time. First of all this is certainly NOT a new idea. Women have been making baby food this way for centuries. My Grandmother during the war used to simply chew up whatever food she had, which wasn’t much, and feed her babies. She had seven children before during and after WW2, so NO Jessica this is NOT something YOU invented. Also, the idea of HIDING your kids veggies, or making chicken nuggets and pizza with hidden puree’s inside is like...hiding gems inside garbage! When Seinfeld’s kids leave the house and actually see a real carrot they won’t know what it is. Will they say... “mommy why isn’t this mashed up and hidden inside a hamburger?" Also how does she expect a working mom to spend hours making these silly concoctions? For me it’s simple, my kids eat what we eat. My 2 year old will pick up a broccoli stalk and start gnawing on it. Do you think he’d do that if he was used to eating broccoli puree hidden in pasta sauce? I was also alarmed by Dr. Oz (featured on the same show) not chiming in about how if you steam and puree veggies they lose tons of nutrients. This certainly also does nothing for childhood obesity. Kids need to learn to eat REAL fruits and veggies. People should really follow Alice Water’s advice. I had the pleasure of meeting her this past Spring in Rome where she re-vamped the America Academy of Rome’s menu. Why was I there? I'll save this for another blog entry.
Waters promotes organic and small farm products heavily in her restaurants, in her books, and in her **Edible Schoolyard** program in the public schools. Her ideas for "edible education" have been introduced into the entire Berkeley school system.
Let’s get kids to eat the real deal. If you buy local and organic produce it will taste so delicious you won’t need to hide anything!

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3 comments:

Media Maven said...

hahah I love this! I agree - my mom tells me I was eating spaghetti and meatballs as a baby because she was 'pureeing' whatever food went on the table and giving it to me. TOTALLY not a new concept. ooh maybe when I have kids I can invent a carrot stick that looks like a snicker's bar lol

Anonymous said...

too funny!
indeed... what's next... the cellery puree is really lime gelato!

Techmamas.com said...

Sooo funny, my boys also eat whole broccili. I agree that Alice Waters has really great ideas - and I wish that Berkeley program would be spread across the nation. some kids may even choose salad for lunch if it was fresh..