- Aug 31, 2010
Yep ... kids are funny.
Last week my culinary students breaded chicken breasts that had been stuffed with green chilies and pepper jack cheese. The breasts were pan fried and served with a chile sauce, herbed rice pilaf, and grilled asparagus.
The students did a great job but after eating their meal, one of the kids asked me when we would begin making "real food."
I asked him what he thought real food was.
The answer was pizza, fried chicken, tacos, and burgers i.e. fast food. After some additional thought, he added mac and cheese ... the Kraft instant mix not the made from scratch type.
I find this very depressing. When culinary students are interested in this fare there is something wrong. Don't get me wrong, the occasional meal like this is fine but you said these were culinary students, aren't they more adventurous than that? Or at least shouldn't they be? Maybe I'm just too old to understand.