Tuesday, September 20, 2005

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WHY KIDS NEED TO LEARN TO COOK
The March Hare looks at why lower income families don't cook at home and how it could be fixed.

CAN THIS POSSIBLY BE TRUE?
Accidental Hedonist points us to an article about UK doctors calling for a kitchen knife ban. Will we all be forced to soft foods like Jello and cottage cheese? They can't possibly be serious.

THE GOOGLE CAFETERIA CHEF SEARCH
I was shown to the kitchen to begin my food preparation for the following day's preliminary battle. It's a large, well-equipped kitchen with dozens of cooks. The food prepared here is a benefit for Google employees, whose average age is 25. Unlike a traditional restaurant where stringent food and labor costs dictate the menu, this is a chef's Disneyland where food is born of inspiration and pure love of cooking.

The food is served to thousands of well-educated and savvy foodies. Many of the ingredients are organic and locally grown. There is every imaginable seasonal produce item, the finest natural meats and poultry, fresh fish, lobster, rock shrimp and organic tofu -- both Japanese and Chinese.

One candidate recounts his interview which consisted of cooking lunch for 35. Via Slash Food.

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