- Joined Aug 11, 2000
A few weeks ago I taught an inner city school class cooking ....they did not recognize ginger...that was OK....they did not recognize fresh garlic! I was in shock....um ok....so the following week I was asked to speak to a Wash U food writing class....I brought up the garlic tale. 50% of the class was over 40 years old...the other 50% was typical college age. The college age kids said they don't use garlic. The over 40 said it was a staple in their kitchens. AGAIN I ruminated about this all the way home. What I came up with is that these people are not making French, Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Asian....THEY ARE NOT COOKING! unreal. You hear it, but it is something else to have it front and center in your sights. What do you think? Am I off on this one?