Red potatoes

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by riffwraith, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. riffwraith

    riffwraith

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    I saw Jamie Oliver talking some time back about young kids not knowing what certain foods are when they see them. Look, if a teenager can't id a rutabaga, or a Noni, I would understand. But this....

    Me in line at reg in my local BigY market: Hi

    Cashier (late teens): Hi, how are you?

    Me: Fine, ty.

    Cashier: Umm, what are theses?

    Me: Red potatoes

    I mean, seriously??? :confused:
     
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  2. halb

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    No time to teach that in HS because they were preparing for college. They'll probably get to potatoes in grad school.
     
  3. sgsvirgil

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    Yep...I've had young teens working the checkout ask me what basil is, cilantro, leeks, celery root, ginger and a whole bunch more. If I have one that asks what basil is, I invite them to give it a smell and watch as their faces light up. :)
     
  4. scribble

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    I can understand parsley and cilantro on look alone being confused.