MSE_Andrea wrote: »
David Evans asked a really thought-provoking point... should we have homes without kitchens?!
His point being, that if, in a utopia, all companies had a subsidised canteen providing healthy food, we'd just eat a simple meal in the evening and not have to cook and therefore not create food waste!
MSE_Andrea wrote: »
He did say it's happening in other countries though eg Germany.
Pollycat wrote: »
the stay-at-home parents, unemployed & retired people do for food?
honeythewitch wrote: »
It is a cheap and probably delicious meal, but my point was that for those living on the poverty line with only a pound a day for food (apparently lots of people) they would have an awful lot of calories to make up with the remaining five pence! :eek:
I read somewhere that lower income children tend to have too little protein? Is this correct?
I am surprised at how little protein is in a lot of ready meals, with only a teaspoon of meat, sometimes.
The programmes can often be condescending, and give the impression that poor people can afford to eat well if only they weren't too stupid or lazy.
For those of us old enough to have had home economics lessons at school, and the time to learn to shop and cook wisely when we had families, it is very easy.
For those who have never been taught, and have to work, and have little time to prepare decent food it is much more difficult, and poverty makes it harder still.
meritaten wrote: »
I count myself lucky to have been born in the fifties. I was taught to cook from an early age and at secondary school was taught cookery the 'old-fashioned way'. By a lady who obviously thought that 'domestic service' was a career option! BUT, she covered all the basics and those who had never cooked left school at least knowing enough to produce a good meal -and some very nice cakes and desserts!
when I had my own children I was shocked that 'domestic science' was now 'food technology' and my DD spent her time learning where wheat was grown and the total gross national income from farming in countries we had barely heard of! her 'cookery' element of the exam was a.............Ham salad!
I forecast then that there would be a whole generation of kids who relied solely on takeaways and prepared foods. especially as those mums who could cook - rarely had the time to do so as they were too busy with full time jobs etc.
as for building homes without kitchens - they will build homes without 'hearts'! even people who don't cook will often eat and congregate in the kitchen.
oh - and most of the 'canteen food' I have eaten has been 'like school dinners' - and everyone knows what they were like!
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