Haute Couture Lunch Boxes

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How intriguing it is that the good old school lunch box has evolved as much as society has .

Driving home and listening to the radio an interesting topic evolved about today’s lunch boxes and their creative contents whether it be for school or work , the good old PB&J has long disappeared .

A Teacher phoned in describing a few lunches she saw daily at her school

A Grade 2 pupil of hers had SUSHI for lunch !?!? another pupil had prawn canape’s !?!? none of this was home made , I am not saying they aren’t healthy or nutritious in any way , probably more so than some children who are given lunch money and spend it all on hamburgers , sweets ,and fizzy drinks .

I was just astounded at the caliber of food some children are taking to school daily for lunch !!!

I used to get fruit , a jam or peanut butter sandwich , a couple biscuits or a slice of cheese and a small mug of juice  and on a really good Monday I would get a Sunday Roast Sandwich with all the mouth watering smack-rings from the day before  . nowadays I eat leftovers or sandwiches or even better a sandwich constructed from leftovers . I save up every month to take myself to dinner at a stunning restaurant and indulge in a gourmet experience , at 8 years of age I would never dream of eating such delicacy’s  daily .

Living in South Africa with such a diverse group of people your bound to poke around in each others lunch boxes . I have come across some weird and wonderful takes on the midday mealtime regime from goats head , marmite and bananas , to a fully loaded sandwich loaded with all the contents of your fridge (contents indistinguishable ) .

If Lunch is the highlight (usually ) of our working /schooling day , shouldn’t we make every last morsel count ?

so yes even though I was shocked beyond belief at what today’s lunch boxes contain , it brings us hope for a more Knowledgeable pallet’s and discerning clients in the future .

Any fond memories of your lunch boxes ?

would love to hear about them .

Have a tastetastic day  🙂

 

 

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Petri Beef ?

A new breed of beef has emerged Petri Beef .

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The worlds first lab grown hamburger is attracting a lot of attention as this innovative move forward could be the first step in the solution to global food shortages and the ever dooming loom of declining natural resources .

Mark Post is the creator of the Petri Patty developed from cultured muscle cells of living cows!!!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/08/130806-lab-grown-beef-burger-eat-meat-science/

I still await the day that a pill put in the microwave will turn into a full meal – Spy kids , with this forward innovation it does not seem that far into the future at all .

Something to ponder ……