Is it just me or is there something strangely poetic about an author (in this case Jessica Seinfeld) who writes about sneaking healthy veg and other stuff into the meals of her little picky eater being accused of, well, sneaking the good bits of someone else’s book into her own?
The New York Times has the tale of alleged subterfuge behind the best-selling Deceptively Delicious and its similarity to another picky eating book The Sneaky Chef. Seinfeld, wife of Jerry Seinfeld, denies any plagiarism. "I don’t need to copy someone’s idea. I’ve got enough going on in my life,” she says.
Who knows the truth behind all of this but frankly I don’t care that much. If you ask me the real sin is anyone suggesting sneaking "spinach in brownies [and] avocado in chocolate pudding". Talk about giving your kids preconceived ideas of what tastes good and what tastes bad but is good for you.
Hasn’t anyone heard of garlic or cilantro to make these green things taste good? Or what about hiding spinach in meatloaf rather than chocolate brownies!!
I’ve kicked off a forum over on our new social network – Gastrokid.ning.com – if you want to share your thoughts on clandestine cuisine as I like to call it. Or leave us a comment in the good old-fashioned bloggy way.