Growing up with foodies as parents we were never fed chicken nuggets or other stuff that is mechanically made. My father did take me to McDonalds as a guilty pleasure but I honestly think my mother and my sister (right?) have never really set foot in a McD, ever maybe only to have a wee. My sister is now running a top quality restaurant and my mother is still extremely fussy about healthy, fresh food as (with age) she has become a diabetic.
I still only serve real food. I strive to not eat anything that walkson four legs so it's poultry and fish for us only. There are days when I replace fish or poultry with eggs, seeds or nuts. Just simple, rustic meals without a lot of hoopla.
I try to shop locally and to buy as much of organic food as possible.
So I full heartedly support Jamie Oliver on his quest to eat real food and to feed our children real food.
The other day I was at the supermarket and I spotted two parents pondering over what chicken (imagination) figurine they were going to buy for their children, a dino shaped one or a flower shaped one. I hardly couldn't resist myself to walk over to them, rip the crap they were about to buy and feed their beautiful children out of their hands and shout at them - but I didn't. I walked on as if nothing ever happened.
It was a good food day for us, what did you eat?