Canadian in Candia

September 1, 2009

This is not Spinach

Filed under: Food — Tags: , , — Miriam @ 9:39 pm

So I have a housemate. He is male. A young 22 year old male. His name is Ben.

Ben is also an intern at my work. So today as I was rushing out the door to go to obedience class I asked Ben to get some Spinach for me if he went to the grocery store. After some discussion about how disgusting it was that I wanted to add spinach to my smoothie he agreed to pick some up.

What I didn’t realize was that Ben was not aware of what Spinach looked like. So he went to the individual working the produce aisle. The teenage male brought him to the greens aisle and showed him this.


This is not Spinach. It’s not even a regular lettuce. It’s a very bitter lettuce.

This is exactly why I think the slow food movement is important. Teaching children about what base ingredients look like.

Are all 20-something year old and younger males this ignorant of their veggies? Convinced that they must taste bad but unaware of what the produce even looks like in the store?


1 Comment »

  1. The sad thing about that is that most produce sections are pretty good at labelling things. Oh dear.

    Comment by Bean — September 9, 2009 @ 10:07 am

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