"I believe in the occasional snacky lunch.." Roll <<your eyes>> up for a gloriously poncetastic blog...

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snigger Wed 28-Nov-12 19:18:47

Snacky lunch? SNACKY LUNCH???

"For this one I packed soppressata, Castelvetrano olives, Red Leicester cheese, ricotta salata, and purple carrots. To go with, whole wheat bread, a British cheese cracker, and roasted pumpkin seeds" waffles Amanda, blithely unaware of even the hint of the existence of Dairylea in the self same universe as hers.

Caveat - the food is fab. Really good. Healthy, delicious, well-sourced, eye-wateringly expensive and beautifully photographed. In my dreams, Walker and Addie are standing at the foot of the kitchen island like a Shining throwback as Mummy's art director snaps their lunch and makes them late for Conversational Mandarin again.

It's lunch for 6 year old twins. Hide the Babybels and the grudging pb&j you threw together last Wednesday because this weeks new best friend has Nutella every day and allowances must be made (although at one point even Amanda grudgingly allows a morsel of 'commercial candy' on the grounds that someone had foisted it on her darlings at a party through the medium of a pinata)

Even goop isn't this pretentious - it feels like my tornado hell for epicures - I await the vomiting of clementines delightedly.....

snigger Wed 28-Nov-12 19:19:41
ShatnersBassoon Wed 28-Nov-12 19:23:50

Ooph, that's knocked the wind right out of my sails. I really thought I was doing well by giving cherry toms and cucumber with fair regularity.

FlorenceDaphne Wed 28-Nov-12 19:25:39

I had forgotten all about the vomited clementines! Thank you for reminding me.

BornToFolk Wed 28-Nov-12 19:26:13

Poncetastic! Love it!

I am slightly jealous, DS won't even let me put pasta salad in his lunchbox sad. I did get him to eat a falafel wrap today though and thought that poncey enough...clearly not...

A purple carrot. Because orage ones are simply not pretenious enough.

MmeLinDude Wed 28-Nov-12 19:29:03

oh, I do like a blogger who takes great poncy pics of kids lunches, and then muses on which wine would go with the snack.

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Wed 28-Nov-12 19:29:08

gosh. (actually none of it looks particularly appetising, am i wrong?)

Do you know what? I really thought it would look better than it does grin I feel better now.

They probably swap it for jam sandwiches and crisps at school

Panzee Wed 28-Nov-12 19:33:39

Do you think they eat any of it, or spend every lunchtime trading favours for Dairylea Lunchables?

WTAF is a green zebra tomato?

Panzee Wed 28-Nov-12 19:33:56

X post grin

ShatnersBassoon Wed 28-Nov-12 19:34:14

It does look a bit gloomy and joyless actually. A few Wotsits would liven things up a bit.

snigger Wed 28-Nov-12 19:34:36

Ah, Shatner, get yourself in gear and oven-dry some heirloom tomaccios with rosemary and handpressed olive oil.

The cucumber's a lost cause.

I had to google soppressata.

Are there photos of these kids? I'm dying to see what they look like.

DameMargotFountain Wed 28-Nov-12 19:35:51

why are all the lunches laid out on a sheet of rusty tin?

I assumed it was the white slab in the box? Never heard of it.

MmeLinDude Wed 28-Nov-12 19:36:43

Well, the tapas one looks like it could do with a Gruene Veltiner, cause it is very dry looking.

The sweet pepper stew looks really boring. Although I am impressed that she gets her DC to eat so much veg and salad.

DS would eat the bread and yogurt. Nothing else.

ceeveebee Wed 28-Nov-12 19:36:57

I notice that their nanny helped them bake the pie, bet Amanda goes nowhere near the kitchen in real life

The olives do look nice but dd1 would complain very loudly if I only gave her 3 of the things! She would eat double of those portions.

I do want the olives that I can't spell, they look a lovely shade of green I bet they're yummy.

mignonette Wed 28-Nov-12 19:38:28

Is this Amanda Hesser's blog? If so it is her trade as such seeing as she was food editor of NY Times Magazine and has written/edited many food books.

Still up herself though -'Deconstructed Salad anyone?'

snigger Wed 28-Nov-12 19:39:00

Wouldn't you just love to watch the kiddies march homeward with Ribena lips and stand in the street waiting for Mummy to break glass with the resulting screech?

I think some of them look lish but I agree, the joyless sterility gets a bit much.

Seriously, who gives a six year old ONE caramel, and waxes lyrical about the cellophane it's wrapped in?

MmeLinDude Wed 28-Nov-12 19:39:05

love the comment on this post

Amanda is the co founder of the blog. Wonder if her kids really eat these lunches, or if it is a cunning plan to get the blog shared by women going, 'OMG check out what these kids get for lunch'

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