|my delicious tomato salsa with the tiniest pinch of salt|
By adding sugar and salt to food, especially when teaching children to cook, allows us to explain to them about moderation. By totally ignoring the issue and pushing it under the carpet will only result in children yearning more for the so called 'forbidden' fruits.
I recently attended a cooking course aimed at teaching children cookery in schools. One of the recipes was chickpea and cauliflower curry with turmeric and other spices. It was the most tasteless curry I have ever tasted and all you could taste was the turmeric - which if any of you use it in your cooking will know, it is not the most pleasant taste in the world. Why was it tasteless - because the recipe did not have any salt in it because it was aimed at children (not 12 month year olds but children from 5 upwards who are allowed a little salt in their diets). Well, if this is the food we are going to serve up our children in schools, then there is no surprise we have such a huge food problem in this country.