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"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

So busy ranting I forgot a linky would be handy, hmm?

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...

FreddieMercurysBolero Wed 28-Nov-12 19:26:52

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?)

MrsRhettButler Wed 28-Nov-12 19:30:29

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?

MrsRhettButler Wed 28-Nov-12 19:33:53

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.

MrsRhettButler Wed 28-Nov-12 19:35:36

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

MrsRhettButler Wed 28-Nov-12 19:37:13

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.

MrsRhettButler Wed 28-Nov-12 19:38:26

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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