People, you know I’m a foodie. You know I love me some unconventional foods. I’m the nut who drives around with an Eat More Kale bumper sticker on his car. I wish my kids would eat a wider variety of foods. But this story, from the New York Times Style section, makes me want to serve them Frito pies for dinner, sing the Internationale, and face-plant into a bag of Krispy Kremes. These might be the worst people in the world:
Like other 5-year-olds, Erela Yashiv likes pizza and cupcakes and detests food that contains “green specks” of vegetables.
But her mother, Stephanie Johnson, 46, who lives in TriBeCa and runs a cosmetics-case and travel-accessories line, wanted her daughter to adopt a more refined and global palate, whether it’s a gluten-free kale salad or falafel made from organic chickpeas.
As working parents, she and her husband, Dan Yashiv, 42, a music producer, do not have time to prepare such fare. And their nanny, from Wisconsin, does not always know the difference between quinoa and couscous.
So they called marc&mark, a new nanny-consulting service, to teach their daughter’s nanny a thing or two. “We want to give Erela the advantage of having a palate diversified enough to enjoy all of the delicious food from around the world,” Ms. Johnson said.
The nanny doesn’t know the difference between quinoa and couscous? Dang. It’s so hard to get good help these days.
This poor kid has parents who are curating her food for the sake of diversity. You can’t make a ridiculous rich mommy like this up:
The service, which costs $2,500, begins with a consultation, during which parents describe their child’s eating habits and areas for improvement. In the case of Erela, Ms. Johnson wants to introduce her to meals outside her comfort zone of roast chicken and rice and beans.
“We were too basic with her food in the beginning, so we want marc&mark to help us explore more sophisticated food that has some diversity and flavor,” she said. “I don’t want her growing up not liking curry because she never had it.”
Some people are too damn rich.