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Disguising Food cookbook feud

Candy | Mar 4, 2011 07:06 AM

I read an article in my local news paper in the past week about a lawsuit between two women, one accusing the other of plagiarism. Okay that happens and I think the judge threw the case out.

The topic of both books was how to disguise in food to trick children into eating things for which they think they don't like. What a horrible idea, that is just down right mean.

I remember that this topic came up a few years ago on Home Cooking. If I remember correctly most of us posting about the topic were against it. I posted a true story about my step father and my niece. He decided he could trick all of us into eating liver. My husband and used to go to my mom's for dinner on Thurdays. He made a Bolognaise spaghetti sauce, and to use ground beef liver instead of regular ground beef or pork. The children were fed first while the adults had cocktails. So he served up their plates and sat down with his drink. My niece who must have been about 4 at the time, took her first bite, spat it out and said "Don ----- what the hell is this?" (We had to clean up her speech before she started school.). We all went out for dinner. That trick backfired and was costly for him.

If you read that article, what do you think about it? I believe one of the writers was Jerry Seinfeld's wife and I'd never heard of the other writer. I think playing tricks like that on people is mean. It does not have to be children, it could have been someone trying to disguise meat so an unsuspecting vegan or vegetarian will be tricked into eating it. What do you all think?

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