We have a long way to go...
I was at the farmer's market this morning picking up potatoes from the Engel Bros.when a customer stopped, picked up a potato and said, "Is this a "new" potato?" Noah said, "No, it's from last season". "Yeah, I know that but there's this kind of potato called a New potato."
We tried to explain to him that new potatoes are just the first harvested potatoes of the year but he walked away still insisting that a new potato is a variety of potato. Please don't argue with the potato grower! He and his brother have been growing potatoes since they were 9 and 11. They are younger than I am but I'm sure they know more about potatoes than you and I ever will!
It always catches me off guard when I am outside my small circle of foodie friends, restaurant cronies, and food bloggers how little general food knowledge there is out there. It's getting worse all the time. So keep cooking- or better yet, show someone else how to cook!
Since I have no other picture, here is the view from the food cart this morning at the farmer's market. Okay, so I was actually standing on the hood of my truck that was parked on the sidewalk next to the food cart, but you get the idea. Today was the Crazylegs 5 Mile Run and this is only a small section of the 13,000 runners. It was COLD today and even though I have run this race before I was very happy I wasn't running today. Check out the reflection of the capitol in the glass building.