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I watched the show for the first time last night and I admire what he is doing. I think it is a wonderful thing to teach kids about food and nutrition.  It is one of those practical skills that working parents don’t have time to teach their kids.  I have always been of the opinion that there should be more “life-skills” taught in high schools: personal finance, nutrition, and parenting — not the old-fashioned “Home Economics”, but more like kitchen science.

I think the rise of celebrity chefs in the media has been good for society.  I have recently become a fan and have learned a lot about food and cooking, as well as business and world cultures, from the likes of Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsey.

Cooking, as a vocation was and still is to a great extent, hard work.  In the past, the potential to make a lot of money from it was almost nil.  Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential” gives a good picture of this world.  But the new celebrity chefs are not just “cooks” or even “chefs”; they are authors, businessmen, and marketing experts.

This is the new world and the new economics.  I sometimes pity the children growing up now; to succeed they will need a multitude of skills and for the most part, they will have to fend for themselves to make a living.  The best thing the older generation can do is recognize this, and prepare them better.

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