Where are the foodie editors?

Today’s Kansas City Star food section had a prominent feature about seven meals busy families could make (it’s a regular column). I’d link to it but a) I’d have to go find you a bugmenot password, and b) it doesn’t even look like they put the recipes online (the article, yes, and a link for recipes, but no actual recipes… sheesh).

The first was a recipe for German Potato Salad Soup… with the salad coming from cans! Has anyone out there seen German Potato Salad in a can? You’re supposed to “snip” the contents into bits with scissors… sounds appetizing to me!

The photo with the story features a nice big hunk o’ bacon floating on top of the soup. But someone decided to make it more healthy and garnish it with croutons in the article. So the photo and story don’t match…

The next recipe is something that features dried garbonzo beans. You’re supposed to cook them in a slow cooker for five hours before finishing up the rest of the recipe. Who the heck can wait five hours for their dinner? Are you supposed to come home in the middle of the day and start the beans?

WHY THE HECK IS CANNED GERMAN POTATO SALAD OK FOR DINNER, BUT CANNED GARBANZO BEANS ARE VERBOTEN?

Who writes these things, anyway? Oh, wait… I decided to Google “canned German potato salad,” and this site comes up.

Some more searching (most of the hits for that search come up with newspaper sites featuring that article), and we find this: Read German Potato Salad. Well, THAT’S certainly a brand I see featured in MY market… not!

Oh, well. Time to work on the next entry…

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