Mary Ann Johnson, a nutrition professor at the University of Georgia, suggested on the post that maybe it's a great way to encourage kids to get to like the taste of these vegetables. Again, this is likely the last thing that a chef or pastry chef considers and I'm not sold that this is true. I think many kids taste a sugary sweet and think of it that way without noticing the nuance of subtle flavors therein. While I wouldn't go so far as to put sliced chard or celery in my holiday cookies this year, I have been known to add savory ingredients like chopped herbs or cacao nibs. So maybe vegetables aren't even that far off.
What do you think? Wacky trend or worthwhile consideration?
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