Nursing home food goes all Bobby Flay
Nursing home food sounds like something bland, maybe even pureed, so Grandma can dig in without dentures.
But apparently things have changed. We have entered the era of nursing home cuisine.
That's according to Genesis HealthCare, an East Coast nursing home company with facilities in Maryland. The company is so proud of its food that it is staging a Food Network-style competition among its chefs this afternoon in Baltimore.
"Nursing Home Chefs Compete in Culinary 'Throwdown' at Baltimore Culinary College," reads the news release.
I'm not sure references to Bobby Flay and throwing things down is what most people associate with a nice, pleasant, safe place for Grandma to spend her golden years. But at least the food seems to be getting better.
In this afternoon's competition at Baltimore International College, four two-person teams will go head-to-head with dishes called Perring Chicken, Carolina Gumbo, Pork Loin Stuffed with Spinach and Tomato, and Pan-Seared Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce.
This gives me an idea: Top Ten Best/Worst Nursing Home Dinners. Your nominations, please.