THE GREAT DE­BATE

FOOD NEW RE­AL­ITY TV SHOW FAM­ILY FIGHT LEADS JONESY AND AMANDA TO REM­I­NISCE ABOUT THEIR OWN FA­MIL­IAL MEALTIME BAT­TLES...

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JONESY SAYS...

Be­ing a de­scen­dant of the First Fleet, our din­ner op­tions as young­sters were bland, bland or bland. The most ex­otic flavour in the old Master­food spice rack was dried gar­lic gran­ules, which were used very spo­rad­i­cally. Mum went on a bit of a health craze and started mak­ing veg­etable soup, which tasted like hot wa­ter with cel­ery in it. That’s when I dis­cov­ered the stock cube and would’ve got away with it, if my lit­tle sis­ter didn’t ask: ‘Why is Bren­dan’s soup brown and not clear, Mum?’ Fam­ily food fight in­deed!

AMANDA SAYS...

Food flung an­grily around the kitchen, floors cov­ered in spilt spaghetti, tears and tantrums. It all takes me back to train­ing my tod­dler chil­dren to eat like hu­man be­ings. Talk about fam­ily food fights! What a mess. Con­sid­er­ing they spent their first years shov­ing all kinds of ined­i­ble items into their gobs, why was it they sud­denly couldn’t fit a sand­wich into the same hole with­out car­nage? I stopped putting av­o­cado in the snacks, as the dog wouldn’t eat it. And if the or­ganic vac­uum cleaner wasn’t go­ing to hoover it up, I cer­tainly wasn’t.

Should Jonesy and Amanda’s fam­i­lies bat­tle it out on Nine’s FFF?

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