Martha Stewart Says Kids Shouldn't Be Eating Chicken Fingers And Fries

Taylor Sakellis
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Do you know Martha Stewart? The timeless blonde bombshell who has been teaching men and women how to be the masters of entertaining since the '80s?! A woman who has always expressed the importance of a well-placed napkin?! The woman who has developed the most unexpected but iconic friendship with Snoop Dog? The woman who has published 15 million billion cookbooks? Okay, well maybe not that many, but IT'S BEEN A LOT.

Yep, that Martha.

That Martha is (unsurprisingly) fighting back after fans gave her heck for posting a seafood chowder recipe she called kid-friendly.

Martha Stewart uses social media like a twenty-something influencer, and I mean that in the best way possible.

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The 80-year-old homemaking maven is all about thirst traps, salad selfies, and a crispy white wine pic to kick off the weekend.

This attitude towards social media also means that Martha gets hate comments just like every other celebrity on Instagram.

Most recently, however, an argument broke out in the comments section of a recent post involving a seafood stew that I can only describe as dishy and delicious.

Sharing a photo of the stew, which includes "chunks of potatoes, flaky salmon, and ears of fresh corn cut into rounds," Martha said it was a dish that "Kids are sure" to spoon up.

"For easier, less messy eating, we recommend slicing the kernels off the cob and adding them back into the soup for your little ones," the caption read.

Immediately, people took to the comments to explain why they wouldn't be feeding this to their kids.

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"Have you met children?" wrote one follower.

"My kid wouldn’t go within 40 feet of that and he eats dirt," said another.

"You clearly did not raise your daughter!!!" wrote a different user. "Kids won't eat that!!"

Now, Martha is clapping back at the sassy parents who thought she was out of her mind for recommending this dish for kids.

"I don't think children should be fed chicken fingers and mashed potatoes or French fries," Martha told Insider in a new interview.

"I don't think that's really what it's all about. It's about exposing children to as much as possible."

Martha went on to explain that she fed her daughter that very same fish stew when she was growing up. "She ate everything. She did not turn her nose up at anything. Her palate is extraordinary." 

As for Martha's grandkids, Jude, 11, and Truman, 10, it seems they take after both their mother and grandmother.

"They do not turn anything away," Martha continued. "I took them on a safari to Africa, they ate ostrich. They ate all kinds of strange things."

The cookbook author explained that some of her grandkid's favorite foods are luxury seafood items like oysters and caviar.

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"They've been reading menus since they were two years old," she added. "So they know exactly what they want." 

I think there's nothing wrong with exposing your children to "adult food" from an early age, but if they're picky, just remember that fed is best.

h/t: Insider