When I was a kid, my breakfast consisted of Rice Bubbles, Vegemite on toast or leftover birthday cake. Pete Evans’ kids, on the other hand, are being treated to the kind of three-course meal you’d only experience at a fancy Michelin Star restaurant.
The celebrity chef took to Instagram this week to show off the breakie he’d crafted for his two daughters, 14-year-old Chilli and 12-year-old Indii, and let’s just say – it wasn’t baked beans on toast.
“Surf and turf breakfast for the girls,” he captioned the photo. “Boiled organic eggs topped with @yarvalleycavier, kraut and the new @cleaversorganicemeat grass fed wagyu hotdog with chilli sauce. They also get a little fruit and coconut yoghurt and chicken broth most days before heading off for the day.”
“Always some form of animal fat and Protein in the form of land or water based animals including eggs. We cover all this in our book bubba yum yum for toddlers and children.”
Let’s take a minute to unpack what’s going on here. Evans is legit serving his tween kids caviar, wagyu and not grocery store eggs – organic eggs. Who has the time for this!? I know Pete Evans is a chef, but this is a whole new level of indulgence for a busy weekday morning.
How much would this cost in a restaurant? Is the caviar truly necessary? Do Chilli and Indii have wagyu and caviar for every meal? There are so many questions.
It’s not the first time Evans has stirred up a controversy online. In 2015, Evans’ book Bubba Yum Yum came under fire for its potentially dangerous ‘bone broth’ baby formula recipe made up of chicken bones, chicken feet and apple cider vinegar.
Doctors and health experts were quick to slam the recipe for posing a risk for infants under six months of age. “All of the experts that you will speak to would say that feeding your baby anything other than infant formula or breast milk under six months as their primary source of nutrition is extremely dangerous,” Rebecca Naylor of the Australian Breastfeeding Association told the ABC.
It sounds like Evans isn’t the kind of guy to follow the status quo – and that includes everything from what he believes in, to what he’s rustling up for breakfast.