The father of the chicken nugget
How ubiquitious the chicken nugget: small, salty, and spongy; derided by Michael Pollan and reviled by Jamie Oliver. Children adore them, parents are conflicted about them, public-health campaigners despise them for sparking an epidemic of obesity. But you can’t get away from them.
There are nuggets at almost every fast-food chain, on almost every restaurant kids’ menu, and in almost every supermarket freezer: breaded or naked; fried or grill-marked; gluten-free or organic; shaped like alphabets, dinosaurs, or stars. We know almost everything about chicken nuggets, except who is responsible for them.