In addition to looking at the election results over lunch, I’ve been thinking about food. Specifically, I’m thinking about the collection of food related articles I’ve got on my “News Chum” bookmark just waiting for some discussion:
- Phil O’Fish. We’re getting into that Lenten time of year, so what better than an origin story about the Filet O’Fish sandwich. It seems that it was invented by a early franchisee in Ohio, and won a competition against the McHulu sandwich, made of a grilled pineapple slice on a bun.
- Coca-Cola and Consistency. No, we’re not talking the chemical consistency of the cola (ooo, alliteration), but consistency of Coke’s Orange Juice products. It appears that intense science and mathematics are behind coming up with an orange juice product that is consistent across the year. If you ever want to learn what really goes into your fresh orange juice, this is the article for you.
- What Goes Into a Can Of Coke. Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a can of Coke? Wonder no longer. This is a fascinating read, if only for its different way of looking at things.
- Disease or Fad. An interesting piece in USA Today looks at the “gluten-free” craze of late, asking whether it is a lifestyle or a diet. As I’m married to someone who is Celiac, I’m glad to see more GF products out there, but I also fear that this diet-fad will crash, making things harder to get one day. How often do you see Atkins stuff these days?
- Aged Foods. We’ve all heard of aged wines and aged cheeses and aged beef. Here’s a new one one me: aged canned goods. Specifically, some folks are advocating aging canned goods — well past their best buy dates — to create new and unusual flavors. I’m not so sure about this one. I don’t think I’d have the guts to try it. In other disgusting news, the Daily Cal has a report on whether you can eat your own poop.
On that note, I think I better go finish my lunch before I lose it.
Music: The Best of Chet Atkins (Chet Atkins): “Limelight”