Earlier today I wrote about the dim sum restaurant that was the source of lunch. Continuing that trend, here’s some additional food news:
- You Can’t Fry in Space. Want a deep fried Snickers the next time you go to the Moon. Sorry, you’re out of luck. It’s impossible to fry foods in the Zero-G of space.
- You’re a Fathead. As we’re talking about fried foods, here are 9 lies about fat that might have destroyed your health.
- Steaking It Out. Of course, a great place to get fat and cholesterol is at your local steakhouse. But the face of the old steakhouse is changing: it’s not the same meat and potatoes of yore. And as we’re talking about steakhouses, the college football players of Iowa and LSU, combined at 5,000 lbs of food at Outback Steakhouse at the annual Outback Bowl Welcome Dinner.
- Reading the Signs. As those football players were in a restaurant, perhaps they observed a different type of hand signal than they see on the field, for it turns out that restaurants have their own set of hand signals.
- Sweetening the Pot. And for dessert, we have coffee or tea. Would you like artificial sweetener in that? Be careful, thought, even the natural Stevia may not be as safe as you think.
And for the last word, it is important to remember the words of Alton Brown back in 2005:
Here’s what it comes down to kids. Ronald McDonald doesn’t give a damn about you. Neither does that little minx Wendy or any of the other icons of drivethroughdom. And you know what, they’re not supposed to. They’re businesses doing what businesses do. They don’t love you. They are not going to laugh with you on your birthdays, or hold you when you’re sick and sad. They won’t be with you when you graduate, when your children are born or when you die. You will be with you and your family and friends will be with you. And, if you’re any kind of human being, you will be there for them. And you know what, you and your family and friends are supposed to provide you with nourishment too. That’s right folks, feeding someone is an act of caring. We will always be fed best by those that care, be it ourselves or the aforementioned friends and family.
We are fat and sick and dying because we have handed a basic, fundamental and intimate function of life over to corporations. We choose to value our nourishment so little that we entrust it to strangers. We hand our lives over to big companies and then drag them to court when the deal goes bad. This is insanity.