Ralph Melton (ralphmelton) wrote,
Ralph Melton
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Of Deep-Fried Butter and other things

I came across a news story today about the fried food competition for the State Fair of Texas, whose finalists include deep-fried butter:

http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2009/sep/01/eight-finalists-best-fried-food-2009-state-fair-te/?refscroll=985

That article mentioned the previous year's winner: country-fried bacon. That led me to Wikipedia's article. I shall quote Wikipedia's section on "Health Issues:"
Since the dish is rich in saturated fat, many health experts suggest consuming it in moderation or not at all. Sally Squires of the Washington Post acknowledged chicken fried bacon's appeal to the palate, but suggests moderation.[9] Other experts note the dish's low nutritional benefits: "They've taken fat, they've double-coated it in fat, they've fried it in more fat, and then they've served it with a side order of fat." Jane Hurley, senior nutritionist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C., stated she's "never heard of anything worse."


That led me to the blog http://thisiswhyyourefat.com/ .

That led me to the page on the Meatini. In their words: "full English fried breakfast served in a cocktail glass made of bacon"

Edit: This is Why You're Fat also led me (via http://insanewiches.com) to http://www.fancyfastfood.com, which reconstructs fast food meals into beautiful gourmet-looking dishes.
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