Posts Tagged ‘food’
If your favorite chocolate had only half as much sugar, yet tasted the same, would you be happy? I’d do cartwheels, and the Nestle company has found a way to achieve just that by altering the structure of the sugar. My taste buds and I will enjoy every extra morsel in a little more than a year, but we will be the final arbiters as to whether the promise of the claims is met.
Turin, Italy has a new mayor, and he’s clearly a liberal idiot. How do I know? Because he plans to make his city vegetarian, beginning with a meat-free day. In this region of Italy shopping for meat is a nearly daily activity, and there are glorious choices to make amongst the many offerings of various meats and sausages.
Not only are the butchers and markets unhappy, but a good percentage of the citizens, especially the older ones, have no intention of going vegan to save the environment. Like all normal people, they want food which tastes good, and meat is one of the things which tastes very good to most humans.
He has evidently been taking lessons from Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction, because he first wants to “educate” the citizenry about the alternative choices. He thinks the people who elected him are dumber than rocks, which is, of course, precisely what Michelle Obama also thinks.
With any luck, Turin will rid itself of this fool in the next election, thus proving itself smarter than America was with His Oneness.
Here’s a list of the oldest restaurant in every state. My general theory is that if a place has been in business for a century, it probably serves good food, so I doubt you can go wrong with any of them. I have eaten at only two of them myself, but what an delicious addition to my bucket list! Who wouldn’t’ enjoy a meal at a place which still has bullet holes in the ceiling from the Wild West days?
The Obama Administration will enforce their use anyway, but common sense tells you calorie counts don’t work. If there anyone in the nation who is too stupid to figure out that if you eat big burgers, fries and a big soft drink and you gain weight, you should stop eating that meal daily? Well, there are probably some Obama and Hillary supporters who may be, but no one else has an excuse.
Even the few people who actually read calorie counts appear to have little actual understanding of their meaning. They don’t even know how many calories an average person should consume during a day. I am sick to death of the ever-present nanny state trying to tell us what to eat, when to eat it, where to buy it. If I ate as the government’s food pyramid instructs, I’d weigh 300 pounds and be deathly ill. My body doesn’t happen to process simple carbohydrates very well, so I eat precious few of them. I weigh what I should and I don’t feel deprived because I don’t feel bad. Is it too much to ask people to be individually responsible for themselves in some small way?
I enjoy well-seasoned food. I even like a bit of heat in certain dishes. I routinely use red pepper to perk up canned and frozen vegetables. But you would have to put a loaded gun at my temple to persuade me to so much as taste this dish.
There is a group of people who pride themselves on eating food so hot that it makes them sweat and burns their mouths, but these death noddles are way beyond such displays of macho food behavior. This year I am growing habaneros, poblanos, jalapenos, sandias, and both mild and hot banana peppers. None of them approach the Scoville rating of the bird’s eye chilies used in this dish. Would you dare try it?