Friday, June 03, 2011

Food Funnies

From the New Yorker

From the Crisco Cookbook, "Praise for the Cook" circa 1940's,a recipe for 
Barbecued Bologna for Men a la Crisco:

3/4 cup Crisco shortening
2 tablespoons Kitchen Bouquet
2 - 3 pounds whole bologna sausage

Mix the Crisco and Kitchen Bouquet together. Spread over the sausage. Grill the bologna over hot coals or spit roast the bologna until it is browned and hot through. Cut into thick slices and serve on rye bread or toasted hamburger buns.

From the USDA, the new food guide which you can find online at

I have to give them credit for simplicity but you have to get online to get really useable information.  Obviously they've avoided printing any numbers, portion sizes, weights or measures on the chart. Why? Because most of todays' consumers are so clueless that once you throw numbers at them they freeze up. These are the same consumers who are supposed to be able to understand and use the nutrition information panel full of recommended daily allowances and percentages of nutrients expressed in terms of a 2000 calorie per day diet. Lots of luck.  

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