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5/2/09 10:49 A

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ooo, joey! that looks tasty!

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5/2/09 10:12 A

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My vegan cholent was featured on the "This is Why You're Thin" website yesterday.

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4/28/09 4:16 P

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All the fried things make my stomach hurt!

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4/28/09 9:20 A

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"Some things aren't meant to be deep-fried."

I don't know about that Anarie. Pickles always struck me as the last thing someone would want to fry and yet, fried pickles are a hit in the South.

It seems to me that anything is fair game to fried these days.


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4/28/09 3:10 A

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I've actually had chicken-fried bacon-- recently! When my parents were here, we went to an old-fashioned diner-style place for brunch one day. My dad likes chicken-fried steak, so when he saw chicken-fried bacon he decided to get it. You have to realize, chicken-fried whatever isn't just deep fried; it's served with cream gravy.

We didn't like it, though. It was basically overcooked, under-smoked bacon with batter that didn't stick very well. It was hard instead of crispy. Some things aren't meant to be deep-fried.

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4/27/09 11:26 A

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it was dipped in batter or breaded, yes.


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4/27/09 10:59 A

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Nora,

Was the bacon breaded before it was fried ? the really scary thing is that I would probably try it.

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4/26/09 5:54 P

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i saw a how where a restaurant was being heralded for their "deep fried bacon". dipped in ranch sauce.

i shuddered, but couldn't seem to change the channel.

it amazes me what people will put into their systems. and this would even have been BEFORE starting on a healthy journey.

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4/24/09 10:36 A

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I can't believe there is a restaurant out there that sells fried chicken skin !!!! that cracking sound you hear is my arteries hardening just thinking about it.

Of course, when I was a kid, my mom used to fry the fat she'd cut off pork chops. She'd cut it into small cubes and then fry each cube til it was crisp.

Gotta admit, it was really good. can't eat the stuff now, but I do miss the days when I didn't know what the hell cholesterol was.





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4/23/09 11:26 P

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Some of that food looked frighteningly familiar...

Seriously, I think one of the photos is from my favorite breakfast spot in Maui! LOL

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4/22/09 6:33 P

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Thanks for the great link, Nora! I'm a big fan of Jennifer McCann.

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4/22/09 2:44 P

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one guy at work actually made the "bacon explosion" for superbowl sunday this past year. it was a hit. ugh.

erin sent this to me the other day, though. i think i like it better:

http://thisiswhyyourethin.blogspot.com/

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4/22/09 12:09 P

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The Cadbury egg doesn't surprise me. I've seen all kinds of stuff deep fried at local festivals. DIL bought one of the deep fried candy bars once just out of curiosity. We didn't see the attraction

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I found the photographs fascinating. I'm sure many of the concoctions were created as a joke or promotion. Tons of restaurants create obscene burgers to bring in customers.

Although, I did happen to see the guy who created the mac and cheese hot dog on Martha Stewart. The man owns a hot dog restaurant in NYC and he's famous for creating unusual hot dogs. Well, he prepared his mac and cheese dog for Martha. It was her favorite.

I was suprized to see Toad in the Hole. That's a famous British dish and you don't eat the whole thing.

Actually, I'm surprized no one posted a photo of a traditional English breakfast. that's a heart attack on a plate i.e. fried eggs, fried tomato, fried bread, fried sausage... notice a trend ? ;)

And well, the restaurant next to the gym has this on its dessert list.

Two snickers bars wrapped in filo and deep fried. it's then topped with two scoops of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

I worked out the calories and I figure that one dish is around 1,500 calories. maybe a tad higher.

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I love thisiswhyyourefat.com! It so clearly demonstrates the obscene relationship Americans have with food! If you look through all the photos, you will find that across all of them, there is a very limited list of ingredients, and that there are no well-prepared foods at all. What is on there suggests that we either have pretty sad taste in food, or that we are driven to consume as much fat, sugar, and cholesterol as possible, with no regard to nutrition or quality preparation.

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I came across that before and you are right...some of it made me go ewwwwwww if not all of it.

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There is a really interesting Daily Spark Blog today.

www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=thi
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I was looking at some of the photos of the food the website posted and was amazed at how many foods can be fried and put on a stick.

Did you know that some enterprizing restaurant deep fried a Cadbury Easter Egg ? Yup.. there's a photo posted on their website.

Actually, what I found interesting was the birthday cake made out of meat loaf. What they did was use meat loaf as the cake layers and mashed potatoes as the frosting. What a great idea !!!

I want to try making a healthier version of that.

Mostly, the blog wanted to know if folks were offended by a website that purported to say that eating all that junk was what made people fat.

I thought the photos were fascinating. Yes, some of the food will make you go eewwwwww....

check it out.

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