Thursday, September 27, 2007

News Snack

This pawpaw fruit (l) reminds me of durian
On the Side | Lost foods reclaimed | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/27/2007

I'd almost forgotten that mustard oil is considered not fit for human consumption by the USDA. I bought some years ago to play with and had to scrape the warning label off the bottle so it wouldn't give me nightmares. i didn't serve it to anyone, of course. But from the sound of this Village Voice article I could have...
village voice > nyclife > Counter Culture: Our Man Indulges in Forbidden Oil, Bangladesh-Style by Robert Sietsema

Thanks to PETA, you can now have cage free eggs while you abuse yourself with a meal at Hardee's and Carl's Jr. (What's a Carl's Jr? ) If this keeps up we are going to end up with the most humane junk food in the world. I can't wait to read

Chef Boyardee Raviolios
Now with free range grass fed beef

The Associated Press: Hardee's, Carl's Jr. and PETA Reach Deal


Jennie/Tikka said...

BdG - Carl's Jr. is a fast food chain west of the Rockies.

Jennie/Tikka said...

And now I have to ask - are you going to be visiting Deshi and providing us with a review??

If you do - can you FedEx me something tastey, overnight?

And last but not least - upping the ante: I forbid you to go to Deshi! You may not indulge in mustard oil!

Ok, see you when you get back. ;)

Tags said...

Pawpaw reminds me of durian too, if I leave it on top of my socks on the radiator overnight.

This only works in the winter, of course.

Robert said...

I've always wanted to know ... Carl's Jr. what? Maybe it's a typo and they meant Carl Jr.'s?

Anyway, Bob, the "grass fed beef ears" comment was hilarious. Disturbing, but hilarious. And to think I grew up on food like that.

gary said...

I love to use mustard oil -- in small quantities of course. I got hooked on it because most Indian hot pickles (lime, lemon, mango, and mixed -- collectively known as achars) are laced with it. Replacing a small amount of the oil in lime juice vinaigrette with mustard oil makes for an interesting salad or marinade.