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February 14, 2006
how to make french fries
Step 1. Cut a potato into long strips. 
Step 2. Fry the potato strips in vegetable oil.
Step 3. Add salt and serve.
Seems simple enough, right? So where exacty do the wheat and dairy ingredients come in?
 (Tip: use extra-tasty Yukon Golds.)
Posted by Chris at February 14, 2006 11:54 AM
Um, what are people with food allergies doing eating at Micky D's?
But then again, I wonder what anyone is doing eating at Micky D's. I mean, unless you are flat ass broke there is really no excuse.
Posted by: deb at February 14, 2006 07:44 PM
I had this discussion over lunch today. Chris B's argument was, "The people who care about this stuff wouldn't eat at McD's anyway." My response was that I grew up eating there, and until very recently I considered it a perfectly reasonable to get some fries there.
You know how it goes: you're in a strange place (perhaps the middle of nowhere), and your choices are starvation, the Mobil (shudder), and fries from McDonalds. Until the beef fat debacle (and Fast Food Nation, and the trans fat problem, and the oh for crying out loud), the fries were a reasonable option. Now, not so much.
Still, there's always Mr. Chippy. Or something.
Posted by: Chris at February 14, 2006 09:36 PM
I guess my poorly executed point is that for some people, it's not so much a choice of McD's v. someplace else, but rather what one might choose at McD's. Messed up? Yes. Happens to lots of people anyway? Absolutely.
Posted by: Chris at February 14, 2006 09:37 PM
I think my original point still stands since 1) I'm talking about People With Food Allergies Who Should Know Better -- do you ever see me in a seafood restaurant?!? -- and 2) it was mostly sarcastic anyway. I mean, people really should not eat at McD's. Will they do so anyway? Of course. I mean, we really shouldn't have made nuclear bombs, either. We just keep doing it anyway. Would I, personally, starve rather than eat there? Um, yeah. Have I ever had that choice presented to me? You betcha. I starved. Some fates are worse than death.
Should McD's have to disclose its ingredients. Yeah; see "we'll do it anyway" point above.
Posted by: deb at February 15, 2006 08:51 PM
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