‘Food porn’ – Is your favorite restaurant on this list?

‘Food porn’ – Is your favorite restaurant on this
list?

November
19, 2010 – 11:54am

‘Food porn’ – Is your favorite restaurant on this
list?

November
19, 2010 – 11:54am

There are 620 calories in an order of
small fries at Five Guys and a 1,460 in a
large. (WTOP File Photo/Lainie Frost)
WASHINGTON
– It’s “food porn.” That’s what the Center for Science in the Public
Interest dubbed the 1,030-calorie, deep-fried Lasagna Fritta appetizer at the
Olive Garden.
The restaurant, known for its “bottomless” salad and breadsticks,
made the consumer group’s 2010 “Xtreme
Eating Awards”
.
Other restaurants you frequent also made the list: P.F.
Chang’s, Five Guys, The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Outback,
Chevy’s and Bob Evans.
Two Cheesecake Factory dishes were also singled out. The pasta carbonara —
described as spaghettini with smoked bacon, green peas and a garlic-parmesan
cream sauce — is loaded with 2,500 calories and 60 grams of saturated fat. The
chocolate truffle cake has 1,670 calories and 48 grams of saturated fat.
The group, which some call the food police, knocks Five Guys for its
700-calorie hamburger and its fries (620 calories for the small and 1,460 for
the large). Five Guys is “no friend to your hips,” CSPI says,
pointing to the bacon cheeseburger and large fries adding up to 2,380 calories.
In issuing its awards, CSPI says two out of three adults and one third of
children are now overweight or obese in America.
Nearly 30 percent of young people are too heavy to join the military.
Restaurants are changing their ways,
with more of them offering smaller portions or lower-calorie fare.
They’re doing it ahead of a U.S.
healthcare law that will require calorie counts to be posted on menus as early
as next year.
WASHINGTON – It’s “food porn.” That’s what the Center for
Science in the Public Interest dubbed the 1,030-calorie, deep-fried Lasagna
Fritta appetizer at the Olive Garden.
The restaurant, known for its “bottomless” salad and breadsticks,
made the consumer group’s 2010 “Xtreme
Eating Awards”
.
Other restaurants you frequent also made the list: P.F.
Chang’s, Five Guys, The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Outback,
Chevy’s and Bob Evans.
Two Cheesecake Factory dishes were also singled out. The pasta carbonara —
described as spaghettini with smoked bacon, green peas and a garlic-parmesan
cream sauce — is loaded with 2,500 calories and 60 grams of saturated fat. The
chocolate truffle cake has 1,670 calories and 48 grams of saturated fat.
The group, which some call the food police, knocks Five Guys for its
700-calorie hamburger and its fries (620 calories for the small and 1,460 for
the large). Five Guys is “no friend to your hips,” CSPI says,
pointing to the bacon cheeseburger and large fries adding up to 2,380 calories.
In issuing its awards, CSPI says two out of three adults and one third of
children are now overweight or obese in America.
Nearly 30 percent of young people are too heavy to join the military.
Restaurants are changing their ways,
with more of them offering smaller portions or lower-calorie fare.
They’re doing it ahead of a U.S.
healthcare law that will require calorie counts to be posted on menus as early
as next year.

There are 620 calories in an order of
small fries at Five Guys and a 1,460 in a
large. (WTOP File Photo/Lainie Frost)
WASHINGTON
– It’s “food porn.” That’s what the Center for Science in the Public
Interest dubbed the 1,030-calorie, deep-fried Lasagna Fritta appetizer at the
Olive Garden.
The restaurant, known for its “bottomless” salad and breadsticks,
made the consumer group’s 2010 “Xtreme
Eating Awards”
.
Other restaurants you frequent also made the list: P.F.
Chang’s, Five Guys, The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Outback,
Chevy’s and Bob Evans.
Two Cheesecake Factory dishes were also singled out. The pasta carbonara —
described as spaghettini with smoked bacon, green peas and a garlic-parmesan
cream sauce — is loaded with 2,500 calories and 60 grams of saturated fat. The
chocolate truffle cake has 1,670 calories and 48 grams of saturated fat.
The group, which some call the food police, knocks Five Guys for its
700-calorie hamburger and its fries (620 calories for the small and 1,460 for
the large). Five Guys is “no friend to your hips,” CSPI says,
pointing to the bacon cheeseburger and large fries adding up to 2,380 calories.
In issuing its awards, CSPI says two out of three adults and one third of
children are now overweight or obese in America.
Nearly 30 percent of young people are too heavy to join the military.
Restaurants are changing their ways,
with more of them offering smaller portions or lower-calorie fare.
They’re doing it ahead of a U.S.
healthcare law that will require calorie counts to be posted on menus as early
as next year.
WASHINGTON – It’s “food porn.” That’s what the Center for
Science in the Public Interest dubbed the 1,030-calorie, deep-fried Lasagna
Fritta appetizer at the Olive Garden.
The restaurant, known for its “bottomless” salad and breadsticks,
made the consumer group’s 2010 “Xtreme
Eating Awards”
.
Other restaurants you frequent also made the list: P.F.
Chang’s, Five Guys, The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Outback,
Chevy’s and Bob Evans.
Two Cheesecake Factory dishes were also singled out. The pasta carbonara —
described as spaghettini with smoked bacon, green peas and a garlic-parmesan
cream sauce — is loaded with 2,500 calories and 60 grams of saturated fat. The chocolate
truffle cake has 1,670 calories and 48
grams of saturated fat.
The group, which some call the food police, knocks Five Guys for its
700-calorie hamburger and its fries (620 calories for the small and 1,460 for
the large). Five Guys is “no friend to your hips,” CSPI says,
pointing to the bacon cheeseburger and large fries adding up to 2,380 calories.
In issuing its awards, CSPI says two out of three adults and one third of
children are now overweight or obese in America.
Nearly 30 percent of young people are too heavy to join the military.
Restaurants are changing their ways,
with more of them offering smaller portions or lower-calorie fare.
They’re doing it ahead of a U.S.
healthcare law that will require calorie counts to be posted on menus as early
as next year.

“Napolitano: The Ball’s in My Court Now” By Ann Coulter

Napolitano: The Ball’s in My Court Now
By Ann Coulter On November 19, 2010 @ 12:04 am In FrontPage | 15 Comments
After the 9/11 attacks, when 19 Muslim terrorists — 15 from Saudi Arabia, two from the United Arab Emirates and one each from Egypt and Lebanon, 14 with “al” in their names — took over commercial aircraft with box-cutters, the government banned sharp objects from planes.
Airport security began confiscating little old ladies’ knitting needles and breaking the mouse-sized nail files off of passengers’ nail clippers. Surprisingly, no decrease in the number of hijacking attempts by little old ladies and manicurists was noted.
After another Muslim terrorist, Richard Reid, AKA Tariq Raja, AKA Abdel Rahim, AKA Abdul Raheem, AKA Abu Ibrahim, AKA Sammy Cohen (which was only his eHarmony alias), tried to blow up a commercial aircraft with explosive-laden sneakers, the government prohibited more than 3 ounces of liquid from being carried on airplanes.
All passengers were required to take off their shoes for special security screening, which did not thwart a single terrorist attack, but made airport security checkpoints a lot smellier.
After Muslim terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab of Nigeria tried to detonate explosive material in his underwear over Detroit last Christmas, the government began requiring nude body scans at airports.
The machines, which cannot detect chemicals or plastic, would not have caught the diaper bomber. So, again, no hijackers were stopped, but being able to see passengers in the nude boosted the morale of airport security personnel by 22 percent.
After explosives were inserted in two ink cartridges and placed on a plane headed to the United States from the Muslim nation of Yemen, the government banned printer cartridges from all domestic flights, resulting in no improvement in airport security, while requiring ink cartridges who traveled to take Amtrak.
So when the next Muslim terrorist, probably named Abdul Ahmed al Shehri, places explosives in his anal cavity, what is the government going to require then? (If you’re looking for a good investment opportunity, might I suggest rubber gloves?)
Last year, a Muslim attempting to murder Prince Mohammed bin Nayef of Saudi Arabia blew himself up with a bomb stuck up his anus. Fortunately, this didn’t happen near an airport, or Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano would now be requiring full body cavity searches to fly.
You can’t stop a terrorist attack by searching for the explosives any more than you can stop crime by taking away everyone’s guns.
In the 1970s, liberal ideas on crime swept the country. Gun owners were treated like criminals while actual criminals were coddled and released. If only we treated criminals with dignity and respect and showed them the system was fair, liberals told us, criminals would reward us with good behavior.
As is now well known, crime exploded in the ’70s. It took decades of conservative law-and-order policies to get crime back to near-1950s levels.
It’s similarly pointless to treat all Americans as if they’re potential terrorists while trying to find and confiscate anything that could be used as a weapon. We can’t search all passengers for explosives because Muslims stick explosives up their anuses. (Talk about jobs Americans just won’t do.)
You have to search for the terrorists.


Fortunately, that’s the one advantage we have in this war. In a lucky stroke, all the terrorists are swarthy, foreign-born, Muslim males. (Think: “Guys Madonna would date.”)
This would give us a major leg up — if only the country weren’t insane.
Is there any question that we’d be looking for Swedes if the 9/11 terrorists, the shoe bomber, the diaper bomber and the printer cartridge bomber had all been Swedish? If the Irish Republican Army were bombing our planes, wouldn’t we be looking for people with Irish surnames and an Irish appearance?
Only because the terrorists are Muslims do we pretend not to notice who keeps trying to blow up our planes.
It would be harder to find Swedes or Irish boarding commercial airliners in the U.S. than Muslims. Swarthy foreigners stand out like a sore thumb in an airport. The American domestic flying population is remarkably homogenous. An airport is not a Sears department store.
Only about a third of all Americans flew even once in the last year, and only 7 percent took more than four round trips. The majority of airline passengers are middle-aged, middle-class, white businessmen with about a million frequent flier miles. I’d wager that more than 90 percent of domestic air travelers were born in the U.S.
If the government did nothing more than have a five-minute conversation with the one passenger per flight born outside the U.S., you’d need 90 percent fewer Transportation Security Administration agents and airlines would be far safer than they are now.
Instead, Napolitano just keeps ordering more invasive searches of all passengers, without exception — except members of Congress and government officials, who get VIP treatment, so they never know what she’s doing to the rest of us.
Two weeks ago, Napolitano ordered TSA agents to start groping women’s breasts and all passengers’ genitalia — children, nuns and rape victims, everyone except government officials and members of Congress. (Which is weird because Dennis Kucinich would like it.)
“Please have your genitalia out and ready to be fondled when you approach the security checkpoint.”
This is the punishment for refusing the nude body scan for passengers who don’t want to appear nude on live video or are worried about the skin cancer risk of the machines — risks acknowledged by the very Johns Hopkins study touted by the government.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that we need to keep the government as far away from airport security as possible, and not only because Janet Napolitano did her graduate work in North Korea.

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Article printed from FrontPage Magazine: http://frontpagemag.com

White House to put up to 5,000 salad bars in schools

Lettuce pray

White House to put up to 5,000
salad bars in schools

by Ed Bruske
18 Nov 2010 7:33 AM
and Food Initiative Coordinator, help kids in the White House kitchen garden
harvest vegetables daydreaming of a salad bar.Photo: Samantha Appleton
First Lady Michelle Obama is expected to announce on Monday a major new
initiative that would place up to 5,000 salad bars in public schools nationwide,
despite uncertainties over how local health inspectors might treat those salad
bars and USDA nutrition-tracking rules that could prove a major impediment.
Officials in the White House, led by chef Sam Kass,
and at the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention, have been working to build a
coalition representing the produce industry and Ann Cooper, director of
nutrition services in Boulder, Colo. schools, who recently teamed with Whole Foods to raise $1.4
million from customers to establish a grant program that would place salad bars
in qualifying schools.
Under the initiative expected to be announced on Monday in Florida, where
First Lady Michelle Obama has taken her “Let’s Move” campaign to fight childhood
obesity, Cooper would manage applications for salad bars from the schools along
with distribution of funds to purchase necessary equipment.
One potential obstacle to the program is the refusal of many school districts
to install salad bars for food-safety reasons and because of cumbersome USDA
rules governing the federally subsidized school lunch program that feeds some 31
million U.S. school children every day.
Cooper named three school districts she knows of — Philadelphia, Austin,
Tex., and Montgomery County, Md., — that have already indicated they will not
support salad bars. Concerns have been raised that elementary school children in
particular might be prone to spread disease at salad bars because they are too
short for the standard “sneeze guard” installed on most salad bars, or because
they might use their hands instead of the serving utensils provided.
Cooper, who would not comment on the pending White House announcement, has
dismissed those concerns, saying, “As far as I’ve found out, there are no
documented disease outbreaks from school salad bars. By and large, this is not a
high risk area.”
But schools also are deterred by USDA regulations that require students to
pass by a cash register or “point of sale” station after they have been to the
salad bar to ensure that they have served themselves the correct portions of
fruits and vegetables required under the federal lunch program. In October, the
USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services division, which oversees the subsidized meal
program, circulated a memo saying that while it encourages the use of salad bars
in schools, school menu planners must tell students the minimum amounts they
must take from salad bars, cashiers “must be trained to judge accurately the
quantities of self-service items,” and point-of-sale registers “must be
stationed after the salad bar.”
Cooper has previously said USDA rules too often “don’t work on the ground”
and that forcing students to double back and pass a checkpoint after they’ve
been to the salad bar “slows everything down.”
Also, the CDC was trying to determine how local health inspectors might pass
judgment on salad bars scattered across the country and what federal health
requirements they might apply.
In addition to Cooper, the White House initiative participants are said to be
United Fresh Produce Association, the National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, and
Whole Foods. The recent Whole Foods campaigns raised enough money to pay for
salad bars in 564 schools. Around 570 schools applied for salad bar grants.
Until now, the produce industry has been backing its own campaign to donate
salad bars to schools.
Michelle Obama has embraced more fruit and vegetable consumption as a major
plank in her efforts to improve American diets and combat weight-related
illnesses, especially among children. Kass, who directs the First
Lady’s nutrition efforts, was seen as central to bringing the various salad-bar
interests together and developing a unified effort under the White House
banner.
A reporter for the Washington Post in a previous life, I now tend my “urban
farm” about a mile from the White House in the District of Columbia and teach
kids something I call “food appreciation.” I believe in self-reliance, growing
food close to home and political freedom for the residents of the District of
Columbia. I am currently working to introduce local produce into the D.C. school
system. I write a daily food blog called The Slow Cook.