Wednesday, August 30, 2006

BOOKS | Fast Food Nation and French Fries

Fast Food Nation

From my trusty Bag of Books:

Fast Food Nation:
The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

By Eric Schlosser

I'm in the middle of Fast Food Nation (brought it to work today) and I came across something that has convinced me NEVER to touch the fries at MacDonald's EVER AGAIN:

For decades, McDonald's cooked its french fries in a mixture of about 7 percent cottonseed oil and 93 percent beef tallow. The mix gave the fries their unique flavor - and more saturated beef fat per ounce than a McDonald's hamburger.

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