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Food Tech: Cheeseburgers and Fries on History Channel

kaitak98 | Jan 22, 2010 08:59 PM

Wondering if anyone else saw this celebration of Big Food on The History Channel. Until tonight I didn't know:

1 Hormones in beef are really good. When preformed into patties it's even better.
2. Processed American Cheese is the only kind that will melt well on a burger.
3. Chlorinated water used to wash Iceberg Lettuce is awesome (they didn't mention that they rinse it afterwards if they do).
4. The best fries are parcooked and frozen.
5. The only good buns come from a factory that pumps out over a billion of them a year.

I know they were focusing on tech and you will find more of that in large operations but the tone was really incredible. I surprised they didn't visit the HFCS plant. And for those of you who get uncomfortable about hygiene, the host was putting his bare hands in everything.

BTW I have used bleach to clean homebrewing equipment and drank lightly bleached water in West Africa so I'm not afraid of chlorine. Again it was the way the message was delivered.

I'm not a true Slow Food guy or anything but I was amazed by this show. Wondering what others thought of it.

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