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Crisco Cops in Cleveland:

Ohio's statewide smoking ban took effect this week. Now, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports, the Cleveland City Council is endorsing a ban on trans-fats.

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Glenn W. Bowen (mail):

Cuyahoga Health Commissioner Terry Allan joked about being called a "Crisco Cop," but called the Cleveland council resolution a "step in the right direction."


that first slippery step.

well, here in NY we have the Village People.

all puns/double entendre intended
12.13.2006 3:03pm
TJIT (mail):
This law would be worth it if it leads to just one fast food chain (McDonald's) to resume frying their french fries in beef tallow.

Beef tallow = better fries, for the children of course.
12.13.2006 3:26pm
ed in texas (mail):
Everybody knows that 'Gun Don't Kill People, But Frying Food Does'.
(snark)(I think)
12.13.2006 3:33pm
Ragerz (mail):
As someone who eats Crisco straight from the can, I am deeply offended by the slander (err.. libel) involved in the phrase "Crisco cops." No restaurant I know of serves Crisco straight. It is still available in stores. Thus, I will continue my current superior consumption habits.

Those of you who want to dilute Crisco by using it in your cooked food rather than eating it straight like it is meant to be are weaklings. Straight is the way to go. Nothing like pure Crisco. Yum.
12.13.2006 3:44pm
WHOI Jacket:
Ragerz,

I am both enthralled and disgusted at the same time.

Bravo!
12.13.2006 4:32pm
ClevelandRocks:
Ragerz,

a true crisco aficionado you would heat the stuff enough to liquify it and then drink it straight.
12.13.2006 5:06pm
Toby:
When I lived in Goldsboro, NC, I remember my wonder at discovering the local Big Apple had a Lard Aisle...
12.13.2006 5:09pm
ed in texas (mail):
Hey guys, I was told by a baker from a large national cookie maker that their premium product (commercials with people taking them apart, dunking in milk) has a creme filling with exactly two ingredients. One is sugar. Care to guess what the other is?
12.13.2006 5:14pm
BobH (mail):
"a true crisco aficionado you would heat the stuff enough to liquify it and then drink it straight."

A TRUE Crisco would heat it and then MAINLINE it. You just don't get the same jolt from Canola, yannow?
12.13.2006 5:21pm
Toby:
Ed in Texas:

You know the cheap knock-offs for that product that don't taste very good? Well, the cookies are identical. It is the filling that is cheaper / tastes less good.

I know I number of vegetarians who have been able to give up everything but that same premium product. THey can't stand the knock-off either.
12.13.2006 5:34pm
Arvin (mail) (www):
Oreos: it all depends on where you buy them apparently. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oreo

Here in California, Oreos are actually vegan, unless they are maliciously mislabeling.
12.13.2006 5:55pm
Glenn W. Bowen (mail):
Shakespeare covered all this in "King Lard".
12.13.2006 6:05pm
Glenn W. Bowen (mail):
-and it took days to clean it up **RIMSHOT**
12.13.2006 6:07pm
CEB:
Ragerz,

Yum. Reminds me of how I used to eat monosodium glutamate (AKA Accent) straight. I would shake it out on my palm and lick it off.
12.13.2006 6:07pm
lucia (mail) (www):
Crisco, MSG eaten straight? Ick.

Strawberry Jello right out of the box: Now that's a treat!
12.13.2006 6:14pm
Captain Holly (mail):
Is it possible for the Ohio Legislature to pass a food law pre-emption bill similar to the one they just passed for guns?
12.13.2006 7:28pm
happylee:
It's amazing that third world dumps like NYC and Cleveland manage to put banning transfats at the top of what must be a gazillion page agenda for civic improvement. "Hey, I know, let's ban transfat in the hope that it solves the thorny problem of urban blight by reducing the number of fat criminals roaming the street. Now we'll have trim and fit criminals roaming the streets chasing after equally lean victims. Like in L.A. Yeah, that's much better. Oh, and let's raise taxes some more while we are at it....."
12.13.2006 7:51pm
Glenn W. Bowen (mail):
Come on down, happylee, we have special tours for out-of-towners. A one-way ticket will suffice.


Is it possible for the Ohio Legislature to pass a food law pre-emption bill similar to the one they just passed for guns?


You only have that kind of legislative luck once in a lifetime, Captain.
12.13.2006 9:10pm
Dave Hardy (mail) (www):
Beef tallow = better fries, for the children of course.

It *is* 100% natural, after all!
12.13.2006 9:45pm
therut:
I ate lard and butter sandwiches with sugar as a child. I think it was a Southern depression treat my Mom knew about. Have to admit it was good. I was a skinny kid as we all were cause we played outside from daylight to dark. Not many children have that privilage today. Sad. None of us have fallen over with heart attacks or strokes at a young age. Now don't forget about all the fired food and gravy. No store brought cookies or chips though. We did not have the money. But I never missed them. Today the STATE would probably want to take me from my parents or give them ugly food stamps cause we would be classified as hungry by the STATE. Scary Crap that thought.
12.13.2006 11:22pm
Grover Gardner (mail):
"I was told by a baker from a large national cookie maker that their premium product...has a creme filling with exactly two ingredients. One is sugar. Care to guess what the other is?"

Hint: It's not just two ingredients, and hasn't been for years.

"I ate lard and butter sandwiches with sugar as a child....None of us have fallen over with heart attacks or strokes at a young age."

We do all understand the difference between saturated fats and trans-fats---right?
12.14.2006 1:07am
Toby:
Grover, that is not necesarily a fair assumption. For most, ther are poth scary things with the same word a what makes my belly large.

Never underestimate the ignorance of basic organic chem.
12.14.2006 11:23am
ray_g:
"We do all understand the difference between saturated fats and trans-fats---right?"

Yeah, 10 years ago saturated fats were reported to be the most evil thing in the world, and were replaced by trans-fats, now --- wait a minute, I think the only difference I see is 10 years.
12.14.2006 1:39pm
happylee:
I hear trans-fats are used by terrorists in their evil war against our freedoms. All hail lard.
12.14.2006 8:50pm