Sunday, June 18, 2006


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Reference: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2006, Vol. 49, No. 14

Note how Georgia and Washington are the only states to get catapulted from <10% to 20-24%. Another incentive for me to finish my PhD. and escape from the state with an abundance of the dark side of the meat as fast as I can.

The other day, someone asked me to truthfully say how frequently I eat fast food of the insidious type (namely burgers, fries, and their lofty fatkin).
The answer is, once every three or four months, and that too only to break the monotonous drudgery of Maggi Noodles and Curds-Rice with Bedekar Mango Pickle (those who are raising eyebrows...we can negotiate a non-disclosure deal later, but I am speaking the truth about the frequency). And from what I am reading in the engaging The Omnivore's Dilemma, I think that it's going to be a long long time, if at all, before I touch those Chicken Nuggets again.


Blogger Hirak said...

I am reading Pollan's book too. Isn't it fascinating? I hope you caught the interview on NPR.

6:24 AM  
Blogger Ashutosh said...

Of course! Your recommendation was one of the reasons I picked it up. It's truly eye-opening...the reach of corn in our life, especially, is unbelievable.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Well the brackets of five percent each make approximation rather hard. A state could have an increase of 9% and still jump up just one bracket, while another state could have an increase of 6% but jump two brackets. By the way I think you mean Washington, not Seattle :)

11:11 AM  
Blogger Ashutosh said...

Oops! Mistake corrected. Your are right; the overall trend is perceptible enough though.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Kapilmuni said...

Fast food once in 3 months!! *eyebrows merge with hairline in surprise*

And what about other forms of sa-mish abhakshya which also add to the adipose?

Where do you procure your curds from in Bushistan by the way? I mean which Radha gawalan on the way to Mathura graces your doorstep?

11:21 PM  
Blogger Ashutosh said...

Nope. Not really. There are a few things that I am cutting down on re.

The curds here is delicious. Just the right blend of sweet and sour. And it is delivered by Sall the Maid on her way to Kansas.

11:17 AM  

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