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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Frankfurter Spectacular, and other Gastronomic Monstrosities

So, 30-year-old Weight Watchers recipes are, it turns out, extremely bizarre and easy to mock.  And also apparently (at least on the surface) unaffected by analysis of health or fat content or other things that might make sense on a Weight Watcher's recipe.

And did I mention that they're bizarre? Fish tacos?  "All you need is toast and quotation marks!"  Frankfurter spectacular?  Damn.  (I wonder if future generations will have this much fun at the expense of the Atkins diet.  I'm thinking that they will). 

As silly as these recipes are, I wonder if there's not a subversive kind of weight-loss scheme going on here.  Make the food so repulsive that no one will want to eat it . . . and voila, you're losing weight!

Posted by Kaimi Wenger on May 25, 2005 at 04:31 PM in Odd World | Permalink


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Tshaka -- I have no truck with real fish tacos, which can be quite tasty. But the recipe pictured on the card seems to have little relation to the real deal -- it's some fishy muck on (not kidding) a piece of toasted wonder bread.


Posted by: Kaimi | May 25, 2005 6:58:58 PM

Any one from southern california (esp. san diego) or south florida (south beach) can tell you that fish tacos are damn good eats.

Posted by: Tshaka Randall | May 25, 2005 5:52:50 PM

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