Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Are We Good?

Just asking myself loud and clear more often than not each time we eat out, like last Saturday for my Viktor’s birthday via lunch and dinner.
Am referring to the usually inviting and friendly bistro/ trendy restaurant atmosphere that treat patrons almost family in their offerings like, but not limited to, drinks, food, soup, salad, cakes, pizza, etc., sometimes referred to as “bottomless.”

Come to think of it, colas remain popular for people of every age. Offer it as bottomless and one can get so much non-natural ingredient(s) and flavouring(s) unnecessarily in one sitting. Am not saying it’s not good, but too much of anything will border to abuse and over indulgence, and eventually bad for health. Pardon me for mentioning this if ever I sound offensive I never meant to be combative, but better read it from here, for I am not the first that may have written or ever mentioned in passing these observation; this is a friendly reminder, though.
Oh, we'll compensate on eating the greens then, but wait, what about the dressing that made the salad enticing you crave for more!
Normally a salad dressing like Caesars' may contain soybean oil, water, distilled vinegar, Romano cheese, pasteurized whole milk, culture salt, enzymes, egg yolk, buttermilk powder, salt, sugar, garlic, Parmessan cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt), onion, Worcestershire sauce (distilled vinegar, molasses, corn syrup, water, salt, caramel color, garlic powder, sugar, spices, anchovy, tamarind, natural flavor), lemon juice concentrate, xanthan gum, spices, potassium sorbate (as preservative), soy, milk and fish ingredients.
Wow, that's a lot.

Ok, let me try the Thousand Island dressing then which has soybean oil, tomato puree (water, tomato paste concetrate), water, high fructose corn syrup, vinegar, salt, red bell peppers, xanthan gum, alum, sodium benzoate,(preservative), calcium chloride, spices, natural flavors, polysorbate 80), egg yolk, salt, contains less than 2% of modified corn starch, dehydrated onion, xanthan gum, artificial color, spice, mustard flour, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (preservatives), calcium disodium EDTA (to protect flavor), propylene glycol, alginate, and egg.
Perhaps the Chinese chicken salad dressing will taste good with high fructose, corn syrup, soybean oil, water, corn syrup, soy saucen(water, wheat, soybeans, salt, sodium benzoate as preservative) distilled vinegar, ginger puree (ginger, water, salt, citirc acid) brown sugar, contains less than 2% of sesame oil, salt, sesame seed, xanthan gum, lemon juice concentrte, garlic caramel, color, sodium benzoate (a preservative)), oinion, guar gum, natural flavor, disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate dehydrated. Plus soybean wheat.
Enough words, if not "technical," gourmet terms just for a scoop of salad.
Now, the chocolate cake, please!
(I'm sorry if you have to check out for these ingredients in Wikipedia again. This calls for a second discussion, maybe.

1 comment:

  1. This is something I have been thinking about, and it is a valid point.

    My husband was saying that people have been buying Mexican cola? to get away from corn syrup I think.

    The dishes look nice.


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