On a recent visit to
On top of this, what tasted moist and even-textured on Tuesday, July1, tasted a bit less moist and rather inconsistent from a bakery standpoint on Wednesday, July 2.
Yes, the calorie police had invaded New York City since my last trip and the governmental arm of the help people stay healthy had invoked legislation that caloric signage be posted under each doughnut, Biscotti, Napoleon and Cherry Cheesecake.
Very disturbing news. If that wasn’t enough, my friends, on July 2, trans- fats were banned as a usable ingredient in anything prepared in the city.
This is disconcerting on two fronts: First, does government know anything about cooking, baking or preparing food? Secondly, are these two acts of culinary kindness really going to accomplish anything for the not so healthy person who enjoys devouring Twinkies by the boxful?
A layover from
I felt better with my ability to cheat the calories counters. Instead of opting for one glazed doughnut which would have boosted my one meal calorie count to approximately 2500 calories – including the sauerkraut, onions, pickles and ketchup, I made the decision to visit the chocolate doughnut bin where the count for chubbiness was only 80 calories. I felt a certain reprise thanks to our friendly chocolate low cal. So as a compromise I ordered three of them – two to accompany me on the plane- which would than only skyrocket my count to 2240 calories for the meal.
Great. Of course as I was sitting in the lounge, preparing to enjoy my chocolate trilogy of caloric intake, I realized that I had gotten in just under the wire. In a few days the chocolate doughnuts at Dunkin Doughnuts would no longer be boasting 80 calories as the substitution of trans-fats would probably alter the calorie count. And then, all of those restaurants, bakeries and cafes would have to change the signs that were only printed four months ago.
I guess none of the geniuses that passed the legislation that informs over eaters that they are over eating had ever owned a restaurant.