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NATIONAL
May 19, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A man was executed in Huntsville for the fatal stabbing of his children's 84-year-old baby sitter during a robbery. Bryan Wolfe told his relatives and friends that he appreciated their support before he received the lethal injection. "I will be OK," he said. For his last meal, Wolfe, 44, had fried chicken, pork chops, barbecue ribs, french fries, peach cobbler and a banana.
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NATIONAL
March 12, 2003 | From Associated Press
France's refusal to back a proposed U.S.-led military campaign against Iraq started an international food fight of sorts Tuesday on Capitol Hill, as french fries and french toast were replaced in the House of Representatives eateries by "freedom fries" and "freedom toast." The name changes follow similar actions by restaurants around the country protesting French opposition to the Bush administration's Iraq war plans. "Update.
OPINION
June 18, 2004
Re "USDA: Frozen Fries Are 'Fresh' Veggies," June 15: Under pressure from the branch of the U.S. obesity industry devoted to the consumption of frozen French fries, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and now a federal judge have agreed that frozen French fries constitute "fresh vegetables." This is an outrageous Alice in Wonderland interpretation of a simple phrase that any 2-year-old can understand. This country's anxiety to export its vision of democracy to the entire globe makes outcomes like this especially sad. With the USDA in the deep fryer of the frozen potato industry, any country that cares to look will have to wonder about how much of our political and legal system is for sale to the highest bidder.
HEALTH
March 10, 2008 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
A wet tater is a healthy tater, according to British researchers. Rinsing or soaking raw French fries in water before frying may reduce levels of acrylamide in the crunchy product, according to a team led by investigators at Leatherhead Food International, a food and beverage research and consulting company. The study appeared online last week in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Acrylamide, which is created in small amounts during production of French fries and potato chips, has been linked to cancer in rodents, and some researchers believe it may be carcinogenic to humans as well.
NEWS
February 2, 1999 | BOOTH MOORE
If you think the fat findings of the Center for Science in the Public Interest were bad for movie popcorn, take a bite out of this. Thanks to a new machine, French fries may be coming soon to a theater near you. The MT 2000 is a self-serve machine that delivers kosher French fries in less than 45 seconds, with 20% less fat than fries made at fast-food restaurants. The process starts with a dehydrated potato product, which is reconstituted, pushed through an extruder and dropped into a fryer.
NEWS
March 31, 1994 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN
Nobody foresaw the long-range ramifications when NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, moved its headquarters to Brussels, Belgium, in 1968. We're not talking military or political consequences. We're talking frites (pronounced freets ), or as they are known in this country, French fries. And we're talking about right here in Long Beach, where Belgian-style French fries are being served at Benita's Frites. Follow closely.
HEALTH
July 22, 2002 | LINDA MARSA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
French fries are one of America's favorite fast foods, and it's easy to see why. When they're made correctly--flash fried to perfection, not too crunchy, not too soggy, with a dash of salt and a dollop of ketchup on the side--they're sheer heaven. Each year, in fact, the typical American consumes more than 57 pounds of frozen potatoes (almost all of which are French fries), according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture; 90% of those fries are bought at fast-food restaurants.
FOOD
September 27, 1990 | JAMES B. EVERTS, Rancho Palos Verdes
Marion Cunningham's so-called plain and simple burger (The Home Cook, Aug. 30) evolves, after 11 paragraphs, into a gloppy version of another fast-food specialty sandwich. Here is my version: Put one tablespoon of a mixture of melted butter and olive oil into a hot skillet. Place one-half-inch-thick ground beef patty (sirloin is too lean) into skillet just after adding one half clove crushed or chopped garlic. Cook 60 seconds, turn, cook 40 seconds. Remove burger to sturdy warmed bun. Add small handful of chopped parsley to skillet and cook 20 seconds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United Nations came to Orange County this weekend for the 20th International Street Fair, offering a smorgasbord for the thousands who flocked to this city's central plaza Saturday afternoon. "Denmark: You'll Love It," proclaimed one overhead banner, encouraging eaters to sample the Danish delicacy ableskiver--fluffy fried dough balls dipped in raspberry jam and topped with powdered sugar. "Velhommen til Norge" read another sign, offering rare Norwegian imported beer.
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