June 5, 1992 |
Jackie Zajac and Shiela Mullan have opened Fido's Fast Food in a former Fotomat booth. They say that it's the only drive-through for pets in the Toledo area, but that others exist elsewhere in the country. The menu includes cheeseburgers, french fries, peanut butter bagels, carob drops, people-shaped crackers and catnip. The food is dried, so even the cheeseburgers are crunchy.
May 19, 2005 |
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.
March 12, 2003 |
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.
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.
March 10, 2008 |
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.
February 2, 1999 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2013 |
Authorities are searching for four bicyclists who went missing Sunday in the Angeles National Forest. The search began about 7 p.m. when the four cyclists were several hours late returning from their planned ride from Mt. Wilson to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Windsor Turnout in Pasadena, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The cyclists, who were not immediately identified, are from Glendale, North Hollywood, Rialto and Sunland. The Sheriff's Department said family members found automobiles belonging to the riders at the Windsor turnout. Search-and-rescue teams, aided by a helicopter, searched for the men -- who range in age from 28 to 38 -- until about 4 a.m. Monday, according to the authorities.
October 7, 2011 |
Parents may have sway over what their children eat, but a study shows that you should never underestimate the power of advertising. Television commercials figured into a study released this week in the Journal of Pediatrics involving 75 kids age 3 to 8. The children were randomly separated into two groups: One watched a cartoon plus three commercials, one of which featured McDonald's French fries. The other group also watched cartoons and commercials, one of which was for McDonald's apple dippers--a cut-up fresh apple with low-fat caramel sauce.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1992 |
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.