As a red-haired, freckle-face, Midwestern fundamentalist, gravy was a huge part of our eating tradition. If you think of it, gravy is pure fat tightened with a butter and flour roux. "The Perfect Cardiac Storm" I recall Grandpa pouring gravy on his pie, cottage cheese, and anything that didn't move. Gravy was a part of every meal.
My take: why ruin the flavor of a perfectly cooked piece of moist turkey with a sauce other than Cranberry ? In the early Americas, sauces were invented to cover up the flavor of rancid meats. How appetizing. You know why they call it shortening? It shortens your life.
Anyone know why Oleo was invented after the turn of the century? To fatten up turkeys before they went to market so they would get a few extra bucks for their birds. TODAY SOME FARMERS USE ARSENIC TO INCREASE THE BIRDS APPETITE. Yummy!
Well, much to their dismay, the oleo began to kill the turkeys. Remember WKRP and the turkey debacle? And that's how Margarine got into our food supply. They added yellow capsules to mix in with the white oleo and then the makers touted it as better than butter.
HOW CAN PEOPLE SAY SOMETHING MAN BY MADE MAN IS SUPERIOR TO FOOD MADE BY THE UNIVERSE! SUCH SICKENING ARROGANCE.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Gravy is not a beverage and other Tid Bits
Posted by Eat Right Now with Chef Wendell at 11:55 AM
Labels: Shortening shortens your life
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