Publication of very fat, sweet recipe counters progress toward good health |

Publication of very fat, sweet recipe counters progress toward good health

I read your food columnist’s article on the two banana desert recipes. In just two recipes your cooking writer was collectively advocating the use of 8-1/2 cups of sugar, 2-1/2 cups of butter and eight eggs. It made me wonder if she and I are living on the same planet, or do some people’s minds not connect “cause” with “effect”?

For instance: I have cut out all carbohydrates from my diet, have a spare tire around my middle, and I just can’t budge my scale below 185 pounds.

My brother has blocked arteries and heart trouble and is desperately trying to break below the 245-pound barrier. My mother is extremely circumspect about what she eats and is able to control her diabetes. My best friend has to take kealation (sic) treatment for his blocked arteries, which I attribute to all of the cakes and pies his wife always prepared with great pride.

Then I turn on my television and the latest media crusade is “the obesity of America.” And I see scene after scene of obese children and grown Americans walking down the street with very large posteriors.

So, the thought of eating 8-1/2 cups of sugar, 2-1/2 cups butter and eight eggs makes me wonder: What the hell are you people thinking?

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