Hub Blog on air, Part II
Thanks to Kevin Whalen for having me on WRKO
last night. The show should be posted at Kevin's site
. It went well. People really wanted to talk about the proposed trans fat ban
. The big question that wasn't answered: Will donuts be donuts without trans fats? ...Update
-- Charles writes in:
I'm for the trans fat ban, or, barring that, disclosure of their use. People were able to cook without trans fats for hundreds of years in this country and they will be able to do so once again. Besides, donuts fried in lard are so much better than donuts fried in whatever trans-fatty substance they use now. Hell, they use horse or ox fat for doing pommes frites in France and those are so so good.
Good to know donuts could actually be improved. I'm on the fence on the ban, though. As I said on the show, I don't like the trendy nature of this issue. I also don't like lawmakers telling us what we can and can't eat/drink/smoke etc. Where do you draw the line? Ban alcohol? Tried it. Failed. Ban cigarettes? Prohibition taught us such a ban would fail. Still, trans fats are harmful -- though they're only harmful to the people consuming them. I can't get too worked up about the issue. ...