|Gas vs. Charcoal
||[Jun. 27th, 2007|08:52 am]
|||||Subdudes, The Rain||]|
Sigh. So the Post decides it's going to compare charcoal to gas grills and do a taste comparison -- find out which one is better.
So they pick two different style chefs and let them choose their own menus. And each chooses a menu that is clearly better made on the type of grill they've chosen.
For expletive-of-choice's sake, people, have you never heard of the scientific method? Did you miss that day in middle school...high school...college...your own paper's science section?
Reminds me of the time Christopher Kimball decided to test romertopf clay ovens for his magazine. And he tested boneless, skinless chicken breasts. And found it didn't save time or make them any juicier than regular oven cooking. Well, duh. That's like cooking a hot dog in a pressure cooker, moron. The whole POINT of a clay ovenpot is large cuts of meat or items that would normally slow cook.
Which reminds me of the TV station that did a calorie comparison between a Jr. Whopper and some typical meals at other restaurants -- PotBelly PB&J, a Caesar Salad, Chipotle Burrito.
Oh my gosh, there are less calories in a Jr. Whopper! Well, duh. It's a smaller portion size. I kept waiting for them to point out that if you ate half of the typical restaurant meal that would be an appropriate portion size. It isn't that the Burrito is bad for you -- just that you should share it, or bring home half for later.
But nope. They implied that you'd be better off eating a Jr. Whopper, Onion Rings and a small order of chicken nuggets, than a Chipotle Burrito (which had full sour cream and full guacamole, of course). Calorie-wise, okay, ...nutrition-wise...NO. And of course the thousand morons who took that as vindication that lunch at BK is GOOD for them, ran out and had a Full sized Whopper, a fries and a full-meals-worth-of-calories giant-a** soda, supersized...which makes TWO Chipotle Burritos seem like a good choice.
(Break while I wipe the foam off the edge of my mouth...)
Anyway. I hate crap reporting masquerading as science. And I'm crabby as hell. So, I'll stop now before I risk my "fun to read" rating.