Julia Child on McDonald’s French Fries

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Posted in category Food Politics

A blast from the past: a 1995 interview with Julia Child on the goodness of beef tallow and lard, which was condemned by government bureaucrats, politicized special interests, and other assorted purveyors of food politics in favor of trans fat and industrial oils, and how that forced change turned McDonald’s french fries from a treat to a travesty.

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4 Responses to Julia Child on McDonald’s French Fries

  1. Tommy Udo says:

    May 7th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I had a hamburger at MacDonald’s once, in 1964. It cost 50 cents, and coincidentally the meat patty was about the size of a 50-cent piece. Haven’t eaten there since.

  2. weak stream says:

    May 7th, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Julia lived a good long time eating butter and a lot of ‘really bad stuff’. They were calling this the French Paradox. There’s no paradox here. Whether it’s butter or bacon, if you’re taking it off the farm rather than the laboratory, all is well.

  3. Jeff Deist says:

    May 13th, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Excellent find Karen.  

    Interesting that Taco Bell now markets its own brand of refried beans in groceries, one version of which is “fat free” with no lard.  Thus it contains higher carbs than the full fat version, tastes worse, and makes you feel less full….

  4. Wade says:

    June 1st, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    It’s hard to top the McDonalds Egg-White Delight Muffin…imagine that: replacing an egg yolk with a carb/trans-fat laden muffin…no thanks, I think that I’ll keep eating free range chicken eggs, yolk and all

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