Tuesday, June 13, 2006

News of the Weird Food

God bless News of the Weird and the work they do to bring to our attention stories that might otherwise have slipped by, like this one:

In a May dispatch from Atlanta on Southerners' notoriously unnutritious, fat-laden cuisine, a Chicago Tribune reporter watered readers' mouths with descriptions of the "hamdog" and the "Luther" (prized dishes of Mulligan's restaurant in Decatur, Ga.), which are, respectively, "a half-pound of hamburger meat wrapped around a hot dog, which is deep-fried and served on a hoagie topped with chili, bacon and a fried egg," and "a half-pound burger served with bacon and cheese on a Krispy Kreme doughnut." The 11 states from Washington, D.C., to Florida, west to Texas, have the nation's highest mortality rate from strokes, but, said a University of Mississippi professor, "Food is a strong emblem of identity for Southerners," uniquely shared across racial lines. [Chicago Tribune, 5-16-06]


1 comment:

plentyo'moxie said...

was it wrong when i started to think about how to adapt the ham-dog to the grill? heat dog, wrap mostly cooked bacon around it, wrap in hamburger and grill . . . . (homer simpson slobbering noise here) mmmm . . . .hamdog