What not to eat? One magazine's answer: Tradition.
Really? According to our recent recipe, a slice has 545 calories and 26 grams of fat. It's a lot. But come on: It's cake! What did you expect? Many of the magazine's other villains are just as ridiculous. New Hampshire gets a smack on the wrist for New England clam chowder. Virginia gets called out for -- wait for it! -- ham.
Are these really the kinds of foods that magazines should be picking on? The worst foods are usually at chain restaurants, which are in most every state. What about the California Pizza Kitchen Tostada Pizza With Grilled Steak, which is the equivalent of eating a Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pepperoni Pizza topped with six Taco Bell Crunchy Beef Tacos? Or P.F. Chang's Double Pan-Fried Noodles Combo with 1,820 calories and 7,690 milligrams of sodium – about three teaspoons of salt or five times the recommended daily intake. (Indeed, clearly out of ideas, the magazine blames Missouri for Hardee's 2/3 Monster Thick Burger.)
My take: If you are using lists like these to make decisions about what to eat, you are already in trouble.
-- Jane Black
June 30, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
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