Monday, January 11, 2010

Why Should I Eat This?

I just saw this on Facebook:

What? Someone honestly thinks they can futz around with good old-fashioned, fat-laden recipes and make them low-calorie? Can they possibly taste good? Exactly how big is a 43-calorie brownie?

Seriously, how can we trust a chef who uses jarred apples in a recipe for apple crisp?

Will you buy this book?

8 comments:

Jan said...

I will not buy this book. However, some people with high cholesterol and/or heart disease might prefer eating these low-calorie/low-fat versions of their favorite foods as an alternative to rarely or never eating them at all. Oven-fried chicken or fish, for example, might not be as tasty as real fried chicken or fish, but it's a nice alternative to eating a broiled chicken breast or salmon fillet several times a week.

theminx said...

While I agree that oven-fried chicken or fish would be a decent alternative, it's the stuff that can't possibly work (brownies) that I'm most curious about.

Beth said...

Definitely will not buy. I'm going to follow the rule out of that new Michael Pollan book--eat as much junk food as you want, as long as you make it yourself! If I'm going to eat a brownie, it better be full fat!

SippitySup said...

We trust him because he's so cute. It's in our DNA! GREG

Jan said...

I wouldn't eat low-fat brownies, either. I'd eat fruit, or sorbet, or angel food cake with fresh strawberries most of the time, and allow myself a REAL brownie every now and then.

Amanda said...

I DID buy the book and I am SO happy I did. I made the macaroni and cheese first and was forced to make another tray of it as all my coworkers devoured it on me. The rice pudding is delicious and the General Tso's chicken was perfection. Don't just buy the book to find a way to make fat free brownies. They'll never be what you expect. But don't rule this book out entirely. I've felt a hell of a lot better since I started eating his recipes. And I'd rather feel better than complain about a brownie.

theminx said...

Frankly, I'd rather complain about a brownie. And what gets me is that is the recipe that Rocco mentions most often - in his tweets, on Facebook, like it's some sort of miraculous concoction. And it's far far from it. If he would keep his mouth shut, it would give me less to complain about.

But that wouldn't be any fun, would it?

theminx said...

Frankly, I'd rather complain about a brownie. And what gets me is that is the recipe that Rocco mentions most often - in his tweets, on Facebook, like it's some sort of miraculous concoction. And it's far far from it. If he would keep his mouth shut, it would give me less to complain about.

But that wouldn't be any fun, would it?