Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Heart attack on a plate

…Southerners love their soul—and soul means fat, carbs, sugar, and cals.

…A recent article by Dahleen Glanton explained the wonders of a hamdog—a specialty of Mulligan’s Bar in Decatur, Georgia. A hamdog is a half pound of hamburger wrapped around a hot dog, which is then deep-fried and served on a hoagie with chili, bacon, and a fried egg.

…Another Mulligan’s special? A hamburger on a Krispy Creme. Yes, a doughnut!

…Their menu puts a little warning label about not eating fried foods everyday—but still.

…Is it any wonder that the 11 Southern states and DC are dubbed “The Stroke Belt”?

…Many poor Southerners shop at convenience stores, which are a little low on the old fruits and veggies.

…Is there any chance the culture will change?

…Well, one restauranteur has switched to unsaturated peanut oil for the frying, does that count?

…And HA does remember a mess of greens being part of the great soul meals she has eaten.

…Of course, they were smothered in bacon grease.

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