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Old 02-01-2015, 05:54 PM   #81
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I suppose this is somewhat related to the thread topic in that they must use bacon fat for the "sniff" part of scratch 'n sniff tickets. They're putting bacon scent on their lottery tickets.

New lottery tickets come with a side of bacon _ scent

I predict NH lottery and bacon sales to dramatically increase.

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Old 02-04-2015, 06:16 PM   #82
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It's better than trans fats, but amazingly, trans fats were once thought good

At the time, many restaurants used beef fat for frying, which groups like CSPI believed was far worse than hydrogenated oils, based on the research of the time. Schleifer writes:

[CSPI’S 1986] Fast-Food Guide specifically criticized Taco Bell, Arby’s, Hardee’s, and Wendy’s for frying in beef fat and tropical oils (that is, coconut and palm oils). But it praised Burger King for switching to vegetable shortening in 1986, which it described as “a great boon to Americans’ arteries.” The guide also praised KFC, writing that the chain was “fortunately” frying in “partially saturated soybean oil . . . that is much less saturated than beef fat.”
Two years later, the same group released the report Saturated Fat Attack, which described trans fats as “more healthful” than saturated fats, Schleifer wrote.

In 1990, a New York Times food writer said CSPI’s campaign prompted fast-food chains to “slim down” by switching to frying in shortening.
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Old 02-05-2015, 02:17 PM   #83
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Awhile back we started cooking bacon in the oven. The bacon strips are laid on a metal rack that holds them about 1/2 inch up from an old baking tray. We line the tray with foil. The bacon comes out crispy, with most of the fat drained off into the tray.

A non-food use I'll add for bacon fat: I tightly coil some paper in a tuna size can, and pour the fat in. These I use as a starter for charcoal in the grill.
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A non-food use I'll add for bacon fat: I tightly coil some paper in a tuna size can, and pour the fat in. These I use as a starter for charcoal in the grill.
Oh! What a waste. Wouldn't "poisonous" oils work just as well -- Canola Oil, Corn Oil, or other popular Vegetable oils, for instance?

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