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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bet you thought I was Joking

Chefs Call Proposed New York Salt Ban 'Absurd':

"Some New York City chefs and restaurant owners are taking aim at a bill introduced in the New York Legislature that, if passed, would ban the use of
salt in restaurant cooking.

'No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food for consumption by customers of such restaurant, including food prepared to be consumed on the premises of such restaurant or off of such premises,' the bill, A. 10129 , states in part."

See I wasn't kidding -- but this bill, by the sounds of it, goes beyond what I had heard.

It basically out laws the use of salt in any form while cooking in a restaurant.

This means:
  • No Salt in Bread - it will effect the leavening properties
  • No salt in Borscht - too bad
  • No Salt in Sauerkraut - how is that going to work?
  • No Salt in Pasta sauce - well that is going to be bland
  • No Salt on your pretzel - that's just wrong
  • No Salt in your soda crackers - guess we can't call them 'saltines' any more

    Some one needs to educate these politicians about how sodium & salt works ... it actually takes MORE salt to flavor something after its cooked that it does to ad it during its cooking. There are also different kinds of salt/sodium which effects the actual amount of salt in the food at the end of prep.

  • They also need to understand that salt is a NATURAL part of our bodies, and it needs to be replenished ... we don't just lose it on very hot days when we are sweating - we use some of it every day just by breathing & using the bathroom.

    What will be next -- public restrooms which will automatically test your urine & bm's for health issues?

    Maybe they will pass a law that says that no one can order a caffeinated drink in a restaurant because it might cause health issues -- no tea, no coffee, no soda pop .... or perhaps it will require that until the first glass of water is drank gone by a customer they can not order anything else to eat because there are studies which say we don't drink enough water.

    If they get away with this in restaurants -- you can expect it to hit the store shelves next ...

    and just like they check your child for obesity now -- you can expect that they will try to get permission to do blood work on your kids too.

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