All about Food. B:9 Most of the blog will be about my various cooking experiments with some reviews of local restaurants thrown in once in a while. Reviews/food experiences from other place will be included also.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Food in News

I'm reading a news article in the BBC that says that overweight people now outnumbers hungry people in the world. This is a rather disturbing news, and it's interesting that obesity is becoming a global problem. I remember this one prof I worked for totally dissed/made fun of Americans having so many morbidly obese people when in UK where the prof is from has quite the growing obesity problem also. At least here most people are still fairly normal in weight but that's because many (most?) people can't afford to be picky about what they can and cannot eat. Still, it seems to be that there are more and more fat kids here compared to fat adults. At least other eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia, aren't present in large numbers yet, though I do notice that someone I know is way too skinny to be normal. I am skinny by nature so I know that's normal skinny. Even then I still have muscles (and curves!), especially on the legs.

It's interesting to note that in US many of the people in poverty are overweight while here the ones here are skinny, but I suspect the reason is that fast food is the cheapest food in US while fast food here is still considered luxury food/treat. I'm guessing the cheapest (processed) food here is instant ramen noodles.

I haven't made anything interesting in the past few days, but I'm supposed to bake some Japanese cheese cake today. If it turns out well, I'll post some pics later.



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