buzz wrote:Kateg28 wrote:buzz wrote:"since when was chicken junk food?????????"
Well, possibly when it's smothered in batter, deep fried & served with a mountain of chips?
Define junk food. Batter is a natural product containing flour, water and salt (and nothing else), the deep frying method can leave it with less fat per portion than any other takeaway and chips are potatoes.
No E numbers or preservatives etc
What is the definition of junk food?
(just to be clear I have never even see this shop and was oblivious to it's existence until this thread, cannot even remember where Clintons were either )
That is a very idealistic view of what a Fried Chicken outlet supplies. 1.The chickens aren't produced by happily chirping around a farmyard. They are mass produced and pumped full of antibiotics which is legal. Salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis are among the most frequently reported foodborne diseases worldwide. Commercial chicken meat has been identifed as one of the most important food vehicles for these organisms (Source:Report of The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and World Health Organisation.)
2.Whatever they are coated in, batter or breaded, they contain vast amounts of salt and Monosodium Glutamate. The effects of MSG are reported to be many....too many to list here, but just Google it.
3.Commercial deep frying often contains Trans fat otherwise known as Trans Fatty Acids. It is used because it doesn't have to be changed as often as other oils. It is a process where oil is hydrogenised. It is shown to raise LDL (bad cholesterol) and lower the levels of HDL (good cholesterol.) This raises the chances of heart disease. In addition Trans fats are believed responsible for 7000 deaths a year in the UK, and teenagers are most at risk (Source The Independent Sep. 2011)
However, you are free to make your choice....chacun a son gout. Bon Appetite!
Louis M wrote:Anyway, how did you guys find out about the Turkish, is it going to be a proper restaurant?
mdja wrote:Louis M wrote:Anyway, how did you guys find out about the Turkish, is it going to be a proper restaurant?
They have a massive sign up, that's how I found out... Having seen the website it looks a lot more promising, not a 'kebab shop' after all.
Anyway, apologies all for inadvertently launching a debate about what is / isn't junk food (personally I will eat anything and love chicken cooked any way but raw).
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