Posts tagged with fast-food
29 January 2014 - Bolivian Story: Pablo Antelo
One day, whilst volunteering at vegan restaurant, Red Monkey, I met Pablo Antelo. He had been asked to help out in the kitchen for the day since the chef/owner of Red Monkey was a little tied up with welcoming his baby girl into the world. That day I was so surprised and happy to see this young man, laid back but enthusiastic, never idle, taking initiative and working hard. He impressed me. I loved his attitude.
I told him about my friends who were opening a wine bar, called Hallwright’s, which would be showcasing Bolivian produce. I explained that they had asked me to make some products for their platters like dips, gluten free crackers and chutneys – things I usually make at home that they had enjoyed. I asked him if he’d like to help me, eventually making it his business since I would be leaving Bolivia … Read the rest
16 January 2011 - Yuk!… How long do you think you can keep a McDonald hamburger without it decomposing?
So, how long do you think you can keep a McDonald hamburger on your shelf, without it decomposing? 2 hours? 8 hours? 2 days? 2 weeks perhaps?
Nope, you are still far from the truth…
Believe it or not, according to Karen Hanrahan, you can keep it for 12 years! And counting! As you can judge by yourself on the picture below, it looks exactly like a fresh one…
The hamburger on the right is from 2008; the one on the left is from 1996.
So let’s make sense of that. We know that any food decomposes rather rapidly right? Think of leaving your bread on your kitchen bench. It goes hard, and then mould develops pretty fast, doesn’t it? So why is the McDonald hamburger resisting any decomposition?