WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FAST FOOD?

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FAST FOOD?

Postby Shazzam » Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:21 pm

We have an increasing number of fast food outlets in Australia. Some capital cities in Australia are starting to resemble New York City. They seem to spread out like a virus!!!! Just when you think there can't be anymore going into an area another one pops up across the road!! :shock:

I'm not a great fan of fast food but lets be honest from time to time for convenience I do indulge!!

My favourite fast food is probably McDonalds. Don't get me wrong I don't love the stuff, but they are so readily available here that there is where I would tend to buy something to eat if I was in a hurry. They have made some really big changes to their menu to try and support people that want to eat healthier; so I suppose that is a good thing.

What is your favourite fast food outlet?

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How often do you eat fast food?

Once a week, month etc?

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Postby MissLT » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:59 am

KFC or Taco bell. I could eat a whole bucket of KFC or about 5-6 taco shells if I wanted to :lol: . One day I was craving for KFC so I went to buy a whole bucket of honey barbecue chicken wings, and I was gnawing on them like I was starved years ago. It was hard to lose the weight afterwards. Now I have to watch out for whatever I eat since my metabolism is weak :cry: .

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Postby shokin » Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:30 am

No one, you know my position about it.

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Postby Shazzam » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:11 am

LennyeTran wrote:KFC or Taco bell. I could eat a whole bucket of KFC or about 5-6 taco shells if I wanted to :lol: . One day I was craving for KFC so I went to buy a whole bucket of honey barbecue chicken wings, and I was gnawing on them like I was starved years ago. It was hard to lose the weight afterwards. Now I have to watch out for whatever I eat since my metabolism is weak :cry: .


I know exactly what you mean about metabolism (or lack thereof). :lol:

Your choices are so different from Australia. We can't get honey bbq chicken wings here ( and no way by the bucket ) only original KFC that way! :mrgreen:

We don't have TACO Bell here either. I'm assuming they sell Mexican style food? I'm so jealous!!

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Postby Shazzam » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:14 am

shokin wrote:No one, you know my position about it.

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Hi Shokin, actually I don' t know your position about it but I'm assuming that you don't eat fast food at all. Which is fair enough good for you it is ~ and we all know it. You have great will-power! :mrgreen:

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Postby Dixie » Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:47 pm

I don't know, is pizza fast food? :roll: :wink: 8) :D

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Postby frengo » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:18 pm

I don't like to be fast with food. Just slow-food for me, thank you...

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Postby shokin » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:20 pm

shazzam1452 wrote:
shokin wrote:No one, you know my position about it.

Shokin


Hi Shokin, actually I don' t know your position about it but I'm assuming that you don't eat fast food at all. Which is fair enough good for you it is ~ and we all know it. You have great will-power! :mrgreen:


You see : you know my position. :mrgreen:

Fast food is bad for "know-how" in culinary art.

Fast food is more expensive than your own and good buying.

Fast food is rarely good according to the dieteticians.

Fast food is a picture of our society, too fast (and furious :lol: ).

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Postby frengo » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:35 pm

shokin wrote:Fast food is a picture of our society, too fast (and furious :lol: ).

Shokin


Great picture, Shokin! :idea:

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Postby idalia » Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:48 am

Pizza!!! :roll: :roll:

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Postby MissLT » Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:35 am

shokin wrote: You see : you know my position. :mrgreen:

Fast food is bad for "know-how" in culinary art.

Fast food is more expensive than your own and good buying.

Fast food is rarely good according to the dieteticians.

Fast food is a picture of our society, too fast (and furious :lol: ).

Shokin

Although fast food is bad for our health, it still is a part of a culture, American culture. It's a part of innovation and diffusion of culture. Before, fast food was not that popular since family time during dinner was expected and valued; however, the traditions have changed. People nowadays are more busy with work and stuff; therefore, we need something fast and cheap. Fast food is the answer. It's spread all over the North America and Europe; now it's going for Asia. Study has shown that Asian kids are getting fatter because of fast food. It's something to study or learn about. no need to go against for, I suppose. I don't vote for or against fast food. It's come and it will go.

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Postby MissLT » Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:43 am

shazzam1452 wrote: Your choices are so different from Australia. We can't get honey bbq chicken wings here ( and no way by the bucket ) only original KFC that way! :mrgreen:

We don't have TACO Bell here either. I'm assuming they sell Mexican style food? I'm so jealous!!

:mrgreen:

:lol: this is the reason why most Americans are fat. They have different sizes of buckets. And no offense or don't try to sound as a racist person, but KFC and Church (near my house) are one of black people's favorites. They buy buckets during Super Bowl. It's quite scary to look at to me.
Anyhoo, :shock: you don't have boneless honey bbq chicken wings? What a loss. It's the best part of their menus. I only eat them and nothing else on that menus. Their smashed potato and corn on the cob are okay, too.
Taco bell is a Mexican food, but the style in Mexico is not like the style in America. Although same ingredients and same way of making those taco bell dishes, American style is more of a fast food type so it's yucky compared to Mexican style, I think.

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Postby Alenyshka » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:48 am

I too like McDonalds though I know, that it is not especially useful for my organism... and body! :)

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Postby shokin » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:31 am

LennyeTran wrote:
shokin wrote: You see : you know my position. :mrgreen:

Fast food is bad for "know-how" in culinary art.

Fast food is more expensive than your own and good buying.

Fast food is rarely good according to the dieteticians.

Fast food is a picture of our society, too fast (and furious :lol: ).

Shokin

Although fast food is bad for our health, it still is a part of a culture, American culture.


1. Is US culinary culture only composed by fast foods ?
2. There are culinary schools and restaurants :

Culinary schools in US

Some restaurants in California

3. You can prepare yourself your meals. There are many books and website about culinary art (I let you the art of the research).

4. US (or any other country) have not to impose "their culture" of fast food.

LennyeTran wrote:People nowadays are more busy with work and stuff; therefore, we need something fast and cheap. Fast food is the answer.


You can prepare yourself any meal the day before or in the morning for your break. And it is cheaper than fast food.

LennyeTran wrote:It's spread all over the North America and Europe; now it's going for Asia.


It is not a fatality. Are you encouraging this bad move ? I am encouraging preserving the diversity of cultures (for example : culinary culture).

LennyeTran wrote:no need to go against for, I suppose. I don't vote for or against fast food. It's come and it will go.


I don't agree with this. I keep and will keep encouraging self-cooking everywhere.

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Postby MissLT » Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:35 pm

shokin wrote:
LennyeTran wrote:
shokin wrote: You see : you know my position. :mrgreen:

Fast food is bad for "know-how" in culinary art.

Fast food is more expensive than your own and good buying.

Fast food is rarely good according to the dieteticians.

Fast food is a picture of our society, too fast (and furious :lol: ).

Shokin

Although fast food is bad for our health, it still is a part of a culture, American culture.


1. Is US culinary culture only composed by fast foods ?
2. There are culinary schools and restaurants :

Shokin

Darling, a part of a culture is what I wrote. A part of it... American culture is multiculturalism; therefore, anything from a big community to a small community is still a part of American culture.

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Postby MissLT » Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:44 pm

shokin wrote: You can prepare yourself any meal the day before or in the morning for your break. And it is cheaper than fast food.

Nope, I have tried and it is not cheaper than fast food. On the other hand, it takes a lot of time to make. You can't prepare a dish, which you call is healthy for only a dollar and something. There is no way you can do it like that in America. That's why fast food industry is big. If home-cooked meals are fast, cheap, and easy to make, people would never go to fast food restaurants. But they do, and to be truthful, I don't see it will die in the future. Maybe it'll get better in quality, but it won't die. And if it does, it will take a looooooong time.

shokin wrote: It is not a fatality. Are you encouraging this bad move ? I am encouraging preserving the diversity of cultures (for example : culinary culture).

I told you, I don't see it as a good nor a bad move. It's a part of a culture; therefore, I just leave it as is. It comes and it will go because it is a diffusion of a culture; it wasn't embraced by force.

shokin wrote: I don't agree with this. I keep and will keep encouraging self-cooking everywhere.

Shokin

That's good for you then.

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Postby shokin » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:17 pm

Encourage people to think about their health instead of only about time and money.

The purpose/goal/aim is not to do the most things.

I did not know that it was in any culture to cook nothing but to be given a ready meal. That is the great pity.

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Postby Shazzam » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:24 pm

shokin wrote:Encourage people to think about their health instead of only about time and money.

The purpose/goal/aim is not to do the most things.

I did not know that it was in any culture to cook nothing but to be given a ready meal. That is the great pity.

Shokin


8) I agree with you totally. In my country of course there are take out (fast food outlets) but most people I know would indulge in fast food probably once a month (at the most). I grew up with home cook meals and so I am in that pattern with my children. We very rarely have fast food. I don't agree that with a family it is cheaper. If I took my family to McDonalds (for example) for dinner it would cost a minimum of $20.00. I can cook a really nice baked dinner for that plus dessert and probably have left overs. It is all about budgeting! :)

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Postby MissLT » Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:07 am

shokin wrote:Encourage people to think about their health instead of only about time and money.

The purpose/goal/aim is not to do the most things.

I did not know that it was in any culture to cook nothing but to be given a ready meal. That is the great pity.

Shokin

Although time and money play a big factor to the cause of fast food's growth, but there are important factors go along with it as well. I, myself, don't eat fast food on a regular day. I don't eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner like others because it's not healthy; however, sometimes I have to give myself to it. Why? It's because most fast food restaurants open late at night. Whenever I go out late at night with my cousins and friends, we would stop for In-n-Out burgers (this is the best, by the way), Wendy, Burger King, or Mcdonalds, etc afterwards. It's good to eat something after hanging out with people you love. You might ask why not coming home and cook a meal since it's better and healthy? Well, it's about the mood and convenience. If you wait for a meal to be cooked at home, you're probably too sleepy to eat or not in the mood to eat anymore. Thus, that's why fast food restaurants are crowded at night because they're right on the way whenever people need to stop by. At 1 in the morning and the In-n-Out burger place we went last time was still crowded, in the store and at the drive thru. When we were in line, it was 10 cars ahead of us.
Additionally, it's also the reason why it's a part of a culture. We didn't have fast food restaurants in the past, but maybe people who saw this "man, I wanna eat something, but nothing is open late at night." They saw it as a way of doing business; therefore, fast food restaurants were open. It was a big change in our society. That's why I said it's an innovation and diffusion since we created it ourselves, and it's diffused to our culture without force.
Moreover, fast food restaurants in the States have playgrounds and toys for kid's meals. When you're on a trip and you don't want your kids to make a mess, you'll give them fast food meals. They love it, they'll eat it and they won't nag since they'll be full. Also, they could play with the toys in the car. Eating home-cooked meals in the car is just too messy. Don't forget to mention you have to wash the dishes afterwards. For fast food meals, you just throw the wrappers away.
Anyway, it's easy for you to say not to do something since you don't have trouble of not doing it yet. Just wait when.... well, just wait and you'll see :wink: .

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Postby Shazzam » Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:30 am

I thought America had always had DINERS that were open 24 hours anyway! Really you shouldn't be eating that late at night anyway its not good for you as you metabolism has pretty much geared right down so you don't burn off what you eat at 1 in the morning. :idea:

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Postby MissLT » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:38 am

shazzam1452 wrote:I thought America had always had DINERS that were open 24 hours anyway! Really you shouldn't be eating that late at night anyway its not good for you as you metabolism has pretty much geared right down so you don't burn off what you eat at 1 in the morning. :idea:

The lastest they're open is 11 p.m. Most of fast food restaurants open 24 hours. Although I know my metabolism is weak, it's still hard to resist a warm burger and a coke after a long movie and such, you know. Or sometimes a good Krispy Kream's doughnut *yummy*.


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