Junk Food (1960); Senate Bean Soup (1943); Chicken a la King (1911)

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Tue Nov 26 17:34:32 UTC 2002

In a message dated 11/26/02 7:13:17 AM Eastern Standard Time, Bapopik at AOL.COM

>     The term [ "Junk food"]is very important in these current times,  with
>  McDonald's.  Why McDonald's and not Dunkin' Donuts or the Pillsbury
>  (talk about bad role models), I'll never know.

Don't you remember the old saying "The bigger they are, the harder they
fall"?  That has become the motto of the tart lawyer.  The bigger the
company, the easier it is for the tart lawyer to portray it as a heartless
inhuman mercenary monster and his client as David versus Goliath.  Also, the
larger the corporation, the deeper the pockets.

Are you aware that MacDonalds lost a sizable court judgment to someone who
got burned by hot coffee at a Golden Arches?  Tart lawyers have been
salivating ever since.

Why MacDonald's and not Plaid Donuts?  Because MacDonald's is not only bigger
and presumably wealthier, it is much more visible than Duncan Donuts.  As for
Pillsbury, it is associated in the public mind with flour, not fast food.

>   <snip>   21 September 1911, WASHINGTON COMPOST, pg. 3 ad:
>     A good sherry to use to give the right flavor to lobster a la newberg,
>  crab meat a la Maryland, and chicken a la king.

"Chicken a la king" is in the 6th Edition (date uncertain, probably 1912) of
_The Settlement Cook Book_.  It is NOT in the 2nd (1903) edition.

     - Jim Landau

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