I'm all about easy diet plans, but this is just too creepy, "Fast Food Nation" run amok, sci-fi for my taste:
If a fat-free BLT sandwich sounds too good to be true, ask New York celebrity chef David Burke to make one.
His version would go something like this: Lettuce, tomato and a few sprays of bacon on toast.
Burke, chef at the upscale Manhattan eatery davidburke & donatella, has come out with fat-, calorie- and carbohydrate-free "flavor sprays" for regular Joes who are watching their weight or are time-crunched in the kitchen...
...The sprays -- sold online at www.flavorspraydiet.com -- are liquid extracts containing water, salts, emulsifiers and natural and artificial flavors. The sweet sprays contain Splenda. A two-ounce can costs $5.95 and lasts about six months.
Check out the flavors that Burke is offering. Talk about running the gourmet gamut - from Teryaki to Strawberry Shortcake.
Do we really need to resort to artificial Pesto and Memphis BBQ spray spritzed on tofu to maintain a healthier diet? I certainly hope not. That said, I feel sorry for the poor, hapless, husky kid, that'll be forced to smile at their weight-obsessed parental units when presented with a rice cake doused with Burke's Birthday Cake flavored spray.
Blow out the candle. Make a wish.
This isn't culinary advancement. It's just pathetic. Please tell me that Slow Food is going to kick Burke out of the club.