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- Thomas - 06-25-2012 01:56 PM

This post is aimed mainly at Engineer, whose extensive traveling must mean that he has an iron gut!

After having to change my daily diet, when I travel and must eat all means out I find that my gut is not exactly happy. The major culprit, I believe, is butter (not to mention salt, but that's another issue).

I don't eat butter at home anymore (and I miss it). But out and about, I have no control over how food is prepared. I find that even those so-called broiled fish dinners often include some butter, which chefs obviously know provides texture as well as flavoring.

Over three days in Manhattan my gut screamed bloody murder at me! Now that I am home, it seems to have become relatively peaceful.

The long and short of it: I do wish restaurants would provide a choice. It's a pain in the backside to have to have a conversation with the wait staff, most of whom become annoyed at the mere mention of changing a dish to meet a customer's desires--and they often forget to or can't get the change made.


- winoweenie - 06-25-2012 02:10 PM

When I make a diet request at any restaurant I expect, no DEMAND they comply. I pay my hard-earned so when I need to make dietary provisions the derned sure best listen. I'm too old and cranky to not be able to vent my bile at the perpertrators. WW


- Kcwhippet - 06-26-2012 04:24 AM

That's what I like about getting older. I can be as curmudgeonly as I want, and people expect it. Sure is a lot of fun playing the age card. BTW, I guess I've been very lucky because I apparently don't have any dietary restrictions at all - except maybe that I'm still repulsed by lima beans.


- Innkeeper - 06-26-2012 07:40 PM

My biggest complaint against lima beans is that they are getting harder and harder to find, especially Fordhooks.


- winoweenie - 06-26-2012 08:07 PM

Our ll'patch of land in Shawnee was so poor the only thing it could grow was Limas. WW


- Thomas - 06-26-2012 08:21 PM

Bob, what the hell is wrong with lima beans?

If you said succotash I would understand...


- Kcwhippet - 06-26-2012 10:01 PM

My dad really sucked as a cook. Two of his favorite dishes to prepare were lima beans as a side with his own version of Tabasco sauce (he went to Harvard Business School with a McIlhenny who provided him with two pounds a year of their peppers), and sauteed calves liver and onions (I don't eat that either).


- hotwine - 06-27-2012 02:56 AM

I had my fill of lima beans as a kid..... my mom cooked the danged things several times each week.

Thought I had put that behind me when I went in the Army, but what was a staple of C rations in combat? ham and lima beans! And the ham was always green! (gag!)


- Thomas - 06-27-2012 12:57 PM

"...when I became a man, I put away childish things..."

I Corinthians 13:11 Wink


- winoweenie - 06-27-2012 01:14 PM

Back in my youth we regarded Limas as a sort of delicacy. There was an old Okie saying that went " This land be so poor you can only grow Black-Eyed-Peas on it". Still like them lil' dudies. WW