Wednesday, March 21, 2012


A reader wanted the recipe for his favorite dish at a local restaurant, and the food guy obligingly printed it. The photo looked delicious, so I read the recipe.

It was an appetizer, chicken in puff pastry.  As I read this list of ingredients I wondered if this recipe served four, but no, it was for one.

Ingredients included 4 ounces of chicken breast, 1/2 cup broccoli, 1/2 cup mushrooms, 1/2 cup diced tomatoes, and of course puff pastry.  Then some cream sauce, one serving of which seems to contain 4 ounces of heavy cream among other caloric things.

No wonder the reader finds this recipe "unforgettable."  It has enough food in it for an entree, with a bit to spare.  But I suspect he orders a main course too.  So why are Americans overweight?


  1. and let's not forget the fat content in this little number....although, even as an appetizer, it should serve a minimum of 4 people.....