a French taco piled with meat and fries in cheese sauce

image: an example of a French taco

|| 15 March 2019

The French Taco

Finally. I have enough of the office repainting at a point that the computer can be reconnected. At least for now. I still have the two windows with the worst damage and the one side of a door to repair, prime and paint.

This morning when I read this article about the French “taco” I was horrified. The more I think about it, the more it sounds delicous. I would love to taste one.

Move over, McDonald's: French taco poised for global expansion: Pile-up of meats, fries and cheese sauce has become a fast-food phenomenon

Read the article.

be chic, stay slim — Anne Barone

New Nouvelles Schedule (until further notice): 1 or 2 Nouvelles per week posted on Random Days: whenever I have time and when I can reconnect the computer without interrupting the work too much.


|| 21 February 2019

Cleaning: The new household rules

After you have Marie-Kondoed everything, the experts have some advice for cleaning.

The new household rules: ditch your toilet brush and wash much, much more

NEXT NOUVELLES: Sunday, 3 March

The desktop computer I use for designing the website must be disconnected and covered for the remainder of the work on the office. Unfortunately, my laptop does not handle the web design software well. Things should be back to normal by 3 March. — Anne


|| 17 February 2019

Ultraprocessed Foods And Early Death

It's worse than just likely to make us fat. More medical evidence is telling us that ultraprocessed foods can cause our early death. Oh dear !

A recent study in France calculated an associated 14% higher risk of early death for each 10% increase in the proportion of ultraprocessed foods consumed.

You can read more about the ultraprocessed foods study in this CNN article.

In the USA we are being alerted to studies about the dangers of ultraprocessed fried potatoes and fried chicken.

Eating fried potatoes linked to higher risk of death

People who eat fried potatoes two or more times a week double their risk of an early death compared to those who avoid them, a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found.

And one serving of fried chicken a day linked to 13% higher risk of death.

A regular serving of fried chicken or fish is associated with a higher risk of death from any cause except cancer, according to a new study done in postmenopausal women in the United States.

Skip the food with chemicals. Bake your potatoes. Roast your chicken. Bon appétit.