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#1

Now that BBQ season is back in full swing some ideas for burgers

http://pornburger.me/

I’m drooling here


#2

It’s funny to look at picture and see for myself in the past, the size of the average American, and European for that matter and then take a look around here in Asia and the difference in bulk is amazing. There are far few over weight people around here. I’d almost say that it’s the direct opposite of anywhere outside of Asia.

I guess they are right, it’s all down to what you eat.

For example, last year I went on a diet to drop from 75kg down to my old weight of 69kg when I was 8 years younger :slight_smile: and I did this in a few months. This was so I could fit my kilt for my wedding back in Scotland. Having done so, I headed off to my home town, got married and then started to enjoy the 2 weeks I had left. This was done by eating lots of pastries, bacon rolls, chips (french fries to you guys) and other “healthy” Scottish goodies.

When I got back to Jakarta, I was back up to 72kg and have remained this weight since 1 year now. :frowning:


#3

Haggis?


#4

@ Dave McLaughlin - Actually, its pretty much America and Europe, but Europe isn’t nearly as bad as we are. In a book that I am reading that covers global bio-capacity, it discusses a comparison of consumption rates from around the globe.

On average, every American eats as much as 32 Kenyans, every day.
On average, every American eats as much as 11 Chinese, every day.

If the entire world caught up to our consumption rates in America, it would be as though our population exploded to around 95 billion people at current consumption rates.

Mind you, I say this as I am thinking about the plethora of food that I am going to cook this weekend for the Holiday.


#5

Another sight – look at the difference in size of actors/participants in re-runs of old American shows/game-shows compared to the current group. You see a steady growth in size over the years/decades.


#6

hmmmm haggis burgers


#7

I call BS. Depending on various factors, the bare minimum number of calories required to sustain life varies, but isn’t likely to be less than something over 1,000 calories for anyone over 4ft tall. Let’s say the average Kenyan gets the bare minimum to sustain life. You really believe that the average American eats 32 times that amount, or 32,000 calories? That’s insane.

In fact, if you believe Wikipedia (who apparently got their data from the FAO, i.e. the UN), they list average intakes here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_food_energy_intake

US: 3770kcal/day
United Kingdom: 3440kcal/day
China: 2970kcal/day
Indonesia: 2540kcal/day
Kenya: 2060kcal/day

The FAO apparently says that the average daily minimum energy requirement is 1800kcal/day.


#8

@ godefroi -

Consumption rates on a, bio-capacity scale, does not limit consumption rates to food. It also factors in renewable resources we consume such as wood, water etc. Non-renewable resources are not (to my knowledge) factored in as bio-capacity is a rating for how many resources the Earth itself can produce to sustain the entire cycle of life for the species that reside on it.

Admittedly, the numbers could be a little inflated as they are a direct quote from a book. The author wants to sell books and the “shock” of a higher number has more potential to sell one. However, it is a highly respected author in the field, and the book only covers the consumption rates in a paragraph in the preface.


#9

Forget the argument but those are some classy burgers !


#10

Not burgers but a few haggis were consumed at the time, even to include a battered one from the local chippy. :slight_smile:


#11

@ James - to be fair, the word you used was “eats.” Further, I wonder what the average economic output is in comparison. I just get annoyed when people start arguing that we should all go back and live in villages. The earth is an amazing place; taken care of well, it’ll support a lot of people, and we don’t all have to turn back into cavemen, either :wink:


#12

I’m fairly certain I can’t eat one Kenyan or Chinese even on a famished day. If every American did do that I’m fairly certain the population of the world would be dropping and we’d all be better off. Well, except the Kenyans and Chinese… :wink:


#13

Ian, Would you like to post your recipes in codeshare?


#14

I prefer GitHub. :wink:


#15

You would think that Americans would eat more Chinese than Kenyans as you tend to feel hungry about an hour after you eat Chinese… :smiley:


#16

@ Aron -

I think what you said is true, but the reason is Kenyans are very fast runners.


#17

I know, I had went back and read the paragraph, and it is worded as “consumes” not eats. I also do not think that we have to go back to the caveman days, but I think we need to get out of the mind-set of the 1950s of “Out of sight, out of mind”. With the current model, we are not treating the earth well, nor are we doing enough to assist our population explosion. We should be more conscious about general resources as well as food. Not to mention how to properly manage direct waste and other processing by-products.

I would be very interested in the economic correlation as well.