What's Next? A Ban on Chorizo?


Spaniards are getting fatter. Endless articles in the Spanish press lament the passing of the Mediterranean diet and also heap praise upon places like Carmona—reputedly the fattest city in Spain—for banning junk food from its school cafeterias. (The national Ministry of Health even went after Burger King for its XXL ads.) Now, about 50 restaurants in Valencia, including favorites like Mediterraneo and Agape, have begun posting nutritional info—on sodium, folic acid, saturated fat, and carbs—right on their menus by the names of the dishes. For Spaniards, who take great pleasure in eating and in talking about food, this form of punishment is as cruel as it is unusual.

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