Beef Tallow French Fries

I just posted this to the Eugene Chapter Instagram account.

French fries

French fries cooking in grass-fed beef tallow

I made real French fries using grass-fed beef tallow!

My son says they taste as good as restaurant food. I’ve read that McD cooked their French fries in tallow until 1983, and that is what made them taste so good. In the 1980s everyone was convinced that animal fats were the source of all dietary evil and restaurants moved away from these traditional fats in favor of cheap industrial oils. Now that the problems with the industrial oils is coming to light I hope to see a move back to traditional fats and oils.

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September 2016 DVD showing

Saturated Fat Does a Body Good

(The Biological Function of Saturated Fats )

by Chris Masterjohn

Recorded at the 2015 Wise Traditions Conference.

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

DVD begins at 6:30 PM
Please come around 6:15


Market of Choice
67 West 29th, Eugene
Upstairs in the Community Room


Saturated fat has long been demonized as the energy source most likely to raise “bad cholesterol” and thereby contribute to heart disease. Only recently is this beginning to change in the mainstream. Despite this, the disciplines of biochemistry and of cellular and molecular biology have been elucidating the positive and essential biological functions of saturated fatty acids for decades. Among these are included the following: regulating the fluidity of cellular membranes, anchoring proteins to membranes, and ensuring that proteins properly interact with one another and thus that proper communication takes place within and between cells. A number of specific saturated fatty acids also provide energy in unique ways that aid in improving body composition and intestinal health. Saturated fats, in fact, are so important that we synthesize many of them in large amounts from carbohydrate. This talk will explore the specific biological roles of saturated fats and conclude by discussing the health implications that these rules suggest for consuming saturated fat in the diet.

Chris Masterjohn, PhD
is assistant professor of health and nutrition sciences at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY. In 2012, he obtained his PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut, where he studied the role of vitamin E and other antioxidants in regulating the metabolism of methylglyoxal, a potentially toxic byproduct of energy metabolism that appears to contribute to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. From the fall of 2012 through the summer of 2014, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois in Urbana, where he studied interactions between fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K. He is now continuing this research at Brooklyn College. Chris created and maintains a website Cholesterol-and-Health.Com which is home to his blog, The Daily Lipid.  He has published eight peer-reviewed scientific papers and has contributed regularly to the pages of Wise Traditions since 2004.

Cost: Free

Donations of any amounts to the Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation are appreciated.
$5-10 suggested for those who can afford it, and $1-4 for low-income.
(Please also help carry supplies to the car after the movie or volunteer to help the Eugene Chapter in other ways).

Want to see the DVD, but can’t attend? 

Purchase your own copy from Fleetwood Onsite Recording:  26180 – Saturated Fat Does a Body Good: Exploring the Biological Roles of These Long-Demonized Yet Heroic Nutrients $25

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Feb 27: Old Fashioned Fat Rendering Party

Community Food Preparation Event

Saturday, February 27, 2010
1:30 to 3:30 PM
At the home of Dr. Teri Sue Wright, DVM
2919 McKendrick St.
(in south Eugene)

“South Chambers straight through the 28th St intersection (blinking light). Take a right onto McLean (3rd street passed that intersection). Take the 1st right on McKendrick. My house is about 8 houses down (1/2 way) on the right. A large telephone pole marks the top of my driveway. Tan house w/ black trim and red doors; the house sets down off the road. Feel free to park in the driveway, OK to park on the right side of the driveway a little ways onto the grass.”

Teri Sue’s number is 541-343-5028

About This Event:
This is a BYOJ party (Bring Your Own Jars).

I first proposed the idea of the “Community Food Preparation Event ” in the August ’09 Newsletter. Teri Sue has volunteered her home, and a whole bunch of fat for this event.

I don’t know if a “Fat Rendering Party” is a traditional event, but it sounds like something you would be more likely to hear about happening in pioneer days than in modern America. This is not a class so much as a get-together and an opportunity to prepare food in the company of other like-minded people. Experience hands-on participation and discussion about rendering beef, lamb and pork fat into useful lard and tallow.

Children and Guests are Welcome:
This is a child-friendly home. Teri Sue has toys and DVDs for young children.