New York City restaurants begin counting calories

Thursday, July 17, 2008

As the old adage goes, “Knowing is half the battle.” On Friday, New York City will begin levying fines against fast-food outlets that decline to release calorie counts. For a nation trying to buck the obesity trend, do we actually know what we’re eating?
Guest: Camille Becerra, former Top Chef contestant and owner and head chef at Paloma Restaurant

Rank the following foods in order of calories, from the most to the least. (The answers appear below the video.)

A. Dunkin Donuts’ everything bagel with cream cheese
B. McDonalds’ Big Mac
C. Wendy’s Chicken BLT Salad
D. Dunkin Donuts’ Old Fashioned Cake Donut
E. Starbucks’ strawberry and crème frappuccino
F. Chipotle chicken burrito bowl

A: #3 (560 calories), B #4 (540 calories), C: #1 (780 calories), D: #6 (280 calories), E: #2 (570 calories), F: #5 (530 calories)

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Jonathan Topaz

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