Today’s Culinary(?) URL

Those of us who have eschewed McDonald’s for years now may not think so, but this man created something that our fellow women and men often eat daily. I wonder what his cholesterol level was.

5 Responses to “Today’s Culinary(?) URL”

  1. trawnapanda says:

    given that he was fourscore-and-nine when he turned up his toes, cholesterol doesn’t seem to have done much damage. one egg a day isn’t all that tragic, I’d suggest.

    I do find it amusing that “Canadian bacon” is unknown by that name hereabouts [we call it “back bacon”, or sometimes “peameal bacon”, since frequently it comes rolled therein.] I’m not sure why even Wikipedia refer to it as “Canadian-style bacon”, since we consume what you would call streaky bacon more than back bacon.

    Back to the McMuffin Man — given that his funeral was at All Saints-by-the-Sea, I’m suspicious that there was an Episcopalian connection.

  2. gmjambear says:

    As you mentioned, who can predict that the person who created the Egg McMuffin living to the age of 89. Then again, I suspect that some of the people who preach about staying healthy and losing weight are the same people who smoke, drink, use illicit drugs and/or unexpectedly develop a disease and don’t live past their 40s or 50s. Jim Fixx, who wrote “The Complete Book of Running” but died of a massive heart attack at the age of 52, comes to mind.

  3. trawnapanda says:


    it is said that by jogging you can add 3 or 4 years to your lifespan … but you spend all that extra time jogging, so what’s the point?

  4. urban_bohemian says:

    Culinary or Coronary, it’s all good.

    Still, he set a huge food cultural wheel in motion. RIP.

  5. gopower says:

    Actually, the Egg McMuffin’s not so bad in nutrition terms. Men’s Health magazine featured it in its inaugural “Eat This, Not That” feature, noting that a McMuffin was healthier than a bagel and cream cheese.