10 tragic moments in food propaganda

From Freedom Fries to Mecca Cola, a slide show of sadly politicized food to embarrass all eaters

Published June 11, 2010 2:01AM (EDT)

Inspired by Conflict Kitchen's mission to cook for cultural and political understanding, we took a look in the other direction, at the times when political juggernauts showed each other they meant business by ... renaming all the foods that bear the name of offending countries.

Yes, Freedom Fries (and Freedom Toast and Freedom Kissing), we're looking at you. But we're certainly not the only ones to have taken the low road here. Get ready for international hits like Mecca Cola and Empire Biscuits -- a feast of jingoistic fervor.

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By Riddhi Shah

Riddhi Shah is an editorial fellow at Salon.

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