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Posted on: Sun, 03/04/2007 - 12:32pm
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I recently had a local pizza place tell me that the equipment some of their food is processed on might be greased with peanut oil! ARG! So we don't go there. But now I'm wondering, is this happening other places and we just don't know to ask deep enough questions?
For now I will stick with our current line of questioning and adjust if experience dictates.
Machines greased with peanut oil - gah!
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Posted on: Fri, 03/09/2007 - 2:51pm
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Here in Toronto Canada it is very rare to find a restaurant that uses peanut oil
All I can think of is Le Papillon uses peanut oil for their french fries, and Baton Rouge uses peanut oil for their french fries.
Not many places use peanut oil as it is REALLY EXPENSIVE. Most places seem to use canola oil or vegetable oil these days.

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Posted on: Sat, 06/17/2006 - 5:15am
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One that sticks out in my mind is Chik-Fil-A...
I rarely check at the restaurants that I frequent most often, since I had already checked there before - unless it's a different franchise location or a place I haven't been in years. I've gotten most of my family and friends in the habit of calling ahead to places we're scheduled to go to - that way we can ask the manager/chefs and not a "flakey" waitstaff person who's just interested in the tip you leave.

Posted on: Sat, 06/17/2006 - 8:29am
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I don't know. I haven't come across any place yet that uses peanut oil. I think some peanut oils are supposedly ok since they have none of the protein. Is it cold-pressed? I don't know. I don't trust any of it.
I'm in Canada. I heard though that it is more common in the States, but I haven't come across any yet!

Posted on: Sat, 06/17/2006 - 8:30am
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From our experience more places in the South (Georgia, the Carolinas, Florida) seem to use peanut oil more. 99% of the time in Chicago (where we are from) the answer to the frying oil is pure veggie oil.
When we visit family in the Southern states, I would say more than not, at least in again in our experience they use it.

Posted on: Sat, 06/17/2006 - 11:08am
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hi -
If you do some research online -
cold pressed peanut oil IS BAD, there is a lot of peanut protein in it and IS NOT safe for PA.
highly refined peanut oil is up in the air. Supposedly the process removes enough peanut protein so that it is ok for PA. Some on here trust it, some don't. Some have eaten food that's been fried in highly refrined peanut oil and have been fine, some haven't been fine.
As far as restaurants, yes, Chicka Filet uses peanut oil. Some on here report they've eaten there without incident. I personally don't eat there b/c the smell of those restaurants bothers me, I just can't get over it.
I do traveling for work and have the experience of finding restaurants that use peanut oil. I *always* ask what oil they fry in, specifically "what kind/blend of vegetable oil" and always have the server/manager/chef go in the back and look at the container for the label and warnings. There are restaurants that use peanut oil --- some fish and chip places, I found a hotel restaurant in Washington DC that did, obviously some chinese food places, 1 Mexican restaurant, and some scattered others. It's possible, and I think it's something to ask about b/c "you never know" and "you never know" is the PA person is sensitive enough to react to highly refined peanut oil.
Adrienne
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Posted on: Sat, 06/17/2006 - 12:04pm
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A number of years ago, I found that a snack shack at a zoo nearby (Stone Zoo, MA) used peanut oil. Not sure if they still do. And this year, down in the Florida Keys at Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, the food place on site used peanut oil for the french fries.

Posted on: Sat, 06/17/2006 - 11:06pm
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We have bumped into it frequently. One restaurant nearby us uses it because they make their own potato fries (thin wedges). We visited a pizza place a few weeks ago and we left because the restaurant said they cannot guarantee peanut oil is not in the sauce. Then recently BWW. I actually thought it would be the standard...we use 100% veggie oil response...but nope, peanut oil.
We normally do not eat out very often, but we have our house on the market and the showings seem to always take place over the dinner hour. Maybe that is why we have bumped into peanut oil issues more often lately.
Donna

Posted on: Sun, 06/18/2006 - 12:02am
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I agree with Corinne, I find peanut oil more often in restaurants in the South.
The restaurant in the Southern Hills Marriot in Tulsa, OK use peanut oil in the hotel kitchen. Also Gilligan's Restaurant south of Charleston, S.C. on the Savannah Highway. I think Gilligan's is a chain - so the others probably use PN oil also.
I've found that many restaurants don't have a clue what kind of oil they use - and will tell me I can't eat there because they aren't sure. Sometimes, I ask them to read the label - and it's almost always canola oil.

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