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Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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8. The Dream of Fat-Free Cheese Fries


Eventually, this one will come true. I will sit down to a plate of fat-free cheese fries that taste so greasy and salty (though without any actual grease or salt) that I will be compelled to suck down another No-Hangover Amber Ale and then tipsily laugh (on a weekday night) at my husband's jokes, so much so that he will share half of his no-calorie chocolate cake with me. And here is why: There is some smarter, equally round scientist out there in the world who has exactly the same dream—as well as an imagination that can visualize waist-reducing, full-fat, overly sugared whipped cream.

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