So, I find it fairly easy to avoid veg oils when I cook at home. But when dining out this is obviously a problem. I prefer to not lock myself in the house in order to avoid veg oils, but really... why must they be so prevalent? My partner, an attorney, has a business lunch probably two times a week.. needless to say it is extremely difficult to not eat at a business lunch without looking like a fruit loop and it is equally difficult to avoid consumption of veg oil. Sure, you could ask the server what sort of fat they use, but that doesn't get you too far when they most likely a) don't know and will have to ask the chef b) think you're insane c) will report back, at best, canola oil. So then what?
I recall sometime ago Kurt Harris said on his old blog that if he ate out and suspected veg oil he would dose with cod liver oil (I may be paraphrasing). I don't know if he still does that, but is that a solution? Do the omega 3 and 6 really hang in such a tight balance?
I wonder what strategies y'all use for trying to avoid vegetable oil and simultaneously maintain sanity/a social life.