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When Were Kraft Singles First Introduced?

It would be logical to assume that processed cheese, or American cheese was Kraft's first innovation. However, we see a glimpse of the brilliance of individually wrapped cheese singles much further back in the history of the company…

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Food Science

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Does Nutmeg Make You High?

Nutmeg is great in warm milk, as a spice in pumpkin pie, and a little bit in a bechamel goes a long way. It's similar to other spices such as cinnamon and cloves, sharing some of the same terpenes, but it has a unique flavor all its own. Like any spice, it's got some strong chemicals in it. Some creative stoners may tell you it will get you high. And not just high but very high…

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Food History

kraft-singles.jpg

When Were Kraft Singles First Introduced?

It would be logical to assume that processed cheese, or American cheese was Kraft's first innovation. However, we see a glimpse of the brilliance of individually wrapped cheese singles much further back in the history of the company…

Read on...

Food Science

nutmeg-whole-spice.jpg

Does Nutmeg Make You High?

Nutmeg is great in warm milk, as a spice in pumpkin pie, and a little bit in a bechamel goes a long way. It's similar to other spices such as cinnamon and cloves, sharing some of the same terpenes, but it has a unique flavor all its own. Like any spice, it's got some strong chemicals in it. Some creative stoners may tell you it will get you high. And not just high but very high…

Read on...

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Six Major Cajun Cooking Misconceptions

01 Jul 2016 21:02

Most online recipes for Cajun dishes suffer from a several unfortunate misconceptions. Cajun cooking is, in reality, one of the most flavorful cuisines you'll ever try! Unfortunately, many people are turned away from it because of certain reputations that it does not deserve….

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Dark Beer Is the Strongest Beer?

30 Jun 2016 19:04

A common assumption about alcohol content in beer is related to beers darker brown in color and usually of a thicker consistency, such as Guinness or porters. Many people think that the darker a beer is, the "stronger" it is. A darker beer, they think, has more alcohol than a light-colored beer. Nothing could be further from the truth. The color of dark beers has nothing to do with their alcohol content. Instead, is is the darker malts that are used, which have been roasted longer, that give the dark colors and the more "malty" flavor. Many dark beers are of the lowest alcohol percentage, while a very pale beer may be the highest….

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When Were Kraft Singles First Introduced?

26 Jun 2016 00:00

It would be logical to assume that processed cheese, or American cheese was Kraft's first innovation. However, we see a glimpse of the brilliance of individually wrapped cheese singles much further back in the history of the company. When James L. Kraft, and immigrant from Ontario, Canada, first began selling cheese on the streets of Chicago, in 1903, he and other cheese peddlers would haul around huge wheels or blocks of cheese in horse-drawn wagons, and would weigh out and wrap individual pieces of cheese according to what the customer wanted. This was a time consuming process for both customer and vendor. So, Kraft's first big idea was to portion and wrap pieces of cheese in advance and sell them in standard units. A much quicker process and a harbinger of what was to come, since customers were ready to accept pre-packaged and pre-weighed foods, a more convenient way to buy, even though there was less choice….

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Haw Flakes Candy Banned from U.S.?

25 Jun 2016 22:02

Haw flakes are a traditional Chinese candy (sahn sah ban, shānzhābǐng} made from the mashed fruit of the Chinese Hawthorn, called "haws." Haws are a red fruit with a tangy sweet taste which are not often used in the U.S. but have been used in Britain to make jellies and homemade wine. In China, the fruits of the species Crataegus pinnatifida, which look like small crabapples, are used to make many kinds of foods and beverages, including jams, jellies, juices, and alcoholic beverages….

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What Is Lobster Thermidor?

23 Jun 2016 20:38

Lobster Thermidor is a classic French lobster preparation that was very popular in upscale restaurants during the early to mid-1920's.

In the dish, cooked pieces of lobster are mixed into a rich béchamel or heavy cream based sauce to which Dijon mustard, white wine, shallots, tarragon, lobster stock (for fish stock), and cheese, such as Gruyere or Parmesan. Mushrooms, truffles, or spinach are sometimes used, and there are many variations….

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