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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...

Other Recent Lore

What Is Meat?

03 Dec 2016 14:34

Here on CulinaryLore, I have often shied away from writing articles about things that most people take for granted. For example, I would probably not write an article explaining what bread is, as most people take bread for granted, and even if they don't know exactly what makes bread bread, they also don't care. However, I have begun to realize that certain things are not so obvious as they seem at first glance. A recent comment on Facebook, regarding "test-tube meat" made me realize that meat is just such a subject….

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Do Restaurants and Bars Have the Right to Refuse Service?

29 Nov 2016 21:44

How many times have you went into a bar or restaurant and saw a sign that reads, "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone"? I've seen these signs many times. They don't seem like a very friendly greeting and, today, most restaurant or bar patrons tend to emphasize their right to service. Do restaurant and bar owners have a right to refuse service to anyone?…

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Cotton Candy Around the World

29 Nov 2016 02:17

I used to cringe every time my son would insist on having cotton candy. Not only is it almost pure sugar, and a lot of air, he would never finish it. Cotton candy is a treat the appeal of which I never understood. Talking about not getting your money's worth! Yet, children all over the world have their own version of what we in America call cotton candy. It's still usually just sugar spun with air. But, some version of the wooly confection goes back thousands of years….

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'There's No Such Thing As a Free Lunch' Origin

27 Nov 2016 22:12

What Does 'There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch' Mean?

When we say 'there's no such thing as a free lunch,' we mean to express that there are few things in life that are truly given to us at no cost or free. There are usually strings or at least expectations attached. The cost of goods or services has to come from somewhere. In other words, you can't get something for nothing. A similar saying is "there is no such thing as a free ride."…

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Diner Lingo: Adam And Even On A Raft, the Blue Plate Special, and Other Slang

17 Nov 2016 03:33

Dinger lingo is becoming a thing of the past but there are still diners where the servers use this colorful language to call out orders. Not all of this language originated in diners, though. Some if it came from the old soda fountain and lunch-counters. Some diners have their own peculiar slang, but there are some age-old gems that have been passed down. If you've ever heard a counter-person calling out orders using this slang, you may have thought you were listening to a complicated insider's code that only the inner circle of diner-world can understand. But the language handed down from the soda fountains and lunch counters to the modern diner, originally served a purpose. Although some of the terms may have originated as early as the 1870's, with the soda jerks, they had their hey-day between the 1920's and 1970's….

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