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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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The Last Meal I Ate Made Me Sick!

28 Jul 2016 21:21

You just had a great restaurant meal last evening and today, you have food poisoning. That restaurant poisoned me, you think. This is a common assumption. Whenever we get sick with something that feels like food poisoning, we assume the culprit was the last meal we ate. This is, in fact, an incorrect assumption. If it were true, the CDC and local health departments would have a much easier time tracing outbreaks of food-borne illness….

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Do You Need a Butter Churn for Homemade Butter?

15 Jul 2016 17:03

Interest in all things DIY is rising. With this, comes a great deal of advice about old-world foods you can make at home like people used to. Baking bread at home is certainly nothing unusual, but what about yogurt or butter? Well, unless you have a lot of time on your hands, yogurt may not be your, well, cup of yogurt. Butter, however, is surprisingly simple to make, and takes up much less time. The question, then, for those who want to make butter at home is, should you buy a butter churn or not?…

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Who Invented Chicken Nuggets?

14 Jul 2016 00:54

Like the fast food kid's meal, and the drive-through window, many people assume McDonald's invented the chicken nugget. Certainly, when we think of chicken nuggets McDonald's is generally the first thing to come to mind. In fact, it is fair to say that McDonald's popularized chicken nuggets and brought them into the mainstream when they introduced McNuggets in 1980, but this was long after they were invented. The inventor was a food scientist named Robert Baker, who thought up these crispy little nuggets in the 1950's. He was looking for a way to use leftover chicken and he actually published his recipe in the 1950's without bothering to patent the invention.

Since then, the basic way chicken nuggets are made haven't changed much, although the quality and proportions of the ingredients used may vary….

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Ground Up Bones in Chicken Nuggets? Hip Chick Farms on West Texas Investors Club

13 Jul 2016 05:10

Airing last evening on CNBC was episode 6 in season two of West Texas Investors Club. Among the two presenters looking for an investment were the two ladies of Hip Chick Farms, makers of humane and minimally processed frozen chicken products such as chicken nuggets, chicken fingers, and chicken meatballs. The investors had them stage a demonstration at a grocery store for a local audience of mostly young children and parents. To demonstrate how cheap chicken nuggets are made, the ladies pulled a Jamie Oliver pink slime deal, and cut all the usable parts off a chicken and used only the carcass to make chicken nuggets….

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What Is Needle Beer?

09 Jul 2016 20:45

What we today call 'near beer' was historically known as 'small beer.' Small beer was beer that contained very little alcohol and this type of beer has deep roots in both Europe and the United States. Needle beer was beer produced illegally during prohibition in the United States when near beer was spiked with alcohol….

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