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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 Does Infusion Mean In Cooking?

23 Sep 2016 21:55

You probably make an infusion everyday.

Infusing means to steep an ingredient in a liquid until the flavor of the ingredient has been extracted and infused into the liquid.

To infuse something in cooking usually involves a solid, aromatic ingredient, and a liquid, such as water, milk, or even oil.

Infusing means to steep an ingredient in a hot or acidic liquid until the flavor of the ingredient has been extracted and infused into the liquid….

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Can I Become a Chef's Apprentice?

14 Sep 2016 20:37

You may think the only way to become a chef is to go to culinary school and then seek work in a restaurant. Or, to work your way up in restaurants until you become sous chef or executive chef. However, the most time-honored way to become a chef is to be a chef's apprentice. Apprenticeships, where you learn under the guidance of a working chef, are still a recognized and relevant way to learn your trade, not only in the culinary arts but in many other fields. In fact, if you are preparing to attend culinary school, you could seek an apprenticeship before, or after you attend school….

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What To Substitute For Buttermilk

06 Sep 2016 20:34

Buttermilk has two main functions in recipes. One is to provide an acid to react with baking soda. The other is to provide flavor. Although buttermilk got its name for being the liquid left over from butter making, today, buttermilk is milk that has been cultured with bacteria, which produce the lactic acid which makes buttermilk sour, and cause the milk to take on a thick texture. It is difficult to use a buttermilk substitute which will give the exact flavor and texture of buttermilk in a recipe, but it is fairly easy to duplicate the acid effect….

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No Ice Maker in Your Freezer? Try a Countertop Ice Maker

25 Aug 2016 16:21

We've come a long way. From ice chopped out of frozen lakes and stored placed in ice-boxes, to refrigerators, to refrigerators with tiny freezers, to stand-alone freezers, to larger refrigerators with bigger freezers, to automatic ice makers in our freezers. Gone are the days of cumbersome ice trays cluttering up our precious freezer space. Then again, those automatic ice makers take up space of their own inside freezers, and some folks don't have an ice maker at all. What if you want to make ice automatically without a freezer mounted ice maker? Enter the stand-alone countertop ice maker….

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Why is the Period Missing In Dr Pepper?

23 Aug 2016 00:17

If you read the article about who invented Dr. Pepper, you may notice that I neglected to put a period in Dr. throughout the article. I wrote, Dr Pepper, not Dr. Pepper. I did so while realizing that some people may think I was making a grammatic error. But as you may have noticed, and wondered about, there is no period in the Dr Pepper logo. Why not?…

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