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What Was the First Meal Eaten on the Moon?

Having read more than a few accounts of the first moon landing, I am often surprised by the off-hand treatment of the many 'firsts' that occurred. I read passages like 'the astronauts ate their first meal and then…'

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Food Science

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Why Do We Always Have Room For Dessert?

The first Dorito in the bag always tastes the best. The second Dorito is pretty boss, too. Then, your Dorito high goes a little lower with each chip you eat. In fact, the same is true of any food unless it is my coconut cream pie. Did you know that this is a real and researched psychological phenomenon complete with its own scientific term?

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Food History

buzz-aldrin-lunar-module.jpg

What Was the First Meal Eaten on the Moon?

Having read more than a few accounts of the first moon landing, I am often surprised by the off-hand treatment of the many 'firsts' that occurred. I read passages like 'the astronauts ate their first meal and then…'

Read on...

Food Science

dessert-stomach-insta-post.png

Why Do We Always Have Room For Dessert?

The first Dorito in the bag always tastes the best. The second Dorito is pretty boss, too. Then, your Dorito high goes a little lower with each chip you eat. In fact, the same is true of any food unless it is my coconut cream pie. Did you know that this is a real and researched psychological phenomenon complete with its own scientific term?

Read on...

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Carrot Weight and Amount in Cups Diced or Sliced

20 Sep 2012 13:51

If a recipe calls for 4 cups of chopped carrots, how many pounds of carrots do you need to buy? What about other amounts?

Here are the roundabout figures you need so that you do not end up buying too many, or too few, carrots.

Need carrots right now?

The table includes the approximate yields in chopped cups for different weight amounts of carrots and also the approximate number of large carrots this equals. The purpose of this information is to serve as a buying guide, not to replace actual measurements!…

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What is the Oldest Candy Company in America?

19 Sep 2012 20:06

The oldest mass-produced candy product that has been continually produced in an unchanged form is probably the NECCO wafer. This does not mean, however that the New England Confectionary Company (NECCO), is the oldest candy company, although they may be the oldest mass producer of candy. This distinction is always important!…

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What is a Navajo Taco?

17 Sep 2012 02:46

The Navajo taco is a taco based on Navajo fry bread, sopaipilla, instead of a tortilla. They are topped with various taco ingredients such a refried beans, lettuce, tomato, scallions, avocado, cheese, sour cream, etc., with many variations being welcome, such as meat or chili toppings, corn, green chiles, cilantro, etc. A guacamole relish, salsa, or taco sauce might finish the dish. The Navajo taco was voted the State Dish of Arizona in a 1995 poll conducted by the Arizona Republic newspaper. They are now more commonly known as Indian Tacos and other Indian tribes have adopted them….

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Why Don't Canned Chick Peas Instead of Dried Work Well for Falafel? And So Much More...

16 Sep 2012 22:01

Many falafel recipes will tell you that you can use canned chick peas in a pinch. And you can. However, the results are not always pleasing. Canned chick peas usually result in a falafel that is too soft and tends to fall apart. When I say soft, I don't mean fluffy. That is a good thing in a falafel. I mean mushy, which is a bad thing. What's the problem here?…

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Bananas are Hard to Digest: So Said Your Great Grandmother

16 Sep 2012 02:33

Bananas are difficult to digest. This myth was being circulated in the early 1900's and probably earlier. The belief shows up in some health and nutrition books of the time, but whether the myth was inspired by the books, or the public belief was repeated by the authors without any investigation, is not immediately apparent….

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