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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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'Flour, Sifted' Versus 'Sifted Flour'

16 Aug 2012 03:25

You've seen both in baking recipes and no doubt you thought they were the same thing.

Flour, sifted simply seems like a different way of saying sifted flour.

Well, many people, when they use these terms in a recipe, probably do use them interchangeably but technically, they are different….

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How to Break Open a Coconut

13 Aug 2012 03:42

There is, of course, more than one way to open a coconut. But some methods are safer than others. One method involves heating the coconut in the oven for 15 minutes, so that it develops fault lines. This, of course, ruins the juice and you run the risk of getting scalded by the juice or it's steam. However, if you remove the juice in advance, this method does not work well as the shell tends to break into too many pieces. Either way, you're dealing with a hot coconut. You really do not need to heat up a coconut to crack it. You just have to be a bit patient and whack it in the right way….

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What is Scrapple and What Does it Contain?

27 Jul 2012 20:23

Scrapple is a sausage dish enjoyed primarily in Pennsylvania Dutch region and in parts of the neighboring states of New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware.

It is very popular on the Delmarva Peninsula and is celebrated the second weekend of October during the annual "Apple Scrapple Festival." Each region tends to favor different variations of the product. Most people outside these regions have never heard of it, but it can also be purchased as a commercial product in other U.S locations….

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What do Chefs Mean by the Term "Thai Style"?

09 Jul 2012 18:40

So, you know a good Thai dish when you taste one and you've even cooked one yourself on occasion. But sometimes, you hear people speak of Thai style food. If it isn't an actual Thai dish but only a Thai style dish, what gives?…

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What Is A Dram?

27 Jun 2012 01:59

The word dram is a contracted form of the word drachma from Late Latin and Old French. In middle English the word was dragme. It was originally used to describe a minute quantity of something….

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