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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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Eating Humble Pie: How Did This Expression Come About?

10 Sep 2012 16:20

Humble Pie Meaning

To eat humble pie is to be humiliated and forced to admit error or wrongdoing. It is similar to having to eat crow and may also refer to a general drop in social status. Although we cannot be sure of the origin of the latter, we have a pretty good idea of the origin of the former. It may surprise you to know that it was not always metaphorical. In fact, it was very literal. What does it literally have to do with? Why, the innards of a deer!…

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Origin of the Phrase 'Square Meal'

10 Sep 2012 14:09

Today, we use the phrase 'square meal' to refer to a full, balanced meal. We might say, "Boy, I'm full. That was a square meal" or "I'm hungry, let's find a place we can get a square meal." It basically means a good and filling meal. One good meal is called a square meal but we also have the phrase, three square meals. This phrase is so common that a recent translation of the Bible changed "Give us this day our daily bread" to "Keep us alive with three square meals." Less than poetic, for sure….

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Crème Liqueurs

08 Sep 2012 03:15

Crème is the name given to those liqueurs that are extra sweet and usually syrupy. They have up to twice as much sugar as other liqueurs and are heavier and denser in texture. They can be sipped alone but they are also great for adding a lot of sweet flavor to mixed drinks….

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Homemade Coffee Liqueur (like Kahlúa)

07 Sep 2012 03:41

You might be blown away by how easy it is to make your own liqueurs and just how good they will be. You can save lots of money and control the sweetness to get a cordial that is just right. Many times, as well, you can make one that is very close to a commercial brand. This homemade coffee liqueur is similar to Kahlúa, by far, the leading coffee liqueur….

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Was the Croissant Really Developed by the French or is it from Somewhere Else?

05 Sep 2012 01:03

The French have a whole lot to do with the croissant as it is known today. Starting around 1920, they began making the croissant as a laminated-dough, which is how it gets all the flaky layers. Other familiar laminate doughs are puff-pastry dough and Danish dough. The original croissant and its shape were developed somewhere else, however….

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