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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

Throw Away Unopened Mussels? Who Says?

09 Apr 2012 21:35

Most people who like to cook and eat mussels and clams know that they are done cooking when the shells open. As you may have gathered from the title, I'm going to question that. In fact, I'm going to have the question the whole tale about how if they don't open, it proves they were dead, and so you must discard them. You see, there is just no science to it!…

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Roasting Chile Peppers (and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce)

01 Apr 2012 03:45

The primary purpose of roasting chiles is to make the skin easy to remove. When chiles are roasted, the thin outer skin becomes blistered and charred, easily separated from the flesh. Roasting also softens the texture and gives a great aromatic smoky flavor to the chile…especially when roasted over an open flame (or on a bed of hot charcoal, as traditional). Small chiles can be roasted on an ungreased griddle or skillet or directly over and open flame, on your gas burner, depending on how large they are. usually, larger chiles are roasted….

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What Is A Mexican Mole?

01 Apr 2012 02:59

The mole is Mexico's national dish, yet it is simply a sauce. Did you think it was the taco? Or maybe one of those salty monstrosities you get from Chipotle? Nope, it's a bit more refined and a bit more flavorful. Although many believe the word mole comes from the Spanish word moler, meaning "to grind" it actually comes from a Nahuatl (Aztec) word, molli meaning, "sauce" or "mixture." Most people have probably never experienced an honest to goodness mole. Mexican restaurants in the U.S., which churn out generic cookie-cutter dishes that are one step removed from fast food, certainly rarely make real Mexican moles. The flavors are sweet, nutty, roasted, and slightly bitter….

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