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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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What Are Sweetbreads?

17 May 2012 16:10

A sweetbread is not a sugared pastry, which is what you'd be justified in thinking. Usually, when people tell you what sweetbreads are, they get it wrong, or only half right….

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What Can I Substitute for Honey?

17 May 2012 13:44

There are lots of ideas for substituting honey for other sugars in recipes. This is because honey is viewed as a health food and many people think that it is just chock full of extra nutrients, and even healing powers. Well, this is not the kind of blog where I debate those kinds of issues but let's just say the press on honey is a wee bit exaggerated. What do you substitute for honey in a recipe?

Now, honey is a liquid, so you may find a recipe that calls for honey and know that you can't just substitute granulated sugar for it. Well, this is not exactly true….

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Do Brown Eggs Taste Different than White Eggs? Which is Better?

05 May 2012 20:47

No. Brown eggs do not taste different than white eggs. And no, white eggs are not better than brown eggs in terms of quality or taste, or vice versa. I wasn't sure if this myth persisted, so I asked around to some friends and acquaintances. To my surprise, out of nine people, four of them thought that there was a difference between brown eggs and white eggs. Incidentally, three thought that brown eggs tasted better - had more flavor. One thought that white eggs were better. That is not a large sampling, but it is telling….

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Was Coca Cola the only Soft Drink to Contain Cocaine? What about other Drugs in Sodas?

28 Apr 2012 03:45

Coca-Cola really did start out containing cocaine. I know there are some people who persist in saying it's a myth, or that the cocaine was only there by accident. However, Coca-Cola was definitely created as a means of delivering cocaine in a delicious beverage! There was no attempt to hide the cocaine in the early days of the drink. What's more, in 1993 Mark Pendergrast discovered the original formula for Coca-Cola, which called for 4 ounces of "F.E. Coco," which meant fluid extract of coca, or coca leaves, from which cocaine is derived….

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Never Put Raw Mushrooms On Pizza

21 Apr 2012 23:26

Putting raw mushrooms on a pizza is pretty much proof that you don't know anything about pizza or mushrooms. Why do people persist in doing this? The pizza is ruined, the mushrooms taste raw, because they mostly are. And yet, even some pizza delivery places still put fresh sliced mushrooms on their pizza. I got news for you, even canned mushrooms on a pizza are better than fresh sliced and uncooked….

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