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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 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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What is Allspice? What Can I Substitute for it?

26 Jun 2012 18:52

Some of the best allspice comes from Jamaica.Bibliography item sorton not found.

So, if you have a choice, buy a Jamaican variety.

The ground or whole spice is readily available in grocery stores so there is no need to substitute other spices unless you are in a pinch.

In that case, you can use around one part each of ground cinnamon and cloves, plus a pinch of nutmeg and pepper, adjusting as needed for desired flavor.

Do not use too much nutmeg, as it is extremely strong and will overwhelm a dish if used in excess….

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What Size are Small, Medium and Large Onions and How Much Does Each Yield Chopped?

11 Jun 2012 00:54

Recipes often call for one small, medium, or large onion without any indication of the amount in cups of chopped onions these sizes should yield.

For example, if all you have is small onions, how many do you need to equal one large onion?…

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Where Does Coleslaw Come From and What is the Origin of the Term?

20 May 2012 19:01

The term coleslaw came from the Dutch term koolsla, meaning cabbage salad. The kool part is the Dutch word for cabbage and the sla part is a Dutch abbreviation of the word salade. In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, Dutch settlers flooded into New York, so much so that the city was originally called New Amsterdam. They brought with them their recipe for chilled cabbage salad, which today is a mixture of the shredded vegetable with mayonnaise, salad dressing, sour cream or buttermilk with vinegar, sugar and other seasonings added….

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