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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...

Other Recent Lore

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….

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The Science of the Brain Freeze: The Origin of the Slurpee, and the Ice Cream Headache

24 Mar 2012 18:31

There is something about the ice cream headache. Maybe you know what I'm talking about. It is nothing short of agonizing, and yet as kids we would purposely eat our ice cream cone too fast to bring one on. And then scream, partly in pain and partly with the thrill of it. I guess it's sort of like a roller coaster..you are in control. It is a well-known phenomena that pain is more easily tolerated when it is known to be temporary and its cause known to be benign. And, it's one of the few instances where you can intentionally cause yourself intense pain of a temporary nature. Too bad about the brain damage, though……

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