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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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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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Trahana: What is It?

14 Apr 2012 20:12

If you tuned into the first of the new all-stars Chopped tournament on Food Network, you may have wondered what the secret ingredient "sour trahana" was. Michael Simon referred to it as sort of a Greek pasta, and that is essentially what it is: a small granular pasta. I know we mostly think of pasta as something Italian, but Greece has dozens of traditional pastas as well….

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What is a Hangtown Fry?

12 Apr 2012 15:15

The Hangtown Fry, as legend has it, came out of Hangtown, California in 1849. Of course it must have been 1849 since the guy who got the ball rolling on the dish was reportedly a gold miner, who had just struck it rich. Eager to celebrate his new-found wealth with appropriate fare, he went into the diner of the El Dorado Hotel and ordered "the finest and most expensive meal in the house." The most expensive things available were eggs, oysters, and bacon. The cook put them together in a dish and the Hangtown Fry was born. It is still available all along California's Gold Rush Country.Bibliography item kelly not found.

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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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