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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 Special About Rice for Risotto?

09 Jul 2017 22:55

The best rice for risotto is Carnaroli rice. I'll bet you thought I was going to say arborio rice, didn't you? Another contender is Vialone Nano. What they all three of these medium-grained rice varieties have in common is their structure….

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What Is Glutinous Rice?

09 Jul 2017 21:51

Given the current craze with gluten-free diets, the first thing to know about glutinous rice is that it has nothing to do with gluten and, if you actually do have Celiac, you can safely consume it, as it contains no gluten. In fact, no rice contains gluten….

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How Much Powdered Garlic For Fresh Garlic?

06 Jun 2017 16:31

If you're like me, when it comes to garlic, you just play it be ear, or taste, as it were. We often say you can't have too much garlic!

But, that can get you into trouble. It's a strange dichotomy. We love garlic but we don't want a dish to be too garlicky….

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Origin of Boquet Garni in French Cooking

31 May 2017 22:29

Although the term 'bouquet garni' did not appear in English until the 19th century, it began to appear in French cuisine during 1600's….

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Curry Powder Has Nothing to do With Indian Cooking

31 May 2017 21:16

And Perhaps Neither Do Curries

I was shopping for groceries online (I order most of my groceries through Peapod) and I came across a newly added product: a Thai red curry sauce. This is one of those pre-made sauces in a pouch that you just add to chicken and/or vegetables to make an instant dish. Of course, I would never buy this, I would just make my own Thai curry which I do quite often (sometimes obsessively). But, being the CulinaryLore guy, I had to read the reviews to see what customers were saying. Of course, some people loved it, and some hated it. But of the few hating it, one of them complained that it burned their tongue off and had no curry flavor because it DID NOT CONTAIN any CURRY POWDER!…

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