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When Were Kraft Singles First Introduced?

It would be logical to assume that processed cheese, or American cheese was Kraft's first innovation. However, we see a glimpse of the brilliance of individually wrapped cheese singles much further back in the history of the company…

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Food Science

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Does Nutmeg Make You High?

Nutmeg is great in warm milk, as a spice in pumpkin pie, and a little bit in a bechamel goes a long way. It's similar to other spices such as cinnamon and cloves, sharing some of the same terpenes, but it has a unique flavor all its own. Like any spice, it's got some strong chemicals in it. Some creative stoners may tell you it will get you high. And not just high but very high…

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Food History

kraft-singles.jpg

When Were Kraft Singles First Introduced?

It would be logical to assume that processed cheese, or American cheese was Kraft's first innovation. However, we see a glimpse of the brilliance of individually wrapped cheese singles much further back in the history of the company…

Read on...

Food Science

nutmeg-whole-spice.jpg

Does Nutmeg Make You High?

Nutmeg is great in warm milk, as a spice in pumpkin pie, and a little bit in a bechamel goes a long way. It's similar to other spices such as cinnamon and cloves, sharing some of the same terpenes, but it has a unique flavor all its own. Like any spice, it's got some strong chemicals in it. Some creative stoners may tell you it will get you high. And not just high but very high…

Read on...

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When Was the 7-Eleven Big Gulp Introduced?

02 Nov 2016 21:26

Chances are when you think of 7-Eleven you think of Slurpees. In reality, 7-Eleven has been selling coffee longer than Slurpees, being the first to sell freshly brewed coffee in to-go cups in 1964.

And, neither can equal the company's sale of sodas, equal to over 45 million gallons a year. The company seems fairly proud of this. They've even done the calculations in Olympic swimming pool units, coming to a hefty 68….

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Did Ronald Reagan Say Ketchup Was a Vegetable?

02 Nov 2016 20:12

During Ronald Reagan's terms as president, I was in junior high and then high school. At some point during that time he became a running joke during lunch period. When French fries were served, or anything else involving ketchup, we'd say "Good thing Ronald Reagan says ketchup is a vegetable." Did President Ronald Reagan really declare ketchup a vegetable during his term?…

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What Is Hoisin Sauce?

01 Nov 2016 14:42

Hoisin sauce is a sweet and spicy soybean-based sauce that is widely used in Chinese cooking as both an ingredient and a condiment. It regularly accompanies Peking duck in the United States….

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Why Do People Think Julia Child Was a Spy?

31 Oct 2016 21:34

You may be quite aware of how many people maintain that our beloved Julia Child was a spy.

Was she? No, not really. So why, then, do people keep saying she was? Is it just some weird urban legend that came out of nowhere? Or, does it have some basis?…

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What is the Origin of the Word Soy in Soy Sauce, Beans, etc.?

31 Oct 2016 20:50

Although soy sauce comes originally from China, our word for the sauce comes from the Japanese word, shoyu. This has nothing to do with the actual Japanese word for soybeans themselves, which is daizu. The Chinese word for soy sauce, on the other hand, is jiàngyóu, while the word for the beans is dàdòu….

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