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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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Who Makes Those Plastic Packets of Soy Sauce in Chinese Takeout?

30 Oct 2016 22:10

We tend to associate soy sauce with Chinese food first, and with Asian food second. When you order Chinese food, you usually get about 300 or so of those little packets of the black salty liquid. But, what type of bottled soy sauce do you have at home right now? The most likely answer for most of my readers is Kikkoman. It's Japanese soy sauce. Ironically, most of the common soy sauces we buy at the grocery store are Japanese.

Does Kikkoman make those little packets of soy sauce? Perish the thought.

See also Origin of the Word Soy.

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Beer is Better in Chilled Glasses or Frosted Mugs?

30 Oct 2016 20:09

I'll admit that a frosted beer mug seems like a great idea, especially on a hot summer's day. Many bars serve beers in chilled glasses or frosted mugs or glasses. Lest you think that a frosted glass leads to a colder beer which leads to a better tasting beer, think again. A super-chilled beer is not necessarily the best tasting beer. An ice-cold beer is a beer you cannot taste as well, and the aromatics will be dampened by the cold temperature. Regardless, though, if you enjoy a beer more when it is served in a frosted glass, then bottoms up!…

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Should Restaurants Respond to Personal Attacks in Online Reviews?

24 Oct 2016 23:58

It's true: How a restaurant owner or manager responds to negative online reviews can make or break a business. Even if the problems brought up are not real, and even if the problems are identified and fixed, a misjudged, defensive, or insulting response can do long term damage, sometimes spreading far beyond a single review in an online review community. There is an art and a science to responding to one-star and two-star reviews productively….

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Strawberries, Blackberries, and Raspberries are Not Actually Berries: Is it True?

24 Oct 2016 18:53

It seems strange that so many of the fruits which actually have "berry" in their names are not true berries, but botanically, it is true. Understanding how fruits are classified can be difficult, but a simple explanation may clear things up….

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Is Honey More Healthy Than Sugar?

21 Oct 2016 20:44

What is the difference between honey and regular sugar, really?

Honey is often promoted as a healthful alternative to refined sugar. Although white table sugar is a source of empty calories and ultimately poisonous to the body, honey, its proponents say, is much more nutritious and even healing to the body. Since honey can be a good substitute for sugar as both a general sweetener and an ingredient in recipes, this seems like a win-win….

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