Posts Tagged 'gastronomy'

5 Hi-Tech Solutions To Common Food Annoyances

Fascinating list from Cracked that gives 5 examples of how technology makes food better (or does it?).

Go to the list HERE.

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Gâteau à la Broche – Cake On a Spit [video]

16 Fun Food Facts

This list is from BuzzFeed. I would like to say it has 16 fantastic items, but I have serious doubts about no.16, which claims leftovers taste better. While this is true for some things, it is not true for many more foods. At least that has been my experience.

Anyway, enjoy the first 15 facts HERE.

Saffron’s History As A Narcotic

According to The Atlantic –

It’s the poshest spice of all, often worth its weight in gold. But saffron also has a hidden history as a dye, a luxury self-tanner, and even a saffron. That’s right, this episode we’re all about those fragile red threads plucked from the center of a purple crocus flower.

Smale also told us that “crokers,” as people who harvest saffron are called, have to take a break during packing to avoid getting the giggles. “It’s got a distinctive smell,” said Smale. “It’s beautiful and it’s quite heady—you have to get fresh air every so often because it is a narcotic in big quantities.”

Continue reading HERE.

Maple Leaf Tempura – Only In Japan [video]

Homemade Meal From A Vending Machine [video]

Pumpkin Isn’t Actually Pumpkin – But It Is Tasty

According to MentalFloss –

We hate to squash your autumnal dreams, but baking a pumpkin pie might not be as easy as you think. That’s because the canned pumpkin that normally makes pie prep such a breeze isn’t made of pumpkin at all. Food & Wine reports that cans of pumpkin puree—even those that advertise “100 percent pumpkin”—are actually made of a range of different squashes.

Continue reading HERE.


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