Posts Tagged 'gastronomy'

Mmmmm, Cricket Powder

From Evolutionranch.com –

Here we have 1/2 pound of cricket powder. This bag is 15 servings (2 Tbs/serving). Cricket powder is an amazingly versatile ingredient, not just for smoothies (which it’s great in by the way). Try adding some to foods you already eat, dips, pancakes, baked goods and feel good about eating a highly sustainable cricket powered superfood!

Read more and order your cricket powder HERE.

 

35 Cooking Fails

From Cheezburger.com’s FailBlog –

Did some of these people just try to cook lava or what?! To try your hand at anything in the kitchen is to set yourself up for a monumental, potentially smoky failure.

See all the failures HERE.

The Strange Science of the Impossible Burger [video]

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.

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.

What Is Pumpkin Spice?

According to MentalFloss –

Pumpkin Spice season seems to come earlier every year. But before you reach for a cup, drink this in: The flavor can be composed of more than 300 elements—and pumpkin isn’t one of them.

Continue reading and watch a video HERE.

The World’s Hardest Food [video]


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