Posts Tagged 'gourmet'

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.”

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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.

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Once Taco Bell Employed Taco-making Robots – They Failed

According to Thrillest –

This is the story of Taco Bell’s Automatic Taco Machine — an early experiment in restaurant automation that burned bright for one brief year, then fizzled into fast-food obscurity.

“Customers could tell the tacos were different,” Prince said. “They came out fine — the machine worked well, don’t get me wrong. But there was just something different about them that the customers did not like.”

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