Posts Tagged 'gourmet'

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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This Chicken Is Entirely Black, From Beak To Bone [video]

 

Read more about these chickens HERE.

So, You Want To Eat Some Earthworms …

According to BoingBoing, Earthworm Jerky is for sale at Walmart and Amazon. Customer reviews are negative – I’m shocked!

Read about it HERE.

 

What Is ‘Mad Honey’?

According to Modern Farmer –

The dark, reddish, “mad honey,” known as deli bal in Turkey, contains an ingredient from rhododendron nectar called grayanotoxin — a natural neurotoxin that, even in small quantities, brings on light-headedness and sometimes, hallucinations. In the 1700s, the Black Sea region traded this potent produce with Europe, where the honey was infused with drinks to give boozers a greater high than alcohol could deliver.

Continue reading 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.


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