Five Kitchen Tips Every Home Cook Should Know

Cooking is a science that requires a lot of time and effort to truly master the ins and outs of the kitchen. However, there are a few handy tidbits that everyone should be aware of. The following includes a list of five helpful hacks. 5. Crack Eggs on a Flat, Hard Surface Eggs are the…

Why Desserts Make Up Half of Our Breakfasts

Sweets have always been associated with sinful indulgence – you know you want to eat that entire platter of macarons, but you also know that you really shouldn’t. That’s why we save the most delectable desserts for the end of the day right after dinner; we treat ourselves to a quick slice of heaven after…

The Real Deal with Airplane Food

We’ve all been there: a long flight where there most certainly will be an included meal for everyone. Regardless of what you have planned for the ride (catching a movie you downloaded, finishing up a lengthy book, staring down at the screeching baby two aisles in front of you, etc.), the stewardesses will be on…

Artificial Food Coloring May Lead to ADHD

People often take note of the foods they eat based on their nutritional value. For example, a health-conscious person might opt to have some yogurt as a snack instead of a handful of Swedish fish. However, the healthier option might share an unhealthy ingredient with junk food that most people wouldn’t think twice about. The…

Why 70% of All Olive Oil is Impure

Olive oil is the blood of Mediterranean culture. Throughout history, it had a place in religious ceremonies, lighting, cleaning, medicine, economics, and cooking. Olive oil is as prevalent in a Mediterranean diet as bacon and eggs are in an American one. However, the olive oil you consume may be only a fraction of what it…

Why the Puffer Fish Can Be 1,200 Times More Lethal Than Cyanide

The puffer fish is one of the funnier looking animals in the world. Their primary defense mechanism involves gulping down enough water so that its belly extends to the size of a foam dodgeball. They are also considered to be the second most poisonous vertebrate in the world (right behind the poison dart frog). The…

The Secret Between Beavers and Vanilla Flavoring

Beavers are some of the more overlooked animals across the world: they cut down trees with their teeth, create small lodges on water using sticks and mud, and emit chemical compounds from their private parts that you have probably put in your mouth at some point in your life. In the food industry, beavers are…