Eating Rotten Shark
Cheese expert Andrew Torrens recently had the opportunity to taste Hákarl, Iceland’s traditional rotten shark dish (you can read a bit more about it here). Here’s how it went, in his own words: Myself and 3 friends ate the shark this past Friday and while it was certainly not enjoyable no one vomited. In actuality I was slightly disappointed and thought it was tamer then it had been...
Masters of Social Gastronomy!: February's MSG: The... →
hellomsg: Here’s all you really need to know about the next MSG lecture on Tuesday, February 28: we’re talking about candy, you get to eat some, and it’s free. All you have to do is show up at Public Assembly at 7pm and hang out while we fill your brains with delicious candy facts.
The Origin of Sprinkles (jimmies, hundreds and...
I’ve looked in to the history of candy sprinkles before, after I found the earliest American birthday cake recipe from 1870 (which you can see here.) But it turns out the history of the sprinkle goes back about a thousand years earlier, to early Middle-Eastern cooking. In reference to a late 10th-century Baghdad cookbook, Tim Richardson, author of Sweets: A History of Candy, writes: ...
Make your own American Cheese!
According to Ms. Puett, who is now 51, her signature style was never a simple...– Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/29/garden/29puett.html?pagewanted=all
1848 candy equipment and candy making! totally awesome!
In the mountains, guanaco and vicuña (wild relatives of the llama) lick clay...– Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/How-the-Potato-Changed-the-World.html#ixzz1lBqwSN5C
How The Potato Changed the World (the history of a humble food)