On an early September morning in 1995, an unusual discovery was made at a Hindu temple in south New Delhi. As a worshiper brought a spoonful of milk to the trunk of Ganesha, the milk disappeared! It appeared that the statue of the elephant-headed deity had drank the offering from the spoon. Instantly it was considered a sort of […]
Listen to this article: If you find yourself in a convention hall filled with health inspectors or food safety professionals, bring up the topic of “bathtub cheese” for an entertaining time. It is as bad as it sounds: unpasteurized cheese made in a bathtub (or any other waterproof container at home). Although it is illegal in […]
Read/hear part one here. Listen to this article: In the late 1930s, a salesman for the Tenderoni Macaroni company began selling boxes of macaroni with packets of processed, grated cheese from Kraft. Kraft heard about it and began selling boxes of macaroni and cheese in 1937. Using chemistry, Kraft had created shelf-stable cheese that was also […]
For every hiccup, there are five cures. Standing on your head, drinking a glass of water upside-down, a digital rectal massage, even Plato wrote of holding your breath. Perhaps the best cure will be found once hiccups are understood. But that’s difficult as there are currently only two hypotheses on their origin.