Finding kale boring or uncool? Try the next big things: cauliflower leaves and broccoli leaves

Updated 8/23/15 Are you sick of seeing kale everywhere? Kale salad after kale salad. Kale green-smoothies. Kale chips. Dehydrated kale dust garnish. Or are you worried that kale’s recent entry on to some McDonald’s menus, will make it totally uncool? Broccoli leaves and cauliflower leaves could be the alternative you are looking for.  They are […]

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In past centuries, ketchup wasn’t all about tomatoes

(Updated 11/9/16:  new image, fixed broken links) Would you believe that someone has written a serious academic book about the history of ketchup? Andrew F. Smith’s “Pure Ketchup” tells the story of ketchup’s evolution from a wide variety of sauces to the sweet, tangy tomato condiment that we know today. Smith, a professor of culinary […]

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An orange for pie chart lovers

The food industry is always trying to create products that appeal to various personalities. One of my work colleagues brought this orange for lunch the other day. Looks to me like it was created for someone who loves to make pie charts. I’m not familiar enough with fruit science to know why the skin has […]

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