DailyDirt: Ancient Food & Modern Food
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Food has changed a lot over the last few decades. There's a lot more stuff like high fructose corn syrup in the food we eat, and formerly obscure techniques like sous-vide cooking are becoming more well-known. Here are a few quick links on some modern foods.
- A recent study suggests that Neanderthals gathered plants and cooked their food -- making their diet more similar to ours than previously thought. Unless you're comparing microwaved frozen dinners to Neanderthal meals... [url]
- A "Molecular Cuisine Starter Kit" sells for about $70 and includes ingredients such as calcium lactate, sodium alginate, soy lecithin and xanthan gum. And remember not to eat the little packets of silica gel in the packing material. [url]
- Here are two great tastes that taste great together: beer and marshmallows. Chocolate and peanut butter will always be the classic combination. [url]
- The first printing of Nathan Myhrvold's $625 cookbook has sold out -- so 25,000 more sets are being printed. When will the lawsuits over "stolen recipes" start? [url]
- To discover more food-related links, check out what's floating around in StumbleUpon. [url]