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Harmonies of Flavor: How Music Affects the Taste of Cheese

The origins of cheesemaking are not definitively known, but evidence suggests that the practice began with the domestication of milk-producing animals, such as sheep. Archaeological findings, including remnants of cheese and cheesemaking tools in an Egyptian tomb, indicate that this craft dates back at least 4,000 years. Cheesemaking involves a precise process of combining bacteria ...

Nathan Machoka

A block of Emmental cheese.

Scallops 101: Some Interesting Facts About Scallops

Scallops are a delicacy cherished by seafood lovers around the world. These delicious, delectable shellfish hold a treasure trove of surprising facts many may not know. From their unique anatomy to their fascinating behavior, here are some intriguing insights into the world of scallops. First, some fast facts about scallops: 1. Anatomy Beneath their smooth, ...

Viena Abdon

Cooked scallops on a plate.

Banana Bliss: Health Benefits Across Ripeness Stages

Bananas are among the most popular fruits worldwide, loved for their convenience, taste, and nutritional value. But did you know that bananas’ health benefits vary depending on their ripeness? In this article, you will explore bananas’ different ripeness stages and delve into their specific health benefits.  Identifying banana ripeness Identifying the ripeness of a banana ...

Viena Abdon

Ripe bananas.

Comparing Nutrient Retention in Fresh, Frozen, and Canned Foods

Frozen and canned foods come in handy when the produce you need is out of season or run out. You can always have some nutrient backup in the pantry or the freezer.  We have all grown up believing fresh food is superior to frozen and canned food. But what does science say about this? According ...

Nathan Machoka

An assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables sitting on a counter.

5 Simple, Tasty, and Time-Efficient Pasta Dishes

Do you ever get home tired and all you want is a simple, tasty, quick fix? Or are you running out of time and just need a quick bite before leaving the house? Worry no more! Here are five simple and yummy pasta dishes you can quickly fix and enjoy. They are also budget-friendly and ...

Nathan Machoka

Spaghetti alla puttanesca.

A Simple Way to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract and Vanilla Sugar

Vanilla extract is a common flavoring agent for most baked goods and desserts. If you love baking, several recipes call for a teaspoon or two of this magical ingredient. It adds flavor and enhances the aroma. There are two types of vanilla extract: pure and essence. The former is much more expensive, while the latter ...

Nathan Machoka

A bottle of vanilla extract.

The Healing Properties of 35 Fruits According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Different fruits are on the market all year round, and fruits are effective against several diseases. Check to see the benefits of these 35 fruits according to traditional Chinese medicine. 35 fruits that heal your body 1. Apples Lower blood lipids, treat diarrhea, moisturize the skin. 2. Pears Clear heat and toxins, reduce cough and ...

Emma Lu

Sliced dragon fruit.

Exploring the Nutritional Value of Dehydrated Food

Dehydration is one of the oldest methods of food preservation, and its notions have influenced modern approaches to the field. This article will teach you more about the nutritional value of dried food, its benefits, and its potential risks once you make it part of your regular diet. What is dehydrated food? One of the ...

Viena Abdon

Dehydrated apple slices.

10 Simple Tweaks for Better Cooking

Cooking is an essential skill that everyone should know. But sometimes, it can be challenging, especially for the younger generation. Often, people prefer convenience in this busy era with fast foods and instant meals, but these easy fixes can jeopardize health. That’s why it’s time to head into the kitchen and practice your cooking skills. ...

Viena Abdon

Asian woman cooking a meal at home.