“We taste with our hearts as much as our tongues. What else could explain adult preferences for their mother’s dishes over those prepared by a great chef.” From The Flavour Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg



The Top Signs You’re Eating Genetically Modified Food

10. Your green beans are attempting a split flanking maneuver on your clearly surprised mashed potatoes.

9. Whenever Gallagher appears on TV, your watermelon leaps up, grabs the remote and shuts off the set.

8. It tastes the same, but now the asparagus leaves your
bathroom smelling April fresh

7. You use the leftover chicken as a nightlight for your kid’s room.

6. The label says that your buffalo chicken wings are made
from REAL flying bison.

5. An apple a day… cures leukemia.

4. Family of seven, one turkey — yet everyone gets a drumstick.

3. Your Ginsu knives are suddenly afraid of the tomatoes.

2. Chocchini: Looks like zucchini, tastes like a Ding-Dong.
… and the #1 Sign You’re Eating Genetically Modified Food:

1. A SWAT team is ordering the Chalupa to drop *you*.


Did you know that…?

A hardboiled egg will spin, a raw or soft boiled egg won’t.

Almonds are a member of the peach family. 

Peanuts are actually legumes. 

Apples are apart of the rose family. 

Bananas aren’t a fruit, they are a herb.

Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil, but the name was changed for marketing reasons. 

Approximately 150 people per year are killed by coconuts. 

Coffee beans are fruit pits. 

A fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball. 

Goat’s milk is more popular around the world than cow’s milk.

Honey is used in antifreeze and in the middle of golf balls. 

Ancient carrots were purple. 

Ketchup was sold in the 1930’s as medicine.

Onions gave no taste, only smell. 

Rice is the main food for half of the world’s population. 

Strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges. 

Americans ate 33% more spinach in 1931 when Popeye became popular. 

The average French person eats 500 snails per year. 

The average American or Canadian will eat almost 12 pounds of cereal per year. 

Young coconut water can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.

Tomatoes were originally thought to be poisonous. 

Avocados are poisonous to birds. 

Watermelons cost up to $100 in Japan. 

If you stick two forks in a pickle and add a charge, it will emit light. 

What do you think? Did you know these fun facts? Has any of these facts changed your mind about the foods you eat?!

Source: FunFactz.com

An interesting fact about coffee


The Fact: The most expensive coffee in the world comes from civet poop

Kopi Luwak are coffee beans that come from Civet (a cat sized mammal) poo. The animals gorge on only the finest ripe berries, and excrete the partially-digested beans, which are then harvested for sale. Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world, selling for between $120 and $600 USD per pound, and is sold mainly in Japan and the United States, but it is increasingly becoming available elsewhere. My question is: who the hell discovered that it tasted good?

Fun Food Facts

Refried beans aren’t really what they seem. Although their name seems like a reasonable translation of Spanish frijoles refritos, the fact is that these beans aren’t fried twice. In Spanish, refritos literally means “well-fried,” not “re-fried.”

Rice is the staple food of more than one-half of the world’s population.

Saffron, made from the dried stamens of cultivated crocus flowers, is the most expensive cooking spice.

Since Hindus don’t eat beef, the MacDonald’s in New Delhi makes its burgers with mutton.

The colour of a chilli is no indication of its spiciness, but size usually is – the smaller the pepper, the hotter it is.

The difference between apple juice and apple cider is that the juice is pasteurized and the cider is not.

The fungus called truffles are sniffed out from the ground by female pigs, which detect a compound that is in the saliva of male pigs as well. The same chemical is found in the sweat of human males. One variety, Tuber melanosporum, can cost between $800 and $1,500 a pound.

The world’s deadliest mushroom is the Amanita phalloides, the death cap. The five different poisons contained by the mushroom cause diarrhea and vomiting within 6 to 12 hours of ingestion. This is followed by damage to the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system – and, in the majority of cases, coma and death.

When honey is swallowed, it enters the blood stream within a period of 20 minutes.

When Swiss cheese ferments, a bacterial action generates gas. As the gas is liberated, it bubbles through the cheese leaving holes. Cheese-makers call them “eyes.”