Science, making booze boozier.

The good people at Terressentia have come up with a way of using science to make booze taste better by removing impurities left over from the distillation process.  In short, with typical distillation, there are lesser alcohols that are formed that leave a harsh taste in the mouth and contribute to hangovers.  By using their patentend  process, Terressentia can remove these unwanted elements making the refined product taste cleaner and smoother.  The  distillation process has pretty much been the same for the last hundred years or so and after watching the video, I am surprised that... Read The Rest →

The Gutmaster 8000

Behold The Gutmaster 8000! This a machine designed to eviscerate, decapitate and clean salmon. So, just how effective is this slice and dice contraption? It can fully process a salmon in less then two seconds, averaging out at about 30 salmon a min. The salmon get fed into a conveyor system where various blades make the necessary incisions. From there, suction is applied and the guts are removed. A series of brushes then clean the interior cavity and remove any left over bits. Finally, the fish is decapitated and exits... Read The Rest →

Tuna Sales Record: $736 000 or $2800/kg

At the first auction of the new year at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market, a world record for tuna was set when a Sushi mogul purchased a 269kg blue fin tuna for just shy of $2800 a kilo. For those doing the math that works out to about $736 000.00 US. The astounding price was up $300 000 from last years record of $412 000. “Japan has been through a lot the last year due to the disaster,” he told AP Television News. “Japan needs to hang in there. So I... Read The Rest →

The Norwegian Butter Crisis

Thanks to a new diet fad, butter has been flying off the shelves in Norway. According to Reuters, butter sales jumped 20% in October and 30% in November. Further, butter production has been slashed dramatically due to a wet summer which saw a decline in animal feed quality and thus a shot fall off 25 million liters of milk. …limited supplies and the shortage has led some pundits to suggest the world’s eighth-largest oil exporter offer some of its plentiful fuel supply in exchange for butter. Butter is currently trading... Read The Rest →

Lucky Charms Sifter.

Tired of eating the garbage cereal shapes in a box of Lucky Charms? Tired of picking out the little bits of marshmallow goodness from each bowl by hand? Are you ready to change your life? Enter the Lucky Charms sifter. This handy device was invented by genius Thomas Lombardi and it does one thing really, really well. Hats off to food real food inevator and all round smarty pants. For more information including how to construct your own sifter, check out this page at Thingiverse. Thank you Thomas.

How to boil corn.

Below is a text sent to a random person from somebody concerned about boiling corn. It is amazing. Mom would be proud. Thanks to Autocowrecks for this insightful screen capture.

The Fat Map.

Reuters new service has put out a pretty nifty interactive map of the world showing the planets fattest countries.  The added bonus is the FDA research which indicates the projected trillion dollar+ sales of obesity related drugs.  Drugs used to make people thiner.  I guess popping a pill is much easier then making healthy lifestyle choices about exercise and diet.   Another boom market for big pharma. Click here for the fat facts.    

Birthday Round Up: Food saftey fail.

This post always makes me laugh. People are amazing. This is amazing. The following is taken from a facebook post. Fail for a) fail for eating raw chicken or b) fail for understanding what treats lie ahead for eating raw chicken breast. -Just finished eating a raw chicken breast, no sweat.  Looks like somebody owes me $20 -You’re gonna die dude, salmonella for sure -I ate chicken, not salmon, dude. The full post can be found here.

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