Food Science

Is It Truly Impossible to Break an Egg in Your Hand? — Putting Tips to the Test in the Kitchen

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When I first heard that it was impossible to break an upright egg in your hand, my boyfriend and I stood over our kitchen sink and tried for about 10 minutes with no luck. We tried cracking am egg in a vertical position, and we also tried cracking an egg on its side just to compare. Nothing seemed to work. How can it be so easy to crack an egg on any kitchen countertop, but then the pressure from your hand not make the slightest difference?

So, I put this theory to the test one more time. Here's what happened.

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Good News! Beer Might Help Improve your Memory — Food Science

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Yes, Oktoberfest officially ended in Germany yesterday, but in our minds this is another reason to raise a stein.

As it turns out, a compound in hops might actually be able to improve your memory. (We're going to take a guess that they are talking about long-term memory here.)

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Are Honeybees Still Disappearing? — Food News

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A few years ago there was a state of emergency in the beekeeping world. Bees were disappearing by the millions. Where were they going? Any why? Did colony collapse signal the end of agriculture as we know it?

Now, you don't hear so much about disappearing bees. What's happening?

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Did You Know That Your Coffee Is (Probably) a Fermented Food? Learn How Coffee Is Made — Smart Coffee for Regular Joes

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While we may think a lot about what coffee we buy and how we brew it, most of us are pretty disconnected from the coffee production process. Coffee has become such an everyday item that we forget to even think about where it comes from and how it came to be, but in fact, the quality of a coffee is even more important than what you do with it when it finally reaches your kitchen.

Today we're going to take a look at coffee production, and how it goes from seed to cup.

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This Funny-Looking Pan Cooks Faster and Uses Less Energy — Food News

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Leave it to a rocket scientist who develops high-efficiency cooling systems for jet engines to create a revolutionary new pan.

The design of the Flare Pan allows it to capture the heat rising from not just under but around it, so it heats up 40% faster than conventional pots.

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Food Myth Debunked: MSG Isn’t Actually Bad for You — Food News

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Are one of the many people who go out of your way to avoid monosodium glutamate a.k.a. MSG? Turns out, not only is it nearly impossible to avoid, but it also is completely safe to eat.

A new video by the American Chemical Society is attempting to dispel the MSG myth and explain where our misconceptions originated.

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