Your Restaurant Could Be Lying About Its Farm-To-Table Fare
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If you've ventured to a trendy neighborhood eatery in the past decade, you've probably been inundated with the foodie terms "locally sourced" and "farm-to-table." Menus boast pork shoulders from a well-known farm just outside your city and cocktails made with artisanal honey from nearby co-ops. If you were to actually visit those places, though, you may find out the sad truth: most of restaurants' claims about where they get their ingredients are totally false.Related: You've Probably Never Eaten Real Wasabi
Why Do Onions Make Us Cry?
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Sometimes a strange but simple fact—that onions make you cry, for example—is so accepted that you forget to ever stop and wonder...why? That is, until you're chopping with a 3-year-old who gets mad at you because you made her weep for no reason. For example.
from Scientific American
Key Facts to Know
Cutting an onion ruptures its cell walls, releasing enzymes that bind to other compounds to create the lachrymatory factor. 0:21
When the lachrymatory factor gasses waft into the eyes, neurons signal tear production to wash out the potentially harmful chemical. 0:51
Researchers in Japan and New Zealand have collaborated to create a tear-free onion. 1:39
A Supercomputer Knows What Flavors You Like Better Than You Do
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You probably feel like you have a good idea of what food you like and what you don't. Turns out, you might actually enjoy flavor combinations (strawberries and jalapeno!?!) that you would never have thought to try. Enter, supercomputers.
A Food Theme Park Is Coming To Italy, And It'll Be Nearly The Size Of Disney World
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The creators of the popular worldwide Italian marketplace Eataly are opening FICO (Fabbrica Italiana Contadina, or Italian Farming Factory) Eataly World. According to Food & Wine magazine, this complex "will be a hub for production, education, and consumerism within one 80,000 square-meter theme park located in Bologna, Italy."