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Nutrition

The Right Chemistry: Apples

18 Dec 2020

Video of Dr. Joe Schwarcz talks about apples

A Holiday Treat - Marshmallows and Hot Chocolate

11 Dec 2020

Believe it or not, the tasty marshmallows we know are inspired by a plant, a perennial that grows up to about four feet high. Its root has a soft and spongy texture and looks like lung tissue,...

Fear of Frying

23 Nov 2020

The Wienerschnitzel was so large it hung off the plate. Topped with a sprinkling of chopped parsley and lemon juice, it was an absolute treat. To this day, my mouth waters whenever I recall my...

Will intermittent fasting melt pandemic pounds?

28 Oct 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Table salt, kosher salt, sea salt, Himalayan salt. Which one should I buy?

22 Oct 2020

Salt was the first seasoning used by our ancestors. They got it by evaporating seawater, or by mining it. The origin of salt deposits in the ground can also be traced back to oceans which no longer...

Sweet Potatoes and Some Sweet Chemistry 

11 Sep 2020

In November 2019, a study published in Scientific Reports showed a fascinating defense mechanism possessed by a certain variety of sweet potato named TN 57, which was known to be much more...

Canola Oil Safety

2 Sep 2020

To many, it’s a mystery. They don’t know if you hunt it, fish it, or grow it. But they know that somehow “canola” can be used to produce cooking oil. And, as is often the case with foods of a...

The Science of Sourdough and How a Jar of Microbes Could Help Keep Your Bread Fresher Longer

28 Jul 2020

Its catapult to popularity may have been triggered by the pandemic-induced yeast shortages, but even months later, when instant yeast is once again available at most grocery stores, sourdough’s...

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