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Celebrating Hanukkah with Candles, Latkes, and a Bit of History

10 Dec 2020

Why are potato latkes a traditional food to celebrate the Jewish festival of Hanukkah? Frankly, it isn’t clear. But first, a quick recap of what Hanukkah is all about...

How can I make the perfect French fry?

29 Nov 2019

So, you’re tired of eating lousy french fries. You’re sick of those limp dark brown grease sponges. What can you do? Make them! Let’s for a moment forget nutrition and health. In this area, french...

Science Can Help Us Make Better Pizza and Better Roasted Potatoes

15 Mar 2019

Students from the Edge Hotel School have brought us some starchy math that can improve the quality of roasted potatoes the world over....

Eggplants Contain Nicotine

8 Feb 2018

Eggplant seeds (and they have many) contain nicotinoid alkaloids, which are responsible for the slightly bitter taste of the purple berry. The concentration of nicotine itself is about 100...

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