Acrylamide is a chemical that is the result of the reaction when food is heated. The odorless chemical is associated with negative health effects. Acrylamide is found in many foods, and coffee also contains it. It can also be found in occupational settings. High-level exposure in these settings has neurotoxic effects on humans. This infographic answers the question to whether acrylamide in coffee should be a concern to us or not.
Britain spends almost £3 million a year on cheese. That’s a lot of cheese. So, it’s no wonder that so many of us enjoy a cheese board before or instead of dessert. But what’s the difference between a cheese board and a cheese platter? Do you need a charcuterie? How should it be served and what with? Crackers? Olives? Bread? The Daffodil Hotel has put together a simple guide.
Wine can be served at a wide range of temperatures, which are based on exactly what kind of wine it is. You can do some taste testing on your own if you’ve never tried red wine that was way too cold or white wine that should have been served chilled but wasn’t. It throws the balance of the flavor way off and takes something important away from the whole experience.
Whiskey is one of America’s oldest beverages, brought to the United States by early Irish settlers and distilled even by George Washington himself. In fact, in 1799 when Washington died he was the owner of the largest distillery in America (which measured a whopping 75x30ft). With so much history, why did whiskey go in and out of fashion for the last 200 years, and why is it coming back into the spotlight now?
With so much conflicting information on eggs, it’s difficult to know whether eggs are healthy for us. It has been doctrine for many years that eating cholesterol which eggs are full of, increases our risk of heart disease. Advocates of low-fat consumption also try to deter us from eating eggs. However, there is new research that contradicts the previous understanding of dietary cholesterol and fat on our health.
Since Chai Latte has become popular outside of its homeland India, it conquered almost every corner of the world. This delicious black tea, infused with warming exotic spices and combined with steamed milk, is not just a delightful hot drink, but can also show the economical differences in the world. Therefore, the folks at versus have researched the price of tall Starbucks Chai Lattes in 30 very different countries in their effort to show the purchasing power parity.
Bananas are one of the most consumed fruits in the world. Not only do they taste great and provide a convenient snack, bananas have health benefits backed by science. The following infographic from AuthorityDiet.com lists over ten evidence-based health benefits of bananas.
Coffee is one of the most popular drink in the world and has plenty of health benefits where consumption have been linked to a longer life. For example, it can protect you from developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It also is pack full of nutrients such as magnesium, pantothenic acid, potassium, and riboflavin. However, do these and other benefits apply to instant coffee?
Have you ever pulled a knife out of a knife block and wondered, “What is this used for? And why is it different than the 10 other knives in this block?” Or gotten a kitchen utensil set, pulled out some contraption, and wondered what purpose it serves beyond taking up drawer space? If you’ve ever faced this kitchen confusion, the following knife & kitchen tool guide is for you.