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Compressing Containers Squeeze The Air Out Of Your Stored Food

Anyone who’s squeezed every last molecule of air out of a Ziploc bag full of leftovers knows that food lasts longer that way. But instead of man-handling a plastic bag, or buying some kind of vacuum contraption to get the air out, consider upgrading your canisters to Prepara’s new Evak line which features a manual piston to eradicate O2.


See The Difference That Missing One Ingredient Can Make In Baking A Cake

Baking a cake is a labour of love but also just basic chemistry, you’re mixing ingredients together and making it react into something typically delicious. But each ingredient is important! Leaving out eggs or baking powder or butter can change the cake dramatically. Here’s what a cake looks like without one of those ingredients.


Are Insects The Future Of Food?

Emily Anthes braves locusts, beetles, mealworms and more as she asks whether eating insects is the answer to feeding ever more humans and livestock. At first, my meal seems familiar, like countless other dishes I’ve eaten at Asian restaurants. A swirl of noodles slicked with oil and studded with shredded chicken, the aroma of ginger and garlic, a few wilting chives placed on the plate as a final flourish.


Giz Explains: What Are Artificial Sweeteners Really Doing To Our Bodies?

They’re what stimulate your sweet tooth without adding girth to your waistline; they give diet colas and sugar-free snacks a saccharine kick without the consequences. At least that’s the idea. But these sweeteners have been the subject of hoaxes and misinformation for years, slowly discrediting their wondrous health claims. Can you really, as Dr Susan Swithers of Purdue University quips, “have your fake cake and eat it, too?”


This Jet Engine Is Actually A Grill That Automatically Rotates Your Food

It only makes sense that a barbecue that looks like a jet engine fallen off a plane is called the Jet Grill, but — and some of you might be disappointed in this — it doesn’t cook your meats via some high-powered afterburner. The design and functionality is still clever, though, as it harnesses rising heat to keep your food constantly turning and grilling evenly without the need for a powered motor.


What To Eat To Help Your Brain Study Harder

Exam time is quickly approaching for HSC and university students. While study is at the forefront, nutrition is often the furthest thing from students’ minds. However, a healthy diet plays a vital role in attaining optimal academic performance during the rigours and challenges of exam time.


Nobody Has Any Idea Who Drew The Sriracha Rooster Logo

Sriracha hot chilli sauce isn’t just a condiment, it’s a food nerd culture movement, and the nuclear red goop’s rooster logo serves both as visual shorthand and a nickname — “rooster sauce”. But nobody knows who first penned that iconic cock, not even the man who founded the company.


Potato Chip Boat Proves There's Far Too Much Air In Your Bag Of Snacks

We all know the frustration of tearing open a huge, tantalising bag of chips or whatever and realising the bag’s mostly air. Two South Korean college students just proved how empty our snack vessels are, by paddling a raft made of unopened potato chip bags across a river.


Which Brand Of Chips Has The Most Chips In A Bag Of Chips?

Dan Gentile of Thrillist has decided to take it upon himself to answer a question anyone who has ever sat on a couch for a long period of time has wondered: How many chips are actually in a bag of chips? And which type of chips has more full chips vs broken chips? And more.


Thailand Built An Electronic Tongue To Police Thai Food Worldwide

The government of Thailand does not approve of your town’s crappy Thai restaurant. In fact, it’s so upset about the global scourge of tasteless Tom Yum soup and dank drunken noodles that’s spending $US1 million to combat it. A large portion of that money has gone into the development of an electronic tongue.


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