Variations on a Hamburger
While it takes its name from a German city, there are few foods more quintessentially American than the hamburger. But from sea to shining sea, there are tons of variations on the old meat patty between two buns. After all, America is a big country, ...
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How Some Cheeses (And Cheese-Like Products) Got Their Names
A lot of cheeses are named after their points of origin—Cheddar, Roquefort, and Colby are named after places in England, France, and Wisconsin, respectively. Other cheese names are a bit more complicated.
It’s the most familiar an...
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A Yummy, Gummy Origin Story
Here’s the tale of how humans came to eat bears—tiny, adorable, rainbow-colored Gummy Bears, that is.
Not too long after the end of World War I in the early 1920s, a 27-year-old candy factory worker from Bonn, Germany, named Hans Ri...
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How is non-alcoholic beer brewed?
There are a lot of reasons to drink non-alcoholic beer—mostly because regular beer has alcohol in it, and lots of people don’t want to drink alcohol for personal, health, or religious reasons. Here’s how they make the beer without the booze.
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How They Make That Candy That Pops (and Rocks!)
Best known by the brand name “Pop Rocks,” popping candy fizzle and sizzle on the tongue thanks to a little science. Here’s how the candy wizards make them.
First of all, apart from its minor explosive capabilities, popping candy rocks...
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