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How to Make Oat Milk Pancakes

Just because you are allergic to milk, use less dairy milk out of concern for the environment doesn’t mean you can’t eat pancakes anymore! It so happens, pancakes don’t really need (cow’s) milk...

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How Bread Turns Stale (+ Tips to Prevent It!)

If there’s only one food I could eat for the rest of my life, freshly baked bread is definitely a contender. The smell, whether it’s from opening an oven or walking into a bakery, has the power to make me...

What Is Water Activity (in Food)?

It is one of the most important parameters when determining the shelf life of foods. It’s what explains why your pie crust turns soggy over time. And it sounds more complicated than it is: water activity. For any...

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A Short History of (White) Bread in the USA

Have you ever thought about how major historical events relied on seemingly small inventions? Napoleon has Nicolas Appert to thank for his invention of canning. The US would have had a harder time in World War II...

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How Oat Milk is Made

“Making” milk from a cow is ‘easy’, that is, from a chemist’s perspective. All you have to do is feed and grow a cow, let her give birth and the cow will make milk all by herself. Your cow...