Making Trini Kurma – Short crust + Ginger sugar science

No matter where you look, there’s a good chance you’ll find some surprising science hidden in a seemingly not sciency dish. That is definitely the case for these kurma, which we lovingly call...

Why Oxtail Is Perfect For Soup

For years I’d been making a family recipe for brown bean soup with a packet of dried oxtail soup, not thinking much about it. The soup always turned out great, with a lot of flavor. Never did I think...

Sweet vs. Popcorn vs. Tortilla Corn

Grilled corn on the cob, cornbread, popcorn, corn tortillas, none of these would exist if there had been no corn. But did you know that they all rely on slightly different types of corn? There are a lot more...

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How Lettuce is Grown Without Soil

We humans have been growing food for thousands of years, using the soil around us. Soil supplies plants with water and all the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. Combined with the power of the sun and rain, the...