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What makes chocolate so darn great, anyway? Is it the variety of flavors available at your beck and call or is it the way it can fit into nearly every occasion? Chocolate suppliers have had their work cut out for them these past few decades, as the demand for chocolate and related sweets has only skyrocketed to accommodate millions’ of people’s sweet tooth. If you’re looking for a fun and tasty way to supplement a birthday party or are considering getting into baking or catering, look below to learn about the history of chocolate, its health benefits and current trends in the industry.
History Of Chocolate
Let’s start off with the history of this delectable treat. Did y (more…)
If you attend culinary school, it’s obvious that you will learn to cook. But you will learn so much more. Not only will you gain culinary experience, but you will learn how to handle the logistical aspects of the culinary world, such as how to follow health department protocol, managing food costs, handling knives, and management skills. However, there are many things you might learn when studying food that would never occur to you off the bat. For example, the amount of nutrients an individual needs to survive and properly function, or how you can actually train your tastebuds to like a food you hated for years. And that’s not all. Check out the rest of the amazing, crazy and awesome things you can learn at culinary schools:
How food affects the brain
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If you enjoy eating a frozen treat every once in a while, you’re not alone. As many as 90% of all U.S. households regularly indulge in some kind of creamy, frozen treat from time to time. The air content in your favorite frozen dessert helps give it the light airy taste rather than it resembling a block of concrete. The more the air, the icier the texture is, the less the air the heavier and denser the texture is. Churning the air in with the mixture is what produces the treat that we call ice cream.
Besides ice cream, frozen yogurt is also a popular treat, especially in warm weather. Here’s everything you need to know about your favorite frozen desserts:
It seems that people every year continue to have more and more places to eat. That’s thanks in large part to big growth in the fast-casual restaurant industry, which includes brands such as Chipotle and Panera, but there also are plenty of new fast food restaurants popping up on a regular basis as well. What’s driving the growth? There are a number of factors, including an improved economy and better-quality food. But another factor is the fact that Americans continue to increase their intake of chicken.
In 2015, Americans ate about 90 pounds of chicken per person on average. In 2016 that number is expected to rise to almost 92 pounds per person. That is a huge shift over the past several decades, when people ate about half as much chicken and ate much more beef. The shift has been driven in lar (more…)
When liquids such as oil, water, or cleaning solvents are shipped from the factory, they typically arrive at the manufacturers in 55 gallon drums. It takes drum pumps to safely and cleanly empty these huge, heavy drums. If the term sounds unfamiliar, drum pumps are a sort of mechanism that can pump a liquid of varying viscosity by using two hoses, one to reach the bottom of the drum and one to be the outflow. While drum pumps are a simple enough mechanism, they come in different types when needed, such as diaphragm pumps and sanitary pumps. The type needed is determined by convenience and safety.
It’s Liquid! Can’t We Just Pour It?
Top Green Tea Diet
Your daughter has definitely entered an entirely different part of the country. Her phone calls home are about crawfish boils, creole dishes, and other kinds of cajun specialties. Her first three years at college have been south in the state of Louisiana and after she completes her Bachelors Degree this year she may be staying [...]
While we typically think of flowers as something just to be seen, humans have always known that certain flower petals can also be eaten. Today, the crystallized rose petal and other edible blossoms are used in many different ways to enhance our eating experience. Here’s what you need to know about the crystallized rose petal [...]
Few industries are growing as fast as craft brewing. In 2015, the number of operating craft breweries in the U.S. grew 15% to more than than 4,200, which was the most in the history of the country. Craft beer now makes up about 12% of the overall beer market in the U.S., and the craft [...]
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