Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: food

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How Did Roasting Vegetables Become a Thing?
Chances are good that at whatever holiday feast you attend this year, one dish will include vegetables that have been simply, gloriously roasted. They...

The Radical Design of PizzaExpress
How one chain changed the way we eat. Words by Digby Warde-Aldam; Illustration by Sinjin Li

The truffle industry is a big scam. Not just truffle oil, everything
There is a good joke: because of sanctions against Russia, the price of tartufata will increase. I may not be objective about the quality of the joke, as I invented it, but the fact is: what is sold as truffle flavor is 2,4-dithiapentane, an organosulfur compound that is naturally found in truffles, and though it is practically impossible to extract it from truffles, it can be extracted from oil.

Ultimate list of Japanese Vegetable Cutting Techniques - The Chef Dojo
Want to improve your knife skills? Take a look at this list of Japanese vegetable cutting techniques. Start from the basics, and work your way up to master.

The study of obesity is the study of mysteries.

Sensory Panels and the Future of Food
Who produces flavour? Words by Barclay Bram; Illustration by Michelle Wong

They Hacked McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines—and Started a Cold War | WIRED
Secret codes. Legal threats. Betrayal. How one couple built a device to fix McDonald’s notoriously broken soft-serve machines—and how the fast-food giant froze them out.

The forgotten medieval fruit with a vulgar name - BBC Future
Medieval Europeans were fanatical about a strange fruit that could only be eaten rotten. Then it was forgotten altogether. Why did they love it so much? And why did it disappear?