Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stink Beans

Stink Bean aka Petai is found in Indonesia, Malaysia and other areas of South-east Asia. Usually the seed of the bean is eaten in stir fries.
It deserves its less-than-attractive name from what it does to the body odor of the eater... alter it in less than desirable way.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Apple history

The majority of the apple trees originally planted in the US were not purposed for edible apples, but to grow fruit for alcohol production.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Artichokes, when ripe and ready, will squeek when you squeeze them.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Originating from the phillipines & Indonesia, cloves actually come off the dried flowers from the clove tree.
Alleged properties of cloves: helps digestion. against acne. fights bad breath. indians think it has aphrodisiac qualities. eases coughts. relaxes muscle cramps.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Greek Yoghurt

What makes greek yoghurt 'greek' and / or different from other Yoghurts?
Generally: Lower fat, higher protein content, and more 'probiotics', or bacteria per amount of yoghurt.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Berkshires (Pork)

Famed and well marketed producing area of pork products, the Berkshires are located in Western Massachussetts.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


THe Halibut is one of the largest saltwater fish. It's a flatfish usually available fresh in the summer and fall. It also contains a fair amount of tryptohan (yes, of turkey fame)...