Food FYI: Dessert tastes better with a gold spoon?
The Financial Times attends a series of scientific experiments into the way spoons coated in different metals affect the taste of food. Mango relish tastes great with copper and zinc.
CHAMPAGNE SCREW CAP
The world's first high-pressure sparkling wine under screw cap debuts in Sydney, Australia, reports Wine Spectator. Until now, screw caps have been deemed reliable only for very lightly carbonated sparkling wines.
A woman who consumes 30,000 calories a day in her quest to become the fattest woman in the world, says the Huffington Post, prepares to marry her fiance, a chef. "That helps out," she says.
MORE ON MICROBES
Edible Geography geeks out on the link between the research of extremophiles (organisms that live in conditions that would be hostile to most life on Earth) and food preservation. Both aim to go beyond the limits of (shelf) life.
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