Tag - food

McBarge

The McBarge, officially named the Friendship 500, was a McDonald's restaurant, built on a barge for Expo '86 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Moored on Expo grounds in Vancouver's False Creek, it was the first floating McDonald's location in the world, inte...

Cholula Hot Sauce

Cholula hot sauce is a brand of chili-based hot sauce, manufactured in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, and licensed by Tequila Cuervo La Rojeña, S.A. de C.V.. The product is packaged with an iconic round wooden cap in various colors. Four varieties of Cholula ar...

Bovine somatotropin

Bovine somatotropin (abbreviated bST and BST), or BGH, is a chain of amino acids produced by the cow's pituitary gland. Like other hormones, it is produced in small quantities and is used in regulating metabolic processes. Since 1994 it has been possible t...

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a small evergreen tree belonging to the family Lauraceae, native to Sri Lanka, or the spice obtained from the tree's bark. Arab traders brought the spice via overland trade routes to Alexandria in Egypt, where it was bought by Venetian traders...

Harland 'Colonel' Sanders

Harland David Sanders, better known as Colonel Sanders was an American entrepreneur who founded Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). His image is omnipresent in the chain's advertising and packaging, and his name is sometimes used as a synonym for the KFC product...

Florida Stone Crab

The Florida stone crab, Menippe mercenaria, ranges from North Carolina to Panama. It is brownish red with gray spots and a whitish underside. It has large and unequally-sized claws with black tips. In addition to the usual sexual dimorphism exhibited by cr...

Cheese

Cheese is a generic term for a diverse group of milk-based food products. Cheese is produced throughout the world in wide-ranging flavors, textures, and forms. Cheese consists of proteins and fat from milk, usually the milk of cows, buffalo, goats, or shee...

Molecular Gastronomy

Cheese is a generic term for a diverse group of milk-based food products. Cheese is produced throughout the world in wide-ranging flavors, textures, and forms. Cheese consists of proteins and fat from milk, usually the milk of cows, buffalo, goats, or shee...

Balut (egg)

A balut is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell. It is commonly sold as streetfood in the Philippines. They are common, everyday food in some other countries in Southeast Asia, such ...

Chewing Gum

Chewing gum is a type of gum traditionally made of chicle, a natural latex product, or synthetic rubber known as polyisobutylene, which is a non-vulcanisable form of the butyl rubber (isoprene-isobutylene) used for inner tubes or to line tubeless tires. Fo...

Hot Dog

A hot dog (also known as a frankfurter, frank, wiener, or weenie) is a moist sausage of soft, even texture and flavor, often made from advanced meat recovery or meat slurry. Most types are fully cooked, cured or smoked. It is often placed hot in a special ...

Big Mac Index

The Big Mac Index was introduced in The Economist in September 1986 by Pam Woodall as a semi-humorous illustration and has been published by that paper annually since then. The index also gave rise to the word burgernomics. UBS Wealth Management Research h...

Casu Marzu

Casu marzu is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese, notable for being riddled with live insect larvae. It is found mainly in Sardinia, Italy. Casu marzu literally means "rotten cheese" in Sardinian, and the cheese is known colloquially as maggot chees...

Naga Jolokia Pepper

The Naga Jolokia — also known as Bhut Jolokia, Ghost Chili, Ghost Pepper, Naga Morich — is a chili pepper. It is a naturally occurring inter-specific hybrid originating in the Assam region of northeastern India. It also grows in the Indian states of Nagala...

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