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Gelato, Sorbet, Ice Cream… Cool Stuff!

Do you hate it when someone offers “gelato” but then hands you a bowl of sorbet? Or when you order frozen yoghurt, only to receive soft-serve ice cream? Or worse: Maybe you’re the one disappointing your dessert-savvy dinner guests. Well, this guide should help you keep your frozen treats cool. (As most of the desserts on this list come from dairy products, you might want to first skim our posts on milk and cream to brush up on the culinary science.) Ice …

The Keto Diet: High Fat, Low Carb. Really?

Celebrities from Kim Kardashian to LeBron James are hailing keto – an extreme high fat, low carb diet plan – as the silver bullet for weight loss. But what is the keto diet, exactly? And does it really work? The science of keto The keto diet may be the latest dieting trends but it actually dates back to the 1920s, when it was introduced as a treatment for epilepsy in children. Of the three macronutrients – carbohydrates, proteins and fats – …

Where’s the Beef? It’s Hamburger Day

It is May 28, also known as Hamburger Day – the day George Washington accidentally invented the classic American snack while stranded on the Delaware River with nothing but two steaks, a dinner roll and his musket. Just kidding. George Washington didn’t invent the hamburger. But he may as well have: The origin of the hamburger is shrouded in myth and meaty legend, with many people claiming to have been the first to put a slab of grilled ground beef …

Coconut Water: The World’s Best Rehydration Drink?

We’re nuts for coconuts. Well, at least coconut water, which in recent years has been plucked from the tree and marketed as a super drink that can cure everything from high blood pressure to cancer. But is such a reputation deserved? Not exactly – after all, there is no such thing as a cure-all superfood – but the potassium-rich drink is still great for all for a range of reasons. But before we get to them, let’s start with a …

Celebrate Breakfast: Happy Cereal Day

What is Cereal Day, you ask? Well, every March 7, we, the breakfast enthusiasts of the world, celebrate the food movement that literally revolutionised morning eating. The first proper breakfast cereal, corn flakes, was invented by American doctor John H Kellogg in 1877 while he was the director of a sanitarium in the US state of Michigan. Kellogg was an early proponent of health and wellness through diet, and with his brother later founded the cereal company that still bears …

Eight Superfoods You Should Be Eating Right Now

Our desire for that magical ingredient that will help us lose weight faster, think better or live longer has vaulted the term “superfood” into the popular lexicon. According to Google Trends, we actually hit peak superfood more than two years ago: on January 29, 2016, to be exact, when Jasmin Queen won the ABC reality TV series “My Diet is Better Than Yours” with something called the superfood swap diet. But Google searches containing the term “superfood” are still tracking …