Debunking BPA, Tanghulu, Fried chopsticks
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by Ann
1w ago
In this episode we are looking at the dangers of making tanghulu in the microwave. Is BPA dangerous? How much BPA is safe? And why you shouldn’t eat fried toothpicks? What about packing peanuts? Are they safe to eat? If you want to do more reading of your own, here’s the reference list for the BPA part of the video: Adeyi, A.A. and Babalola, B.A. (2019). Bisphenol-A (BPA) in Foods commonly consumed in Southwest Nigeria ..read more
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Rich v Poor Food 300 Years Ago
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by Ann
3w ago
Recipe Source: W Ellis, 1750, The Country Housewife’s Family Companion: OR Profitable Directions for whatever relates to the management and good economy of the domestic concerns of a country life. Savoury Water Gruel Savoury Water gruel made by poor people. – Some put water, oatmeal, and shed onions or leeks, into a pot at discretion, and boil them till enough: The onion or leek gives the gruel a leasing relish, and altogether supplies the place ..read more
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Poisonous Foods 2
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by Ann
1M ago
Once you are aware of these poisonous or dangerous foods you can easily avoid them. If you think you may have been effected fast treatment is important. Here are symptoms to watch out for, be aware that not everyone has the exact same reaction. Rat Lung Worm Symptoms Intense headaches Stiff neck Tingling or painful sensitive sensation in skin Vomiting Low grade fever Nerve pain, some survivors describe this as any areas of past injuries ..read more
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Is the YouTube algorithm biased against women?
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by Ann
1M ago
Three questions youtube won’t answer: 1. Is the YouTube AI algorithm biased against women? This question was posed to me many years ago by a YouTube employee when the algorithm first switched to AI. More recently the lack of female creators at conferences brough this question back up in my mind. All AI algorithms are trained on historical data, they are not neutral. The problem is, if there is any bias in that data they ..read more
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Debunking: Fire Reveal Cakes, Colour Blind Glasses and more
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by Ann
2M ago
In this episode we look into colour blind glasses to see what they actually do. Do colour blind glasses even work? Are fire reveal cakes dangerous? And five-minute crafts has a new channel, reacting to five-minute crafts videos. Colour blind tests Colour arrangement tests: https://www.xrite.com/hue-test Color Arrangement Test Ishihara style tests: Color Blind Test https://www.color-blind-test.com/ishihara-color-blind-test-more https://enchroma.com/pages/color-blindness-test Colour blind filters https://www.toptal.com/designers/colorfilter Coblis — Color Blindness Simulator My Cookbook Stores t ..read more
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Can you trick your brain using smell?
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by Ann
2M ago
Flavor is a multisensory affair. Your taste buds detect five primary tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami. But the real star of the show is our nose. Close your eyes and inhale. Ah, the aroma! It wafts from your steaming coffee, your sizzling bacon, or that freshly baked bread. But why does it matter? The aroma turning those 5 basic tastes into millions of distinct flavours. Many people, who lost their smell when they ..read more
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Debunking: Pine Needle Soda, Flat Cookies
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by Ann
3M ago
Cookie recipe used in the tests: 175g (6.17 ounces) (1 cup) brown sugar 165g (5.82 ounces) (165g (5.82 ounces)) white sugar 150g (5.29 ounces) butter 1 teaspoon vanilla paste 1 egg 225g (7.94 ounces) (1 1/2 cups) plain flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 400g (14.11 ounces) chocolate chips (normally for cookies I’d use chopped chocolate but considering how many batches I had to make today I went with chocolate chips). Preheat the ..read more
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Can you make chocolate from linden tree berries?
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by Ann
4M ago
A subscriber recently sent me a link to a video where the creator used berries from the Linden tree to make chocolate. They said it “tastes exactly like chocolate”. Which of course means we have to try it. Cocoa beans are special. They contain the chocolatey flavour, colour and smell of chocolate. They also contain the magical cocoa butter that a fat that is solid at room temperature but melts in your mouth. The only ..read more
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Who Invented Gingerbread Houses?
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by Ann
5M ago
I was struck by the beauty of what I thought was a gingerbread house in a 150 year old cookbook. But according to the book it was a decoration made of gum paste. Not to be deterred I drew up a template for it and baked it out of gingerbread. Source: Drawing by E. RONJAT in The Royal Book of Pastry and Confectionery (le livre de patisserie) by Jules Goufffe chef de cuisine of the ..read more
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The truth about aspartame
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by Ann
7M ago
Aspartame is one of the most researched food additives with hundreds of studies testing its effects on rats and humans. In this episode we will look at the validity of different studies and whether aspartame is safe to consume. My Cookbook Stores that sell my book listed by country: http://bit.ly/ARcookbook All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups ..read more
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