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Grumpy Cat Tattoo Is The Ultimate Way To Hate

Tardar Sauce, aka Grumpy Cat, has finally reached the ultimate point of internet stardom by becoming the subject of a tattoo. The person sporting this grumpy ink clearly knows how Tard feels, and has agreed to Hate Everything for the rest of their life. Link  –via Laughing Squid

5 Moments in Sauce History That Changed The Way We Eat

Whether it’s the classic brunch staple Hollandaise or Guy Fieri’s Donkey Sauce, human beings have always seemed to have a love affair with condiments. From the murky history behind Worcestershire sauce to the great French culinary tradition of the five Mother Sauces, here are five key moments in sauce history that have changed the way [...]

Wasabi as a Weapon

If you’ve ever had wasabi – that curiously strong green paste* in sushi – then you’d know it’s weapon-grade food. But it’s not every day that you hear it actually used as a weapon: A [...]

Tabasco: Secret Sauce of Space Travel

That bottle to the left, Neatoramanauts, may just be the secret sauce for interplanetary travel. That’s right, tabasco. Turns out that after spending some time in space, astronauts’ taste in food change: If you think astronauts [...]

Wired’s Lab-Tested, Muppet-Vetted Formulas for Smartifying Your Life

Wired magazine has an article full of tips for making your life better with science, from untangling your earbuds to dunking cookies in milk. The Muppets are there to lend a little levity, but the science behind these things is all real. This includes the physics of splattering spaghetti sauce on your shirt. One of the [...]

Dietribes: Soy Sauce

• Originating over 2,500 years ago, soy sauce was likely a way to “stretch” salt, a historically pricey find. Lucky us, it has remained popular despite the increased availability of its featured ingredient! • Making soy sauce is now highly-automated, of course, but it used to be made by hand through a rather painstaking process. “One 19th century [...]

Hot Momma

Leslie Hall is the Quality Assurance Industrial Specialist for Tabasco Sauce. That means she tastes the hot Tabasco brand sauce all day, every day. It’s her job. “I like it hot! I’m a Louisiana girl,” she smiled. She better like it — as a food scientist, Leslie tests every batch of Tabasco Sauce four times, checking [...]

Sauce-Injected McNuggets: Yummy or Gross?

Still dipping your McNuggets in sauce? That’s so last week! The hot new trend in fast food cuisine is injecting sauce directly into McNuggets. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats dared to push the culinary envelope: There’s not really much to say about this project that the pictures don’t already explain much better. I opted for the [...]

Breaking Down the Bloody Mary

Science has finally confirmed what I already knew to be true: the bloody mary is one tasty beverage. And, there appears to be a scientific explanation for the deliciousness. An article on NPR’s Shots Health blog details one scientist and his work with the famous concoction that combines tomato and lime juices with Worcestershire sauce [...]