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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 [...]

That’s No Moon! . . . Wait. Sorry, Everyone, It’s Just the Moon

A constable on the night shift radioed his sergeant one night late in August to tell him he was “off up the hills” to investigate a suspicious light coming from the other side of Client Hills, Worcestershire. The light was bright—headlights, he thought—and he made the call expecting to find a couple looking for a [...]

Chips, Crisps, Croustilles: A Global Tour of Unusual Potato Chip Flavors

There’s a whole world of chip flavors out there that most of us have never even imagined. Here are some of the most interesting. Australia: Some of the most popular flavors of late sound quite tasty, or at least intriguing, including lime and pepper, sweet chili sauce & sour cream, honey soy chicken, kangaroo, emu and Caesar [...]

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 [...]

Should Heat Generated by Crematorium Be Used to Warm a Swimming Pool?

In Redditch, UK, there’s a recreation center next to a large crematorium. The latter generates a lot of heat, which is currently going to waste. So why not make use of it? Redditch council in Worcestershire says it can save £14,500 a year by warming its new Abbey Stadium sports centre with heat from the crematorium’s [...]

Funny and Rude UK Place Names

You knew there were some provocative place names in the United Kingdom. Now we have a definitive (and long) list of funny place names in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland all in one place. Here is a small sample: Titley Close, London Swallow Passage, London Bachelors Bump, Essex, UK Crapstone, Devon Fanny Hands Lane, Lincolnshire Golden Balls, Oxfordshire, UK Hornyold Road, [...]

50% More Worcestershire Sauce!

This past week we purchased the bottle on the right above – French’s “Classic” Worcestershire sauce, in the 15 oz. size – to replace the old one on the left with the “New and Improved!” label. The label of the new bottle indicates that it has 50% MORE* (with the asterisk). I can’t reproduce the letter [...]