Archive for the 'food' tag

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year for Thanksgiving the People of LWON decided to offer our thanks in a slightly different format: by hand. Read our thanks (if you can read...
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Ice Cream Essay

Transcript of actual e-mail conversation between me and another contributor to The Last Word on Nothing, a little over a week ago: Me: I’ve...
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Stealth Artificial Sweeteners in Soda

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Where Did Corn Come From?

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Eating Whale Meat in Norway

Today at Last Word on Nothing I have a little essay about eating whale meat. This spring while I was living in Sweden I had a lovely visit with my...
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A Pepper With Buzz

The Szechuan pepper is a curious beast. It’s used as a seasoning in certain East Asian cuisines–most obviously food from China’s...
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Museum Tourist: Museu de la Xocolata

Today was International Museum Day. I tried to go to about 7 museums, all but one of which was either completely closed for renovation, mostly closed...
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turkey surgery

For ScienceNOW last week, I wrote a quick item about turkey surgery. Well, how to close up your stuffed turkey. If you, like me, thought, “Why...
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museum tourist: air and space reception

One of the many lovely things about living (a) in the nation’s capital and (b) near my parents is that I occasionally get taken along to...
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oreo science: edicion en espaƱol

Loyal readers may recall my shipboard foray into oreo science two years ago, in which I learned that the ship’s mini-pack oreos were way...
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