Why salad basically sucks

It’s not that it’s rabbit food or that it’s the food our food eats, despite Ron Swanson’s best efforts to convince us otherwise. It’s all to do with that fact that salads are inefficient. They’re water sucks with little nutrients–and there are way better ways to eat vegetables.

Click to learn more at: The Washington Post


The real reason American beer sucks

Any time American tourists leave the country, they are confronted with better beer than is available from the domestic macro-breweries. I’m talking about beers like Chimay Bleue or the original Budweiser and beyond.

But why have American beers come to resemble urine in a pressurized metal can?

Click to find out at: The Atlantic


Actually making those recipes from the 1950s

The 50 weren’t known for their culinary expertise or finesse; rather for their absolutely disgustingp-looking foods made using ingredients that no modern person would ever dream of putting into their bodies.

But what if a modern person were to dream of putting it into their bodies? How would it taste? How would it look like?

Click to find out at: Medium


Getting eggs safely to you

Eggs are one of the most mundane things in American society–and yet every single person can relate to having an egg crack prematurely. This sad reality has led to many attempts to design solutions to transport eggs en masse but in a way that nothing is lost.

Take a trip back in time to see how the design of the simple egg carton advanced so that you can enjoy your omelette without a care in the world.

Click to read at: Core 77

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Eating your dog for dinner

As the stereotype goes, the Chinese love eating dogs. But the reality is a bit more complicated than that. Follow the story of a young girl and her dog–that later became the family dinner–to explore the culture of food in China and exactly why their diet includes Fido when that of other nations doesn’t.

Click to learn more at: BBC News


Eat at the restaurant with Hitler’s champagne

It’s not every day that you make a major discovery–especially one tied to closely to the entirety of Western history. Yet, that’s exactly what happened to the owner of Zum Dreispitz, a restaurant in Saxony, Germany on the grounds of a historic castle.

It turns out that the before Zum Dreispitz, the Nazis had a secret hidden in that castle.Now it’s been found: bottle upon bottles of champagne and cognac that was saved for der Fuhrer.

Click to learn more at: Vice Munchies