Food & Drink

How to Eat Snails

Category: Food & Drink

Snails, also called escargot, are typically served on odd looking plates with strange utensils. Knowing a little snail etiquette can save a lot of embarrassment.

When were Styrofoam Cups Invented?

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The earliest precursor to what we call the styrofoam cup was invented in Germany in the 19th century. Today, however, when we enjoy a hot drink that stays hot or a cold drink that stays cold, holding it in a hand that stays dry and at normal body temperature, we are actually using a different type of foamed plastic called polystyrene. Read on to learn more about the history of the "styrofoam cup."

Anise Oil Vs Extract

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The strong, fragrant and sweet qualities of anise make it a perfect addition to many recipes. Often they call for the actual seeds, but it is also possible to use anise oil or extract to impart the flavor. For the most part, the difference between oil and extract is slight. However, some important differences and a few facts should be kept in mind before making a purchase.