In the poorest areas of Africa, people wave oiled-up pans in the air, so that Midge Flies stick to it. After catching enough bugs, they are scraped off and cooked into a meatball. Catching the flies with the pan is very entertaining for the kids in the village.
Because of the Bambi effect, some people will not eat a whole fish.
The world’s most expensive pizza listed by Guinness World Records is a seafood pizza that costs CA$450.
Colonel Sanders, as he got older, wasn’t a fan of KFC. According to the Consumerist, in the 1970s, Sanders commented publicly that KFC’s gravy reminded him of “sludge” and the mashed potatoes of “wallpaper paste.” KFC ended up suing its founder, but lost. Why? In part, because, as the court found, “the assertion that the chicken served by Kentucky Fried Chicken Corp. was not prepared exactly according to Sanders’ original recipe was not defamatory. It is almost inevitable that at least slight deviations would occur. Indeed, prospective customers would expect that.”
JELL-O is made from pork skins, horses and cattle bones, or split cattle hides.
There has been a number of long term studies on the possibility of dosing food in radiation as a form of preservation and sterilization. However, while it has been found to be completely safe, there is a large resistance to it because of the negative impression of and confusion over radiation.
Lemon juice makes fish taste and smell less ‘fishy’ because its acid neutralizes a chemical group in the fish called amines, making them non-volatile and stopping the smell.
Between 2010-2012, DNA testing found that over half of fish labeled and sold as “Tuna” in the USA was NOT tuna. 87% of Red Snapper sold were also found to be completely mislabeled.