You should never wash raw chicken. Doing do increases your risk of food poisoning from campylobacter bacteria by splashing water contaminated with the bacteria onto hands, work surfaces, clothing, and cooking equipment.
Women have historically been barred from cooking sushi due to a superstition that their hands are too warm.
Due to their similar protein composition, blood can be used as an egg substitute in baking and making ice cream.
The poverty line in America was designed assuming every family had a housewife who was a skillful cook.
A French chemist unboiled an egg.
In late 2007, a street in Central London had to be shut down due to reports of a chemical weapons attack. It was actually a Thai restaurant cooking up hot sauce.
Before the invention of electricity, there was a “spice clock”, a clock that opened a different compartment of spices each hour so that people waking in the night could taste the time before going back to sleep.