There is an airport in Italy that will let you bring 500g of liquid on a plane, so long as it is Pesto.
Pink Himalayan Salt is one of the most expensive salts in the world. People claim it contains more minerals than ordinary table salt. Scientists found the amount of minerals it contains is so miniscule that it makes no measurable difference.
50% of the calories Americans consume come from nutrient-depleted, ultra-processed foods, including refined flours and industrial seed oils. A recent study indicates that US children and adults have high rates of deficiency of vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and folate, as well as the mineral iron
A family-run restaurant in Bangkok has had a the same giant pot of soup simmering for 45 years. When it runs low, they top it off. It’s a beef noodle soup called neua tuna. It simmers in a giant pot. Fresh meat like raw sliced beef, tripe and other organs is added daily. But any broth leftover is preserved at the end of each day and used in the next day’s soup. It’s an ancient cooking method that gives the soup a unique flavor and aroma.
Half of all US food produce is thrown away (left in the field to rot, fed to livestock or hauled directly from the field to landfill) because of unrealistic and unyielding “cosmetic food” standards.
According to a study by WWF, Dalberg, and the University of Newcastle, Australia, “on average, people could actually be ingesting approximately 5 grams of microplastics every week – that’s the equivalent of a credit card.”
Sneaker brand Koio has partnered with pastry chef Dominique Ansel to produce croissant-themed sneakers. According to Fast Company:
This may be the first-ever sneaker collaboration with a baker. And it is certainly the only sneaker inspired by a croissant on the market… The sneaker’s upper is made of calf leather that has the texture of eggshells, flour-white suede, patent leather the color of yellow butter, and detailing on the toe and heel that looks like sugar. To top everything off, the laces come adorned with a rose-gold croissant accent.
They can be yours for only $348. Oh, and each pair also comes with a package of Dominique Ansel pancake mix.
One reason spicy foods are common in hot countries is that spicy foods make you sweat, which in turn helps you cool down faster. It’s a phenomenon called “gustatory hidrosis.”
In 2015, Whole Foods tried to sell Asparagus Water for $6 (literally three stalks of asparagus in a bottle of water). Twitter users made fun of the company for selling such a ridiculously pricey item. The company’s CEO then issued an apology and pulled off the product from the shelves.