The World’s New Center of Pancake Research

With publication of the new study “Pancake Flipping is Hard” by three researchers at the University of Nantes, the city of Nantes becomes the de facto international capital of pancake research. Details of the study are given below. First, here is a Google map showing primary sources of pancakes in the city: The study is: “Pancake Flipping […]

Verdi’s Gastromusicology

The Bibliore blog reports: In opera, eating and drinking function largely as they do in society—they define social relationships…. [Some] gastromusicological laws may be deduced from Verdi’s operas: A meal is never sad. Hunger is never happy. A shared meal or drink is a socially cohesive event. The presence of food or drink precludes immediate catastrophe (unless poison is involved)…. […]

“Do you want eggs with that?”

What are the levels of natural or unavoidable defects in foods that present no health hazards for humans? For answers, see the online Defect Levels Handbook of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “These ‘Food Defect Action Levels’ listed in this booklet are set on this premise–that they pose no inherent hazard to […]