Kimchee, hot soup, and nose filters all figure in the search for understanding and containment of the Covid-19 pandemic. They figure especially highly in this newly published study: “Assessment of Coronavirus disease, the nose pollution filter, fermented spicy Kimchee, and peppery hot soup consumed in Korea,” Y. S. Chung, Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health, vol. […]
Brian Wansink talks, in this video, about the Bottomless Soup Bowl Experiment, and how that won him the 2007 Ig Nobel prize for nutrition.
“Traditional chicken soup was prepared according to a family recipe, which will be referred to as ‘Grandma’s soup’ (C. Fleischer; personal communication; 1970). This recipe is as follows: • 1 5- to 6-lb stewing hen or baking chicken; • 1 package of chicken wings; • 3 large onions; • 1 large sweet potato; • 3 […]
Today’s Headline of the Day is a two-fer. 1. “Red Wine Rivals Diabetes Drug in Lab Tests,” says a February 1 headline in Wine Spectator, going on to say, “Researchers working in biotechnology laboratories in Vienna have found that red wine contains favorable levels of a chemical [rosiglitazone, marketed under the name Avandia] currently used […]