Space-Age Cooking Taking Another Giant Leap for Mankind

The 3-D printer is a technological device that’s expected to drastically change the world over the next few decades. The vast majority of those changes will take place in the business world, yet if researchers at Columbia University are successful, the world of cooking will also be a part of these changes.

This is the sort of device that was envisioned long ago when people sought to visualize the future. In this particular case, the design of the equipment will have a robotic arm as its key component, according to the two students working on it. That arm will have eight slots where cartridges of frozen food can be placed and its size was compared to that of a standard coffee maker.

The goal is to make this a practical endeavor, with the researchers currently working with the International Culinary Center to determine which ingredients will be the most adaptable to this new format.

The leader of this project is Columbia professor Hod Lipson, who noted that food production was one of the few areas where technological innovation has not made great strides over the past few decades. He sees the effort as a chance for people to individualize their meals, focusing on the most nutritional aspects.

The fact that the eventual finished product will allow chefs to take various concepts to the next level, with the general public sharing their own particular recipes. It could conceivably have the potential to be able to quickly serve large groups of people.

Ways To Use Lemons In The Home

Lemons are often seen as sour and not very tasty unless they are used in a glass of tea or in a dessert. They can be used with other ingredients in some recipes, such as fish or pork. Instead of using lemons with foods and beverages, consider using them for a few other tasks that you need to complete around the home.

When you cut a piece of fruit, such as an apple, you might notice that it turns brown. Using a small wedge of lemon, rub the juice on the half of the fruit that has been cut. This will lock in the flavors and keep the fruit from turning brown. If you don’t want to use cups or bowls to serve ice cream or sorbet, scoop out the fruit of half a lemon, using the rind as the serving dish. You will often notice a hint of lemon in the dessert as well.

The juice from a lemon can be used to polish stainless steel. You don’t have to add the juice to water. All you need to do is cut a lemon in half and rub the juice along the surface of the appliance before rinsing the appliance with water. Lemon juice can also be used to clean silverware and chrome. Place halves of lemons in a bowl of water to clean the microwave. Turn the microwave on for about a minute on high. Leave the bowl inside so that the steam can loosen the food particles on the microwave.

Enjoy Deep Fried Twinkies At Home

It is no secret that many Americans enjoy deep fried foods. Often times these treats can only be enjoyed if you own your own deep fryer, or visit a state fair. Deep fried treats can include foods such as Oreos, cheesecake, funnel cakes, burgers, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, candy bars, and a crowd favorite- the Twinkie. Now, according to the article on, you will be able to enjoy the deep fried Twinkie in the comfort of your own home without having to use a deep fryer!

Hostess, the makers of the beloved snack cake, have announced that they will be releasing a prepackaged version of the deep fried treat that will be sold in stores. More specifically, this mock-fried treat will only be available in your local Walmart and just for a year according to Anne D’Innocenzio, who covers Walmart news for the Associated Press. These treats are finally going to be a reality after there were rumors circulating last summer about them.

Now you may be curious how these Twinkies will be deep fried without the use of an in-home fryer. They will not be sold on the shelves, but rather in the frozen food section of the store. Consumers will then have to heat the sweet treat themselves and the reheating will somehow emulate the wonderfully delicious taste of a fresh, out-of-the fryer Twinkie. We may just have to try one to find out for ourselves.

Blood, Saliva Tests Can Detect Head and Neck Cancers Early

Head and neck cancer is currently the seventh most common worldwide, but there is currently no biomarker available which controls the response of patients to therapy.

Saliva and blood is possible to detect the presence of DNA of head and neck cancer, which can be used to improve the treatment and monitoring of people with this disease.

A team from Johns Hopkins University tested saliva in a group of 93 patients with head and neck cancer and the results suggest that a simple blood or saliva analysis could enable the detection and monitoring of head and neck cancer.

“In our work, saliva tests appeared to be the best approach to detect cancer in the oral cavity and the blood seemed to find more cancers of the larynx, and oropharynx. However, the combination of a blood and saliva test can be the best for cancer in any of these areas,” confirms Nishant Agrawal, one of the authors.

In their study, the analysis of both fluids reliably detected cancer in 96% of samples from 47 patients with head and neck cancer, while the analysis of saliva alone was able to detect cancer in 46 patients. Many at Madison Street Capital found this study pretty interesting.

Although it is known that these types of tumors shed DNA fragments in fluids like blood, saliva, and urine, levels are so low that make it difficult to detect. But in recent years, technological advances have allowed for minute mutations to be found in body fluids.

Currently, tests cost several hundred dollars to detect head and neck cancer, but blood and saliva tests could reduce the costs to less than half a dollar.

Only At State Fair

Sometimes what a person eats is a direct reflection of their class, their wealth, and their status in life. Those who are well-off in life tend to dine on the finer things in life. This can include things like prime rib, salmon, truffles, and so on and so forth. Those who are less off in life tend to dine on lower class meals such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or rice. So what type of person combines the two into one strange meal? People who sell food at the state fair of course.

Allow me to introduce you to a really bizarre food pairing that’s either extremely classy, or extremely trashy depending on how you look at it. I’m talking about the caviar topped twinkie. Crystal Hunt isn’t sure if she will even attempt to try it after seeing some posts on Facebook. It combines two of America’s favorite things, to two different types of people. Who would eat this monstrosity? Well people who hit up state fairs generally go for the interesting types of food. After all, that’s what you do at State Fairs. There’s always some strange food that shouldn’t exist. Take for example the krispy kreme cheeseburgers which are a basic cheeseburger stuffed in between two donuts.

These foods would never probably exist in the real world, but for what short weekend they’re fun to try. This one is fun to try if you’re rich. According to GrubStreet this twinkie concoction will cost you 125 dollars. That’s a lot to pay for something that would probably just give you a tummy ache.

Trans Fat On Its Way Out

You’ve heard it a hundred times, trans fat is bad for you. It turns out that trans fat is so bad for your body, it will bebanned from the U.S. by 2018.

Trans fat, or partially hydrogenated oils, has been deemed unsafe by the FDA and now food companies have 3 years to either remove it from their products, or prove it isn’t harmful. While the FDA has certainly delivered a striking blow to the food industry, it probably won’t change much. The equation is very simple: the higher cost of healthier, natural ingredients is more than food companies want to pay. What we will see in the next 3 years is probably a safer alternative, such as palm oil, that is still not very healthy. Food giants seem to usually get what they want. Have you ever noticed that there isn’t a recommended daily percentage for sugar intake on nutrition labels?

While huge food companies like Monsanto and General Mills seem to have all of the resources, the real power still rests with the consumer states It’s a free market, and individuals can always choose what they want, ultimately dictating what the food companies will provide.

San Andreas Box Office Quake is Causing Some Serious Fact Checking

For weeks, critics predicted that San Andreas would rock the box office. The film features Dwayne Johnson and includes a plot with a super earthquake that destroys Los Angeles, and everything else in its path. After watching the film, many began to ask if this could really happen? Seismologist Lucile Jones shed some light on the film’s premise. First, Jones explains that the type of earthquakes in the film isn’t a swarm. Instead, seismologist call this type of event a triggered earthquake, and explains that it is possible.


Jones also states studies have been done regarding the possibility of a huge San Andreas earthquake and the number of fatalities are nowhere near the numbers in the movie. For instance, in the study only 1,800 fatalities were garnered, which surprised Stephen Murray CCMP Capital a little. Jones goes on to say, dying in an earthquake is very unlikely. Jones’ last words of wisdom were to enjoy the film as a blockbuster hit, and not to take it as a seismologist lesson because much of the film isn’t accurate.

Genetically Modified Food has Officially Claimed its First Life

Genetically Modified Food, known as GMO, has claimed its first life. Juan Pedro Ramos of Madrid died from anaphylaxis after eating a genetically modified tomato. Doctors of the Carlos III in Madrid, Spain have confirmedthe reason of the death of Mr. Ramos in a recent press conference.
The tomato that 24 year old Mr. Ramos ate contained fish genes. Allergic to fish, but unaware that the tomato contained fish genes (who would know?), Mr. Ramos ate the tomato for lunch and shortly thereafter had a violent allergic reaction to the fish genes inside. His throat began to swell, he developed an itchy red rash on his body and his blood pressure dropped. Aware of his food allergies, Mr. Ramos has an Epi-Pen and injected himself with a dose of epinephrine. The epinephrine did little good and he was quickly taken to the hospital by some of his co-workers.
The hospital doctors began to immediately work on Mr. Ramos, but the drugs typically administered for anaphylaxis were ineffective at treating him. He died in just over one hour after reaching the hospital.
After his death, the medical team discovered that all he had eaten just prior to having this deadly allergic reaction was a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich and a diet Coke. Folks at Anastasia Date have learned that a thorough investigation led to the discovery that the tomato was genetically modified and contained allergy causing fish genes.

Beneful : Full Of Goodness

The motto of Beneful brand dog food fits this product well. Not only do the makers of Beneful jump through lots of hoops to make sure that their food extends standards, but they are also very involved in the community around them. Beneful is truly all about the dogs.

The makers of Beneful take special care to ensure that their food is the best that it can be. Their tracking system allows them to track the origins of all raw ingredients from the time that they are delivered to their manufacturing plants to the time they are turned into finished products. The tracking does not stop there, however. The products are then tracked to the retail stores.

The standards at the manufacturing plants are one of the strictest in the dog food industry. Ingredient specifications need to meet standards according to Purina. Product safety, sanitation procedures, and strict manufacturing all need to be followed and standards need to be met.

Beneful not only is strict on how its food is made, but they also feel that their food needs to go to the dogs. Their advertising is not only directed at pet owners, but at dogs themselves. Their commercials have been known to not only have cute dogs in them for the audience viewing pleasure ,but they have noises in them that are directed to the dogs themselves. Thus getting the dogs interested in their products.

They do not stop there. The makers of Beneful believe that dogs need more than good food in order to be happy. They need to play for a well-balanced life. One of the best ways for owners and dogs to get out and play is to go to a dog park. However, not every city or town has a dog park that is safe for dogs to go play. Beneful has sponsored the funding for the creation or recreation of many dog parks that give dogs a safe place to play.

Fine Wine According to The Antique Wine Company


Fine wine is a Eurpean cultural phenomenon that has a history of over three millennia. And like any other complex element of our culture, experiencing fine wine requires intelligent discrimination, utmost respect for tradition, and wide experience.


The Antique Wine Company, one of the world’s foremost purveyors of fine wines, displays all three of these qualities. You have only to listen to a few of the podcasts produced by Antique Wine Company’s Founder and CEO Stephen Williams, ranging from discussions of the component qualities of fine wine through reviews of major labels to such abstract concepts as the relationship between wine and music, to appreciate the depth of discrimination the company shows. AWC’s international staff of experts is also highly trained and experienced in helping customers understand and evaluate their products.


The appreciation of fine wine requires a deep respect for its history and tradition. Because the Antique Wine Company is fully aware of its responsibility to maintain and advance the tradition, it launched the AWC Wine Academy in 2011. Located at the Antique Wine Company’s headquarters in London, the Wine Academy hosts a regularly scheduled series of events designed to promote a wider and deeper understanding of the traditions of wine appreciation. These events include masterclasses, lectures, dinners, and corporate seminars, all presented with state-of-the-art audio-visual systems. The Antique Wine Company, in addition to partnering with an international firm that designs and constructs wine cellars, also offers advice and assistance in wine investment, insurance, and trade.


The maintenance of the European fine wine tradition also requires extensive experience with the production, bottling, distribution, and merchandising of wine. Here again, the Antique Wine Company shows itself to be one of the world’s foremost purveyors. Founded over thirty years ago and headquartered in London, with regional offices in Hong Kong and the Philippines, it operates in seventy countries around the world. The Antique Wine Company holds over 10,000 varieties of wines in its storage facilities, wines that represent not only France, Germany, and Italy, but the best of the vintages of the New World, from the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Argentina. From its beginnings in 1982, the company has grown to be one of the largest and most highly respected in the world, frequently called upon to assist in wine selection for events involving major world figures. In 2011, the Antique Wine Company broke the record for the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold (an 1811 Chateau d’Yquem). It is an established force in its field.


When it comes to selecting a purveyor of fine wines, you’ll be opting for discrimination, tradition, and experience when selecting the Antique Wine Company. In addition, shopping the Antique Wine Company’s online store is a dream of convenience and valuable support, not to mention elegance and ease. Experiencing the profound and ancient tradition of fine wines has never been easier. Find them on Facebook for more news and event information.