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Dinner in Europe

When do people eat dinner in Europe?

    This map by @loverofgeography shows what time Europeans have dinner. Spain and Portugal have supper very late in the day. The northern countries seem to eat very early. Personally, I am an early eater.

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    Diana Ejaita’s “Tastes of Home”

      Here is some food for thought for this Thanksgiving. The latest cover by Diana Ejaita of The New Yorker celebrates diversity for Thanksgiving. Her mother is Italian and your dad is Nigerian which makes Thanksgiving a special occasion.

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      The History of White Rock’s Psyche Mascot

        The 40s were a magical time for White Rock’s exhibitionist pixie, Psyche. White Rock’s topless “Tinkerbell” proudly showed her breasts till new management in 1952 and Psyche’s breasts were no longer on public display. The Goddess of purity was created in 1893. In the 40s all bets were off with her new ads and so was her top. She got a lot of men in hot water that they needed White Rock Sprinkling Water to cool down.

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        Heinz Draw Ketchup

          We (Heinz Canada) anonymously asked people all over the world to “draw ketchup.” The result? They all drew Heinz. Now you can win a custom bottle of your own. Find out more at DrawKetchup.ca.

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          Did Coca-Cola invent Santa Claus?

            Coca-Cola did not create the legend of Santa Claus. But Coca-Cola advertising did play a big role in shaping the jolly character we know today.

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            Tacos in Space!

              One of the most popular foods for astronauts is tortillas. They don’t crumble like regular bread. Tiny bits of floating food can be dangerous in zero gravity!

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              Bread as Art

                North Carolina-based baker Hannah P. brings art into artisan bread. She sculpts bread with patterns and color. Her bread is out of this world. The bread looks too pretty to eat.

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                The Peanuts Munchtime Cookbook

                  Peanuts is a merchandising juggernaut. This is not the first time that Peanuts printed a cookbook. Food has always played a significant role in the Peanuts’ universe. The Peanuts Munchtime Cookbook is a treat for fans of all ages. It is beautifully put together by Weldon Owen publishing with easy recipes and luscious art that your eyes can munch on.

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                  Fully functional chocolate Rubik’s Cube for Easter

                    Bored of getting the usual chocolate Easter bunny? British puzzle-maker, Tony Fisher, has created a chocolate cube that will keep you busy for a while. If you give up solving the Rubik’s Cube you can eat it. Let’s see Tony solve this puzzle on a hot day in the middle of July.

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                    From pixels to plate: Is 3D food printing the future

                      It is almost like a food replicator as seen on Star Trek. Now you can print edible 3D food from a printer that looks like a giant microwave. The ChefJet printer can replicate intricate geometric 3D food designs. Is this the food of the future?

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                      Thailand catering company creates heart-shaped cake made out of salmon sushi

                        This cake is completely made out of salmon sashimi on the exterior, filled with rice in the interior, and topped off with fish eggs. Yummy! This sushi cake might not be everybody’s cup of tea. The visual stunning cake is made by Kouen Sushi Bar in Bangkok, Thailand. Wonder if they use fish-sticks as candles?