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  • #69 The Oreo Story

    #69 The Oreo Story

    The Oreo cookie is the only cookie that I, as an adult, still buy from the snack foods aisle. Shockingly, this cookie is over a hundred years old! Mother Goose biscuit ad [credit yagirlthebottledigger] In 1912, the National Biscuit Company announced the release of 3 high end cookies - they…

  • #68 Kombucha: Tea of Immortality

    #68 Kombucha: Tea of Immortality

    Kombucha is a drink that is typically a little bit sour and a little bit sweet. You brew it by fermenting sweet tea with a SCOBY (the acronym stands for: Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast). Have you ever wondered how people discovered kombucha? Like did someone find a gross…

  • #67 Nutella Since Napoleon

    #67 Nutella Since Napoleon

    This is the incredible true story of Nutella - properly pronounced as "New-tell-uh"! I know...it looks like it should be pronounced "nut-ella", but the name was created in Europe, so it may be useful to remember that the root word "nut" is "nuss" in German, "noce" in Italian, "nuez" in…

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    Chris Hadfield

    Hear what the commander has to say about food in space.

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    Temple Grandin

    Temple Grandin is our hero. Listen or read the story of how she's changed the slaughterhouse industry.

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