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2013-04-10 10:51:50

One of the Crescent City's time-honored traditions — a steaming bowl of Yak-a-mein Soup, a.k.a., "Old Sober" – after a night of partying in the French Quarter actually does have a basis in scientific fact. That was the word today from an overview of the chemistry of hangovers, presented as part of the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. Alyson E. Mitchell, Ph.D., said foods like Yak-a-mein –...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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