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2012-07-19 07:36:17

Suppliers of the orange, vanilla and other flavor and fragrance ingredients used in hundreds of foods, beverages and personal care products are putting their faith in microbes as new sources for these substances. That migration away from the natural plant oils used for centuries to delight the taste buds and nose is the topic of a story in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News. C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest...

2012-03-21 13:47:37

Bite size depends on the familiarly and texture of food. Smaller bite sizes are taken for foods which need more chewing and smaller bite sizes are often linked to a sensation of feeling fuller sooner. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Flavour, launched today, shows that strong aromas lead to smaller bite sizes and suggests that aroma may be used as a means to control portion size. The aroma experience of food is linked to its constituents and texture, but also...

2011-10-28 14:00:00

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) announced the winners of its exclusive Expert Panel tastings held October 15th at PMA Fresh Summit in Atlanta. Among the three varieties tested by the experts, Dulcinea Farmsâ PureHeart ® mini seedless watermelon came out on top. Among the three varieties of grape tomatoes tasted, Red Diamond Farmsâ (a division of Tomato Thyme Corporation) grape tomatoes were deemed the tastiest. Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2011...

2011-10-10 07:00:00

Hongar Farms and Benissimo gourmet flavor-infused oils and vinegars can now be purchased online through the company's Alice.com powered storefront Tucker, Georgia (PRWEB) October 10, 2011 Hongar Farms Gourmet Foods (http://www.hongarfarms.com), a Tucker, GA-based specialty foods company, today announces the availability of our Hongar Farms and Benissimo gourmet flavor infused oils and vinegars through Alice.com, a retail platform that enables leading manufacturers to sell direct to their...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'