Midway through January and temperatures are plummeting here in the UK. The only thing that I’ve been able to do to keep my core body temperature up is amass a select number of interesting stories and posts for this week’s Tidbits.
- Molecular Recipes has The Aviary’s take on the Moscow Mule: The Ginger.
- Ideas In Food find a novel way to make use of the salty by-product of fish sauce.
- In China, some provinces are reporting the serving of hydrocolloid-based fake shark fin in restaurants.
- KFC have seen their sales drop dramatically in China with fears over food preparation safety.
- Brominated Vegetable Oil, an emulsification agent found in soft drinks, is facing the chop in the US. With most other regions banning the substance, a petition has been started to remove what many believe to be a dangerous ingredient from drinks such as Gatorade.
- Khymos takes us on a journey into the Nordic Food Lab.
- TIC Gums shows us how replacing sugar in drinks requires more than just replicating sweetness.
- A Chicago woman has invented the “Vaportini”. Retailing for less than $35, the vaporiser can be used to heat alcohol and then the intoxicating fumes sucked up through a straw with very little loss of taste.