I loved Melissa Clark’s video and short article about simple syrups in the New York Times Dining section (no surprise there, since I have a fondness for sugar). It was interesting to learn that simple syrup adds more than just sweetness to a drink, but also texture and flavor (depending on what type of sugar you choose to use). After watching the video, I will definitely be ordering a sidecar at the next bar I visit.
Did you know that if you’re eating a food item that isn’t organic, then the food you’re eating most likely contains GMOs (genetically modified organisms), the long-term effects of which have not been studied? And did you know that tons of countries worldwide require foods containing GMOs (aka, basically all non-organic foods) to be labeled as such-but the US isn’t one of them? To me, that is lame. Here’s a great article from a great site explaining a bit about this big issue. Go to Just Label It and take literally 10 seconds to help protest this ridiculousness. We have a right to know what’s in our food!
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