This Is How Bleached Flour Changes The Taste of Your Cakes

You’ve seen labels advertising “unbleached” flour. Few labels announce that their flour is “bleached,” but that’s exactly what happens to most white flour. It’s not just about the color, though—it’s an actual chemical change. Here’s how it works and why your cakes just wouldn’t taste the same without it.

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Baking is easy to get wrong because it is really just particularly finicky applied organic chemistry.  Cooking is an art. Baking, a science.

How We Learned Chlorine Gas Is Not An Effective Cold Remedy

Depends on how you define “effective” 😉

We know that chlorine is incredibly dangerous if inhaled. It destroys lung tissue, causing people to asphyxiate on their own pulped lungs. It was used as a weapon in World War I, and soldiers were terrified of it. .So why did a US President and a good chunk of Congress get gassed with it as a medical treatment?

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That’s like how Marie Curie discovered radium – her note book now is kept in a lead box because it’s that radioactive.  We’ve made some great discoveries, but there have been some mistakes to get there.