No, I mean what I said

Recently, a strange piece of news caught my eye. Apparently, I was misspelling the name of a country. In early December 2021, the country Turkey was supposed to be spelled Turkiye. This correction in spelling flew under my radar for close to a month.

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P is for …...

I usually like to start the year with some positive pieces but something polluted the end of 2021 in style. There is a saying taking candy from a baby. This was a state sponsored candy stealing session. …

Or why many things are lost in translation

A few year ago, I encountered a very unique dish. It was not what were the ingredients in the dish. There was nothing unique in its preparation as I understand many restaurants also carry this dish. It was with the name. …

How not all chocolate are alike

Recently, I learnt about a food additive. It is called butyric acid. It is naturally occurring. It is so natural that even your body produces it (We will come back to this important point later). One source of this chemical is in dairy products…

Or how skim milk masquerades as cream

In 2003, France opposed America in the Iraq war in the UN meetings. In retaliation for the slight, an American politician renamed French fries in the Congressional cafeteria. And Freedom Fries was born. Freedom fries died in early childhood as it was renamed…

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