FOOD HISTORY: The Accidental Invention Of Paper Towels

[1] The original paper towels were made by Scott for washroom dispensers (photo courtesy Scott). [2] An early ad (photo courtesy Period Paper). [3] It took years for housewives to realize the benefit of paper towels (photo courtesy Toilet Paper World). [4] We can’t live [happily] without them: Bounty Select-A-Size paper towels (photo courtesy Procter…
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[OLD] NEWS: The 10 Greatest Japanese Inventions Of The 20th Century

Ramen: voted the greatest Japanese invention of the 20th century. Photo © Olga Nayashkova | Fotolia.   It may be old news, but we just came across an old Japanese survey that names instant ramen as “the greatest invention of the 20th century.” We would have passed it by, but for the the fact that…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try A New Soup & The History Of Soup

It’s well below freezing in much of the country today: a good day to focus on soup. Every culture makes soup. It’s easy, filling and nutritious, and can be inexpensive. In much of the world it’s eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner. January is National Soup Month. Rather than fall back on your favorites today,…
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