A group of Austrian researchers has found that a pint of beer could help stir up your creative juices and boost productivity, adding weight to a theory long-held by artists who have found their greatest muse at the bottom of a bottle.
There is no worm in tequila. It’s in mescal, a spirit beverage distilled from a different plant. And it’s not actually a worm, but a butterfly caterpillar (Hipopta Agavis) called a gurano.
Cider is one of those beverages that offer a refreshingly fruity and astringent alternative to other drinks on the market. Many drinkers note it as tasting more or less like a typical fruit drink with no real notable alcoholic aftertaste. While it may not possess the same popularity as beers and wines, cider is still a much-loved beverage with a rich history.
Besides knowing that it hails from France and features a smoother flavour profile than an oiled-up Tom Jones (don’t picture that), the occasional bargoer won’t know much about one of the 12 types of brandy people like to call Cognac.
What lengths would you go to keep your milk fresh? Would you go so far as to drop a frog in your milk? Ancient Russian folklore suggests that that is exactly what people used to do in the days before modern refrigeration, according to this post on The Daily Meal.
Like many food innovations, the origin of instant coffee has several claimants. Douwe Egberts may not be the first instant coffee to fill up our cups but it has its own interesting history, worth sharing.