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50 Foods #50: Golden Rice

Origin: Switzerland and Germany
Date: 2000
Type: Genetically modified rice

This genetically modified rice is said to help children who suffer from vitamin A deficiency.

Would I eat/drink it?: I do enjoy rice, but this one wouldn’t be on my list anytime soon!

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Well, we’ve come to the end of this gastronomic journey. While the book was interesting, I think some of the foods were not significant. I enjoyed learning about the foods I did not know of and although I know the aim of the book was to focus on foods with a rich historical background concerning wars and myths that messed with the origin of food, I think quite a few important foods were missed. Foods such as croissants, coffee, wine, Philly steak, apples, cheese, and popcorn. History-wise or not, I think they played a HUGE part of food culture. The final rating for this book is…

3

NEXT UP:

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I’ll be reviewing 4 memoirs as I dislike them and I want to get them out of the way. One is by Nick Carter, another by Zlatan, an autobio on Messi and a memoir by Derrick Coleman Jr. 

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50 Foods #49: Powdered Milk

Origin: America and other parts of the world
Date: 1990s onwards
Type: Dry milk

I guess everyone is familiar with powdered milk. Back in 1295, the Mongolians boiled milk, when the fat rose to the top they’ll skim it off to make butter. The defatted milk was then left to dry in the sun as reported by Marco Polo. 

Today, powdered milk is spray dried.

Would I eat/drink it?: When I was younger, I used to it eat it with sugar as a treat and drink it in tea, but I haven’t consumed it in years.

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Food #44: Anzac Biscuits

Origin: Australia and New Zealand
Date: 1915
Type: Oatmeal cookie

Anzac Day is on April 25th and every year, these biscuits are made to be sold before and on the day. It is a day of remembrance for the servicemen and women of the two countries who died in the war.

Would I eat/drink it?: I love these biscuits!